The American Association for Cancer Education (AACE) was founded in 1947 as the Cancer Coordinators, an association of cancer educators from U.S. medical and dental schools that met annually to discuss problems and methods of mutual interest. In 1967, the organization changed its name to the American Association for Cancer Education and hosted its first annual meeting. AACE has evolved into an international, interdisciplinary organization that is committed to promoting greater equity in cancer care and reducing the global cancer burden. AACE promotes the use of best practices in professional, patient, family, and public cancer education through various activities, including the International Cancer Education Conference, Journal of Cancer Education, Engagement Lounges, training workshops, and the Research, Education, Advocacy, and Direct Service (READS) Grants Program.

Our Mission

Champion the highest standards for cancer education through evidence-based practices to improve outcomes.

Our Vision

Achieving excellence in education to reduce the burden of cancer worldwide.

Our Values

Innovate    Disseminate    Collaborate    Respect    Mentor

AACE Leadership

AACE leadership includes:

  1. Executive Council
  2. Standing Committees:
    1. Advisory* (the last 5 Past Presidents)
    2. Bylaws*
    3. Editorial* (Journal of Cancer Education Editorial Board)
    4. Membership*
    5. Annual Meeting Planning* (upcoming Annual Meeting)
    6. Academy of Fellows
    7. Awards and Scholarships (information on awards and scholarships)
    8. Education
    9. Global Cancer Education
    *These Committees are required by the AACE Bylaws. All other Committees are formed as the Executive Council deems necessary.
  3. AACE Headquarters