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Survivor Journeys

Read inspiring stories from survivors benefiting from research-driven advances against cancer, like Rabbi Ben David of Mount Laurel, New Jersey.

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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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Survivor Journeys

Jazz musician and educator Billy Foster continues to work on his music as he battles metastatic kidney cancer.

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Cancer Types

More than 55,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year.

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Cancer Discoveries

Researchers have developed a risk prediction model that could categorize individuals with lung nodules as having a high or low risk for lung cancer.

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Innovators In Discovery
Innovators In Discovery

Learn about cancer researchers and physician-scientists, like Fellow of the AACR Academy Michael A. Caligiuri, MD, who are driving advances against cancer.

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Get Involved
Get Involved

Join the AACR Runners for Research and support lifesaving cancer research by participating in race events around the country. You can even participate as a Virtual Runner or create your own event.

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For Researchers
For Researchers
AACR Annual Meeting

Housing Deadline
March 13, 2020
The AACR Annual Meeting program covers the latest discoveries across the spectrum of cancer research and advocacy, and highlights the work of the best minds in research and medicine from institutions all over the world.

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Driving Progress Against Cancer

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and our more than 44,000 members worldwide are advancing a scientifically bold agenda against the collection of devastating diseases we call cancer.

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Keeping Breast Cancer at Bay with Immunotherapy

Eva was devastated to learn her triple-negative breast cancer had spread to her lungs and sternum, but immunotherapy has allowed her and her husband to enjoy retirement together.

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Charles L. Sawyers, MD: Fellow of the AACR Academy

A physician-scientist and leader in the development of targeted therapies for cancer, Dr. Sawyers investigates the signaling pathways that drive the growth and drug resistance of cancer cells.

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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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17

new therapeutics against cancer were approved by the FDA from August 1, 2018, to July 31, 2019

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27.5

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

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