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For David A. Tuveson, MD, PhD, FAACR, a career development grant from the AACR initiated the development of a model to help understand pancreatic cancer.

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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 Family Confronts COVID and Cancer: For Rachel Orth and her family, the devastation of a diagnosis of metastatic stomach cancer was compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cancer Types
Cancer Types

Ewing sarcoma is a rare type of cancer with an incidence that is nine times greater in Caucasians than in African Americans. June is Sarcoma Awareness Month.

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Cancer Discoveries
Cancer Discoveries

Study: A healthy lifestyle may help mitigate an individual’s high genetic risk of cancer.

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Cancer Today
Cancer Today

The summer 2022 issue of Cancer Today magazine, with articles on coping scanxiety, marking cancer milestones, dealing with the pain of grief, and more is now available.

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Support LIfesaving Cancer Reseaerch

Whether honoring a special person or a special day, a donation to the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has a lasting impact.

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For Researchers
AACR Grants
AACR Grants

AACR grants support researchers domestically and abroad at every career stage, representing a global commitment to cancer prevention, early detection, interception, and cure.

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Videos
AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report

The report provides a comprehensive overview of the latest research on cancer disparities and calls for policies to reduce disparities and achieve cancer health equity.

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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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Wenora Johnson: A Pandemic-delayed Colonoscopy and a Diagnosis of Precancerous Polyps

For the woman with Lynch syndrome, a delayed colonoscopy highlighted the impact of the pandemic on cancer screening.

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