Press Release

AACI Supports Dr. Fauci

AACI stands in strong support of Dr. Anthony Fauci. Drawing from more than 50 years of expertise in infectious diseases—from HIV/AIDS to Ebola and Zika—Dr. Fauci has played an integral role in developing sound public health guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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AACI Statement

Racism is a Public Health Crisis

The Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) condemns racism and discrimination. We firmly believe that these intertwined issues must be confronted with a sense of urgency — just as we address cancer and other crises that impact public health. The senseless and violent deaths of George Floyd and countless other African Americans sadden and anger AACI’s Board of Directors, staff, and cancer center leaders. 

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2020 AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting

The 2020 AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting will take place Monday and Tuesday, October 12-13 in a virtual format. Registration is free to AACI cancer center members and sustaining members.

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AACI Commentary
September 2020

AACI Update
September 2020

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A 5-Point Pledge for Eradicating Cancer
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AACI Annual Report
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Our Mission

Working Together to Find a Cure

The Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) comprises 102 premier academic and freestanding cancer research centers in the U.S. and Canada. AACI is dedicated to reducing the burden of cancer by enhancing the impact of North America’s leading academic cancer centers.



Acting as a network for research leaders, Clinical Research Innovation (CRI) promotes the efficient operation of clinical research facilities at AACI cancer centers.

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Public Policy


The AACI Government Relations Forum facilitates an improved understanding of policy issues as they pertain to cancer prevention, treatment, and survivorship.

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Meetings & Events

Meetings & Events

AACI meetings bring cancer centers together to discover solutions to common challenges. AACI also shares event announcements as a benefit to members.
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Recent Headlines

Annual Meeting Sessions Address Disparities in Cancer Care

Annual Meeting Sessions Address Disparities in Cancer Care

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Phil and Penny Knight to Receive AACI Champion for Cures Award

Phil and Penny Knight to Receive AACI Champion for Cures Award

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AACI to Honor Kaelin With Distinguished Scientist Award

AACI to Honor Kaelin With Distinguished Scientist Award

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Meet the President

Roy A. Jensen, MD, has been the director of The University of Kansas Cancer Center since 2004. KU Cancer Center earned designation from the National Cancer Institute in 2012.

Dr. Jensen has lectured widely on the clinical and molecular aspects of breast cancer pathology. His research focuses on understanding the function of BRCA1 and BRCA2 and their role in breast and ovarian neoplasia; and on the characterization of premalignant breast disease.

A member of AACI's board of directors since 2013, Dr. Jensen began his term as president in October 2018. Under his leadership, AACI has developed a comprehensive Public Policy Resource Library

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Presidential Initiative

The AACI Presidential Initiative allows the president of AACI's Board of Directors to formalize a special project of broad interest and value to AACI members during their two-year term. Several of AACI's signature programs began as presidential initiatives.  

For his presidential initiative, Roy A. Jensen, MD, developed a comprehensive, cancer-specific library of model legislation and public policy resources. The AACI Public Policy Resource Library addresses issues ranging from state funding for cancer research to HPV vaccination and tobacco regulation.

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