Founded in 1907, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) exists as a professional association dedicated to providing medical doctors, researchers, and other related organizations with the tools required to advance the march towards a cure for cancer. In order to disseminate up-to-date cancer treatment research between professionals in the field, the AACR compiles and publishes several peer-reviewed journals. These vary in terms of scope, and include the titles Molecular Cancer Research, Cancer Prevention Research, Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, Biomarkers & Prevention, and Cancer Today, which is geared toward current and former patients with cancer as well as caretakers, relatives, and friends. The AACR also sponsors conferences and an annual meeting at which researchers can share the latest information.

About the Author:
A contributor to the American Association for Cancer Research, Leon Turovsky, MD, serves as owner and medical director for the Sheepshead Bay Laser Center in Brooklyn, New York.