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Survivor Story

Isabella Snow Fraser was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer when she was just 6 years old. Cancer immunotherapy helped Bella to reclaim her childhood.

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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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Cancer Prevention

February is National Cancer Prevention Month. Take our Cancer Prevention Quiz to test your knowledge and learn more about cancer risk factors and risk reduction.

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Cancer Types

More than 238,000 people living in the United States were diagnosed with lung cancer last year. Learn about prevention, screening, and treatment options for lung cancer.

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Believe in Progress

In the latest episode of Believe in Progress, Mitch talks with with Andrea Wilson Woods about the loss of her sister and how that experience motivated her to start Blue Faery to help patients and families navigate liver cancer.

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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

Register now to attend the most important cancer meeting of the year.

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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 58,000 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