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Survivor Journeys

Read inspiring stories from survivors benefiting from research-driven advances against cancer, like brain cancer survivor Lanette Veres of Cave Creek, Arizona.

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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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Progress Against Cancer
Progress Against Cancer

The Week in Cancer News: A roundup of significant cancer research news from the past week, selected by the staff of Cancer Today magazine.

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May is National Cancer Research Month
May is National Cancer Research Month

Join the AACR in honoring all the researchers driving progress against cancer. #NCRM20 #ResearchSavesLives

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Cancer Types
Cancer Types

More than 40,000 people a year in the United States are diagnosed with liver cancer. Learn about this form of cancer including prevention, screening and treatment options.

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From the Blog
From the Blog

An AACR grantee has identified a novel combination therapy for epithelial ovarian cancer.

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Get Involved
Get Involved

Join the AACR Runners for Research and support lifesaving cancer research by participating in virtual races and events around the country. Join the team as a virtual runner or create your own event.

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For Researchers
For Researchers
AACR Virtual Annual Meeting II

June 22-24
This virtual meeting will feature a complete educational program as well as approximately 4,000 proffered papers on an e-poster platform.

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Driving Progress Against Cancer

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and our more than 47,000 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