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American Association for Cancer Research

ORGANIZATION

"AACR was founded in 1907 by a group of eleven physicians and scientists interested in research, 'to further the investigation and spread the knowledge of cancer.' Today, AACR accelerates progress toward the prevention and cure of cancer by promoting research, education, communication, and advocacy."

Official Website:
http://www.aacr.org/

Location:
Philadelphia, PA

Founding Date:
1907

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Susan Desmond-Hellmann
Doctor
1958   Chancellor of UCSF
Gertrude B. Elion
Scientist
23-Jan-1918 21-Feb-1999 Developed medicines for leukemia, herpes, AIDS
Clare M. Hasler
Educator
c. 1957   Director, Robert Mondavi Institute
Sherry Lansing
Business
31-Jul-1944   Former Paramount executive
Arnold J. Levine
Biologist
1939   Cancer researcher
John Mendelsohn
Biologist
31-Aug-1936   Cancer researcher
Cecil B. Pickett
Biologist
5-Oct-1945   Ezetrol, Singulair, and Vioxx
Phillip A. Sharp
Biologist
6-Jun-1944   Eukaryotic (split) genes
E. Donnall Thomas
Scientist
15-Mar-1920   Bone marrow transplants


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