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 listserv discussions, webinars, calls, and meetings of AACI's CAR T Initiative, Clinical Research Innovation (CRI), and Physician Clinical Leadership Initiative (PCLI)
  • Participation in annual meetings, advocacy activities, and monthly update calls of the AACI Government Relations Forum
  • Use of the AACI Public Policy Resource Library, which offers state-level model legislation and advocacy resources for cancer research funding, the elimination of HPV-related cancers, and tobacco control
  • Access to survey data and publications related to this data
  • Subscriptions to and opportunity to submit content for the monthly AACI Update, featuring news from AACI members, meeting announcements, and job postings; and AACI Commentary, a monthly, online editorial series on issues of common interest to AACI members, authored by cancer center leaders and AACI partners
  • Opportunities to amplify your cancer center's accomplishments through AACI's social media and website
  • Peer-to-peer networking through Slack channels and other venues
  • Registration at the member rate for the 2021 AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting and the 13th Annual AACI CRI Meeting
Cancer Center Membership Criteria
  • Play an integral role in an accredited academic, research-intensive institution or medical school
  • Focus on cancer-related discovery, including research and training programs in clinical or basic sciences
  • Receive significant cancer-related funding from peer-reviewed sources
View Our Cancer Center Membership Criteria
View Our Cancer Center Membership Application

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 bi-annual conference calls with AACI leadership and other Corporate Roundtable members 
  • Participation in two in-person or virtual Corporate Roundtable meetings with AACI leadership at the 13th Annual AACI Clinical Research Innovation (CRI) Meeting and the 2021 AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting 
  • Opportunity to suggest discussion topics for roundtable meeting agendas
  • One complimentary registration to the 13th Annual AACI CRI Meeting 
  • One complimentary registration to the 2021 AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting 
  • Company logo on AACI’s website 
  • Subscription to AACI’s monthly digital publications, AACI Update and AACI Commentary, which reach more than 2,500 readers
  • Recognition in the AACI annual report and AACI Update, and on AACI social media accounts
  • Unlimited access to AACI program webinars

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
  • Participation in AACI’s Clinical Research Innovation (CRI) webinars 
  • Invitation to attend the AACI Physician Clinical Leadership Initiative (PCLI) annual meeting and webinars
  • Participation in AACI’s Government Relations Forum, including in-person meetings and webinars
  • Access to the AACI Public Policy Resource Library and the ability to partner in our efforts to promote state-level model legislation
  • Subscription to the AACI Update email newsletter and the opportunity to share your organization’s meeting announcements and job postings with more than 2,500 monthly readers
  • Subscription to the AACI Commentary, an online editorial series on issues of common interest to AACI members, authored by cancer center leaders
  • Registration at the member rate for the 13th Annual AACI CRI Meeting and the 2021 AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting 
  • Exhibit opportunities at a special discounted rate at the CRI meeting and the annual meeting 
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. 

View Our Cancer Center Membership Application
View Our Sustaining Membership Application

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