American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

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Cancer Survivorship Quiz

June is National Cancer Survivor Month. Join us in celebrating the millions of people in the United States and worldwide who are living with, through, and beyond a cancer diagnosis thanks to cancer research.

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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 grantee and NextGen Star Chemtai Mungo, MD, MPH, is developing an innovative self-treatment strategy for cervical precancer that could save lives in underserved areas.

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Cancer Types

An estimated 22,370 people in the U.S. are expected to be diagnosed with esophageal cancer this year. Get more information about prevention, screening, and treatments for esophageal cancer.

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Practical Knowledge

Making Treatment Decisions: Abigail Johnston shares how she has approached decisions about her cancer care since she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2017.

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FDA Approvals

Read about recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration approvals of products for cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

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AACR Annual Meeting 2024

Session recordings are available for viewing to registered attendees through September 3. Registration remains open for the on-demand virtual meeting.

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AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report 2024

The AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report 2024 outlines the complex interplay of factors that drive and perpetuate cancer health disparities and calls for a collaborative approach to achieve health equity.

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The AACR: Driving Progress Against Cancer

The AACR and its more than 58,000 members worldwide are advancing a scientifically bold agenda against the collection of diseases we call cancer.

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Robert A. Winn, MD, FAACR

Dr. Winn, chair of the AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report 2024 steering committee, discusses the many factors that drive and perpetuate cancer health disparities.

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By the Numbers


percent decrease of the overall age-adjusted cancer death rate in the U.S. from 1991 to 2020

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therapeutics were approved for new or expanded uses by the FDA from Aug. 1, 2022, to July 31, 2023

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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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For more statistics on cancer, please visit our Cancer Progress ReportRead the AACR Cancer Progress Report