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AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report

The AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report provides a comprehensive overview of the science of cancer disparities and a call to action for health equity.

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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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Innovators in Discovery
Innovators in Discovery

Read how AACR grants and awards help sustain cancer researchers like physician-scientist W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD.

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Cancer Types
Cancer Types

More than 81,000 people living in the United States are expected to be diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma this year. Learn more about this type of cancer including treatment options.

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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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From the AACR Blog
From the AACR Blog

Protecting Patients With Blood Cancers from COVID-19. Studies in Blood Cancer Discovery report that patients with certain blood cancers “require additional measures to protect them” from COVID-19.

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Support Lifesaving Research
Support Lifesaving Research

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Rally for Medical Research National Day of Action
Rally for Medical Research National Day of Action

Join advocates from around the country for the 2021 Rally for Medical Research! Contact your member of Congress and urge them to make funding for NIH a national priority.

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AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report 2020

Achieving the Bold Vision of Health Equity for Racial and Ethnic Minorities and Other Underserved Populations.

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Driving Progress Against Cancer

The AACR and our more than 48,000 members worldwide are advancing a scientifically bold agenda against the collection of diseases we call cancer.

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Tristana Vásquez

Increasing Awareness of Colorectal Cancer Among Hispanics in Puerto Rico. The AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report 2020

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By the Numbers
16.9

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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20

new therapeutics against cancer were approved by the FDA from August 1, 2019, to July 31, 2020

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27.5

million people are projected to be diagnosed with cancer worldwide by the year 2040

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