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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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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 Cancer Progress Report 2023

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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Childhood Cancer Types

Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common type of pediatric cancer. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month.

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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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Cancer Discoveries

Researchers have developed a vaccine that may improve the response to therapy in patients with multiple myeloma and help keep the cancer at bay by stimulating the body’s immune system.

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AACR Annual Meeting

Hotel reservations for the AACR Annual Meeting 2024 are now open. The deadline is Friday, February 23, 2024.

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AACR Cancer Progress Report 2023

The AACR Cancer Progress Report 2023 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 54,000 members worldwide are advancing a scientifically bold agenda against the collection of diseases we call cancer.

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AACR President Philip D. Greenberg, MD, FAACR

A new wave of research-driven discoveries and technological innovations are delivering – and will propel additional – transformative advances to save more lives from cancer..

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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