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Survivor Journeys

Jazz musician and educator Billy Foster focuses on his music and living well while confronting metastatic kidney cancer.

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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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From the AACR Blog
From the AACR Blog

To commemorate September 24 as World Cancer Research Day, AACR President David A. Tuveson, MD, PhD, FAACR, joined a panel of international experts to discuss research-driven progress against cancer.

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Cancer Types
Cancer Types

More than 81,000 people living in the United States are expected to be diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma this year. Learn more about this type of cancer including treatment options.

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Cancer Discoveries
Cancer Discoveries

Study: A healthy lifestyle may help mitigate an individual’s high genetic risk of cancer.

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Progress Against Cancer
Progress Against Cancer

Protecting Patients With Blood Cancers from COVID-19. Studies in Blood Cancer Discovery report that patients with certain blood cancers “require additional measures to protect them” from COVID-19.

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AACR Annual Meeting 2022 Call for Abstracts
AACR Annual Meeting 2022 Call for Abstracts

Download the Call for Abstracts for the AACR Annual Meeting 2022, April 8-13, New Orleans, Louisiana.

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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