Organizations


American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) – Through its programs and services, AACR fosters research in cancer and related biomedical science; accelerates the dissemination of new research findings among scientists and others dedicated to the conquest of cancer; promotes science education and training; and advances the understanding of cancer etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment throughout the world.

European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) – EORTC develops, conducts, coordinates, and stimulates translational and clinical research in Europe to improve the management of cancer and related problems by increasing survival but also patient quality of life.

Cure Pancreatic Cancer-Lustgarten Foundation is a not-for-profit organization created in 1998 to advance the science related to the diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of pancreatic cancer.

Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is the largest independent organization devoted to melanoma. Committed to the support of medical research in finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma, the MRF also educates patients, caregivers and physicians about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of melanoma.

Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) is changing the culture of science through innovation, collaboration, and translational research. Their mission is to raise funds to accelerate the pace of groundbreaking translational research that can get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now.


Tools/Resources


The Jackson Laboratory – mouse models, courses and conferences, clinical services, genetics and genomics, software, data and databases, other mouse-related resources

National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) – access to biomedical and genomic information

NCI Genomic Data Commons (GDC) – a unified data repository that enables data sharing across cancer genomic studies in support of precision medicine


Meetings


World Preclinical Congress – Over 1,000 preclinical research participants united in Boston, MA, this June 2016 for the World Preclinical Congress. The event brought together scientists from pharma, academia and technology companies who shared interesting perspectives on how to innovate traditional drug discovery.