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Is Age Just a Number? The Role of Aging in Cancer is explored at a session of the AACR Annual Meeting 2021.

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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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Childhood Cancers
Childhood Cancers

Neuroblastoma is a form of cancer that usually develops in early childhood and originates in nerve tissue of the adrenal gland, neck, chest, or spinal cord.

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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

A recent study found most Americans do not understand what palliative care is and how it can improve the quality of life for patients undergoing lifesaving treatments.

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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 Weeks 1 and 2 of the AACR Annual Meeting 2021 through June 21.

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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