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Survivor Journeys

Read inspiring stories from survivors benefiting from research-driven advances against cancer, like head and neck cancer survivor Bill McCone of Pennsylvania. April is Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month.

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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

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

Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common type of pediatric cancer.

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On the AACR Blog

Researchers are seeking clues to the rise in the incidence of early-onset colorectal cancer in the United States. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

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Progress Against Cancer

The Week in Cancer News: A roundup of significant cancer research news from the past week, selected by the staff of Cancer Today magazine.

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AACR Annual Meeting News

The official news website of the AACR Annual Meeting 2023. Stay up to date on the latest news from the most important cancer meeting in the world.

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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 54,000 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


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

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

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