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AACR COVID-19 and Cancer Report

The use of telemedicine by patients with cancer has had a positive effect on the delivery of oncology services during the pandemic.

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National Cancer Research Month
National Cancer Research Month

Thanks to research-driven advances in diagnosis, detection, and treatment, overall age-adjusted cancer death rates in the U.S. decreased by 31 percent from 1991 to 2018.

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Survivor Stories
Survivor Stories

AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report Survivor Story: After successful treatment for triple-negative breast cancer, Ghecemy Lopez was motivated to become a survivor advocate and cancer patient navigator.

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Cancer Types
Cancer Types

More than 236,000 people living in the United States were diagnosed with lung cancer this year. Learn about the prevention, screening, and treatment options for lung cancer.

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AACR Annual Report
AACR Annual Report

The American Association for Cancer Research Annual Report 2021: Discovery Science Driving Clinical Breakthroughs is available online.

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AACR Blog
AACR Blog

How do Tumors Evolve to Resist Therapy? A session at the recent AACR Annual Meeting in New Orleans examined the mechanisms of tumor evolution.

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Support Lifesaving Research
Support LIfesaving Cancer Reseaerch

Whether honoring a special person or a special day, a donation to the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has a lasting impact.

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For Researchers
AACR Grants
AACR Grants

AACR grants support researchers domestically and abroad at every career stage, representing a global commitment to cancer prevention, early detection, interception, and cure.

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Videos
AACR COVID and Cancer ReportAACR Report on the Impact of COVID-19 on Cancer Research and Patient Care

An AACR scientific report examining the pandemic and its impact on cancer research and patient care.

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The AACR: Driving Progress Against Cancer

The AACR and its more than 50,000 members worldwide are advancing a scientifically bold agenda against the collection of diseases we call cancer.

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Wenora Johnson: A Pandemic-delayed Colonoscopy and a Diagnosis of Precancerous Polyps

For the woman with Lynch syndrome, a delayed colonoscopy highlighted the impact of the pandemic on cancer screening.

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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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16

new therapeutics against cancer were approved by the FDA from August 1, 2020, to July 31, 2021

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31

percent decrease of the overall age-adjusted cancer death rate in the U.S. from 1991 to 2018

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