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AACR Cancer Progress Report 2022

One in four cancers diagnosed in the United States each year is related to potentially preventable causes. Read about cancer risk reduction in the AACR Cancer Progress Report 2022.

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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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Cancer Progress
AACR Cancer Progress Report 2022

The AACR released the AACR Cancer Progress Report 2022 highlighting research-driven advances against the collection of devastating diseases we call cancer.

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Cancer Types
Cancer Types

More than 60,000 adults living in the United States are expected to be diagnosed with leukemia this year. September is Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month.

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On the AACR Blog
On the AACR Blog

The spouse of a lymphoma patient discusses their experiences including searching for clinical trial data to inform his treatment options in both English and Spanish.

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Practical Knowledge
Practical Knowledge

Diet and Cancer: Getting the Research Onto Your Plate: New studies each year purport to show associations between certain foods and cancer. Experts say to focus on the big picture.

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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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AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report

The report provides a comprehensive overview of the latest research on cancer disparities and calls for policies to reduce disparities and achieve cancer health equity.

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