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About Cancer
About Cancer

Coronavirus Information and Resources: Learn how the COVID-19 pandemic has created special challenges for cancer patients, survivors, and their families.

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Cancer Today
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Building COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence—Experts at the AACR Annual Meeting 2021 discussed how the cancer community can share accurate information and increase confidence in COVID-19 vaccines.

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Cancer Types
Cancer Types

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

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From the Blog
From the Blog

Clinical trials presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2021 evaluated novel approaches to improve immunotherapy responses.

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AACR Stories
AACR Stories

Liquid biopsy may be a less-invasive means to detect or track the status of cancer and to provide more robust information about advanced tumors are reasons for excitement among cancer researchers.

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AACR Annual Meeting 2021
AACR Annual Meeting 2021

On-demand Sessions Available

Registered attendees can watch more than 70 scientific sessions from the first week of the AACR Annual Meeting 2021 through June 21.

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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