Public Policy & Advocacy

Making a Difference

AACI works on behalf of its 98 cancer centers to advocate for federal funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI). 

The AACI Government Relations Forum was created to coordinate efforts among all cancer centers to educate local officials and members of Congress about the cancer research enterprise and the positive impact of cancer center initiatives on patients. The Government Relations Forum facilitates an improved understanding of policy issues as they pertain to cancer prevention, treatment, and survivorship – for AACI members and for legislators.

Participation in the forum is open to AACI members only. 

Steering Committee

The Government Relations Forum Steering Committee monitors public policy activities impacting cancer centers. 

Anne L. Levine
Dana-Farber Cancer Insititute, Harvard Medical School

John DeMuro
Moffitt Cancer Center

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Take Action

AACI empowers its members to advocate for the cancer center community by contacting their representatives directly. 

Write Your Legislator

How Does Cancer
Impact Your State?

For his presidential initiative, AACI President Dr. Roy Jensen will spearhead the development of a comprehensive, cancer-specific library of model legislation.