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AACR Annual Report

Turning Science into Lifesaving Care: The American Association for Cancer Research addressed the challenges of 2020 utilizing its legacy of innovation, leadership, and resilience.

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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 Cancer Disparities Progress Report
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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Cancer Types
Cancer Types

Lung cancer is the most common type of cancer with nearly 229,000 people living in the United States expected to be diagnosed this year. Learn about prevention, screening, and treatment options for lung cancer.

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From the AACR Blog
From the AACR Blog

Melanoma Risk: More Than Skin Deep. From sunburns to genetic mutations, a session during Week 2 of the AACR Annual Meeting 2021 covered the full range of risk factors for melanoma.

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Cancer Discoveries
Cancer Discoveries

Researchers show that a form of DNA damage in cancer patients is associated with the consumption of red meat but not other foods or lifestyle factors.

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Support Lifesaving Research
Support LIfesaving Cancer Reseaerch

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For Researchers
Apply for Funding Opportunities
Apply for Funding Opportunities

The AACR is currently accepting applications for three grants; deadlines are June 29, July 6, and August 31.

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