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Survivor Story

After her diagnosis with triple-negative breast cancer in 2018, Marlena decided to turn her experiences with cancer into something positive by becoming a patient advocate to bring cancer education to more people.

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About Cancer

Thanks to spectacular research-driven advances, more than 18 million people in the United States and millions more worldwide are cancer survivors living with, through, and beyond their disease.

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AACR Cancer Progress Report

Research-driven advances in cancer science are leading to safer and more effective treatments that are transforming outcomes for many patients with cancer.

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Cancer Types

More than 64,000 people in the United States were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year. Learn about the treatment options for this type of cancer.

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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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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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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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therapeutics against cancer were approved by the FDA from August 1, 2021, to July 31, 2022

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percent decrease of the overall age-adjusted cancer death rate in the U.S. from 1991 to 2019

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