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Useful information for cancer patients and their families, survivors, caregivers, advocates, and others from Cancer Today magazine.

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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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From Dry January to Sober October: Cutting Back on Alcohol

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Cancer Types

More than 81,000 people in the United States are expected to be diagnosed with bladder cancer this year.

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Practical Knowledge

What are some red flags for consumers looking to save money by purchasing medications from online pharmacies? Read this and other articles from Cancer Today magazine.

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AACR Project GENIE

AACR Project GENIE is a publicly accessible international cancer registry of real-world data assembled through data sharing between many of the leading cancer centers in the world.

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For Researchers
AACR Annual Meeting 2023

The AACR Annual Meeting highlights the work of the best minds in cancer research from institutions all over the world. Register to attend by the advance registration deadline of February 24, 2023.

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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 50,000 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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By the Numbers

18

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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