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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Congressional Briefing

Breaking Down Barriers to a Cure

Wednesday, March 27 | 9:00-10:00 am
Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2043
Washington, DC

Breakfast will be served at this widely-attended event.

A panel of experts and patient advocates will discuss financial and structural barriers to cancer research and treatment, emphasizing the importance of equitable access to emerging therapies for all patients. 

The briefing will be followed by a Q&A with the panelists. 

Please RSVP to Government Relations Manager Jaren Love at
412-647-2076 by Monday, March 25.

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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.