Become an AACI Member

Three Ways to Join

Membership in AACI is open to academic and NCI-Designated Cancer Centers, corporate partners, and cancer-related nonprofit organizations. Click the headings below to learn more about our membership categories. 

No other organization provides the level of coordinated engagement that AACI does on behalf of North America's leading cancer centers.

To be eligible for AACI membership, cancer centers with a clinical focus must have a wide range of cancer-related clinical disciplines related to patient care—including a broad portfolio of cancer clinical trials—and should actively participate in cancer-related community prevention, education, and screening activities. 

Cancer Center Membership Benefits
  • Access to webinars, calls, and meetings of AACI’s Clinical Research Innovation (CRI), Physician Clinical Leadership Initiative (PCLI), and CAR T Initiative
  • ​Access to role-based listservs for clinical trials office (CTO) medical directors and CTO administrative directors, and topic-based listservs related to clinical research, community outreach and engagement (COE), data science, and other areas of interest
  • Participation in annual meetings, advocacy activities, and monthly update calls of the AACI Government Relations Forum, featuring guest speakers from congressional offices, think tanks, and nonprofit organizations that are moving the needle on cancer-related advocacy
  • Participation in the annual AACI/AACR Hill Day on May 16, 2024
  • Use of the AACI Public Policy Resource Library, which offers state-level model legislation and resources and tracks the status of federal legislation that impacts AACI cancer centers 
  • Access to additional AACI resources through an expanded online library (Coming in 2024)
  • Access to survey data and related publications 
  • Subscriptions to and opportunity to submit content for the monthly AACI Update newsletter and AACI Commentary editorial series
  • Opportunities to amplify your cancer center’s accomplishments through AACI’s social media platforms and website
  • Peer-to-peer networking 
  • Registration at the member rate for the 16th Annual AACI Clinical Research Innovation (CRI) Meeting, June 24-26, 2024 in Rosemont, IL
  • Registration at the member rate for the 2024 AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting, October 20-22, in Chicago
  • Opportunity to nominate emerging leaders of your institution to AACI’s Leadership Diversity and Development Workshop in 2024
Cancer Center Membership Criteria

Eligible organizations must:

  • Be not-for-profit and an integral component of an accredited academic research-intensive institution and/or medical school
  • Possess a defined focus on cancer-related discovery to include research and training programs in clinical and/or basic sciences
  • Receive significant cancer-related funding from peer-reviewed sources, such as the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, and American Cancer Society 
A cancer center cannot apply for individual membership if they are affiliated with a current AACI member cancer center, but may participate in AACI activities and events under the current center’s membership, if appropriate. AACI defines an "affiliated" member according to the NCI’s Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) guidelines for a "consortium" partner: an institution that holds a portfolio of peer-reviewed, cancer-relevant grants (at a minimum, 7 peer-reviewed, cancer relevant grants of $125,000 per year for 3 years from at least 5 PIs) and is fully integrated into the cancer center at the time of application.

View Our Cancer Center Membership Criteria
Download Our Cancer Center Membership Application

The Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) represents 108 premier academic and freestanding cancer research centers in the United States and Canada. The AACI Corporate Roundtable provides a forum for AACI cancer centers to address topics of mutual interest with their pharmaceutical industry colleagues to advance research and improve the lives of patients with cancer. Corporate Roundtable members hear directly from North America’s leading cancer centers about issues that impact the cancer research community.

Corporate Membership Benefits 
  • Participation in conference calls with AACI leadership and other Corporate Roundtable members 
  • Participation in two Corporate Roundtable meetings (live or virtual) with AACI leadership at the 15th Annual AACI Clinical Research Innovation (CRI) Meeting, and the 2023 AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting 
  • Opportunity to suggest discussion topics for roundtable agenda
  • Two complimentary registrations to the 15th Annual AACI CRI Meeting, June 26-28, 2023 in Rosemont, IL
  • Two complimentary registrations to the 2023 AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting, October 1-3, 2023, in Washington, DC
  • Participation in monthly topic-driven task force meetings with AACI leadership 
  • Company logo on AACI’s website 
  • Subscription to AACI’s monthly digital publications, AACI Update and AACI Commentary, with approximately 3,500 readers
  • Recognition in the AACI annual report, AACI Update, and on AACI social media accounts
  • Unlimited access to AACI program webinars
Sample Meeting Topics
  • Best practices as they relate to lab manuals, confidentiality disclosure agreements (CDA), and remote monitoring
  • Telemedicine utilization opportunities for enrollment and monitoring follow-up
  • Federal policy updates
  • Medicare coverage analysis
  • Addressing the digital technology gap in research 
  • Lessons learned from COVID-19
  • Trial activation
  • Technology that accelerates trial conduct
  • Streamlining trial inclusion/exclusion criteria
  • Addressing health disparities in cancer research

Sustaining membership in AACI is open to nonprofit organizations that represent and support the educational and professional development of clinical oncology health professionals and researchers. Sustaining membership is also available to organizations that represent the interests of cancer patients and that are dedicated to improving access to high-quality patient care. 

Sustaining Membership Benefits
Sustaining Membership Criteria
Organizations eligible for sustaining membership must be not-for-profit and meet one or more of the following criteria:
  • Represent and support the educational and professional development of clinical oncology health professionals and oncology researchers
  • Be dedicated to clinical and/or basic research with a strong focus on cancer
  • Be dedicated to public education related to cancer
View Our Sustaining Membership Application

How to Apply

Membership applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Qualifying applications are reviewed by the AACI Board of Directors for final approval. Candidates will be notified of the status of their application within 90 days after receipt. 

Download Our Cancer Center Membership Application
View Our Sustaining Membership Application

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