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AACR Cancer Progress Report 2022

What Is Cancer Precision Medicine? Research has powered an explosion in our understanding of the biology of cancer genomics and is leading to tailored treatments for patients.

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About Cancer
About Cancer

Cancer is not a single disease, but rather a collection of diseases all characterized by the uncontrolled proliferation of cells.

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AACR Stories
AACR Stories

A career development grant from the AACR helped Yale University cancer scientist Luisa Escobar-Hoyos, MSc, PhD, earn two major, multi-year federal grants to further develop her research.

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Cancer Types
Cancer Types

More than 150,000 people in the United States are expected to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer this year. Read about the prevention, screening, and treatment options for colorectal cancer.

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Practical Knowledge
Practical Knowledge

Rules for Healthy Living: Updated guideline reinforces the role of plant-based foods and heart-pumping activities for cancer survivors.

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Cancer Discoveries
Cancer Discoveries

Many Americans are unaware that consuming alcoholic beverages increases the risk for cancer, a study based on data from the 2020 Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS).

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Triple Your Impact Against Cancer
Triple Your Impact Against Cancer

The AACR is the worldwide leader in advancing the science of cancer health disparities. Give now and 100% of your donation will support AACR’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

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For Researchers
AACR Annual Meeting 2023
AACR Annual Meeting 2023

The AACR Annual Meeting highlights the work of the best minds in cancer research from institutions all over the world. Register to attend by the early registration deadline of December 16, 2022.

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AACR Cancer Progress Report 2022

The AACR Cancer Progress Report 2022 provides a comprehensive overview of the latest research-driven advances against the collection of devastating diseases called cancer.

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The AACR: Driving Progress Against Cancer

The AACR and its more than 50,000 members worldwide are advancing a scientifically bold agenda against the collection of diseases we call cancer.

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Mapping the Future of Cancer Science and Medicine

AACR President Lisa M. Coussens, PhD, FAACR, discusses the research-driven advances against cancer and looks to the future of cancer science and medicine.

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By the Numbers
18

million cancer survivors in the U.S. are living with, through, and beyond their disease thanks to research

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4 in 10

cancer diagnoses in the United States are associated with preventable risk factors

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16

new therapeutics against cancer were approved by the FDA from August 1, 2020, to July 31, 2021

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31

percent decrease of the overall age-adjusted cancer death rate in the U.S. from 1991 to 2018

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