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Survivor Story

When Karen's triple-negative breast cancer returned and spread, she advocated for herself. Today thanks to a clinical trial for immunotherapy, Karen has no evidence of disease.

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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 Disparities Progress Report
Cancer Disparities Progress Report

The AACR released the inaugural Cancer Disparities Progress Report, the first-of-its-kind publication providing a comprehensive overview of the latest research calling for health equity for all.

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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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Innovators in Discovery
Innovators in Discovery

Learn about cancer researchers and physician-scientists like Fellow of the AACR Academy Charles L. Sawyers, MD, a leader in the development of targeted therapies, who are driving progress against cancer.

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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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Plan Your Legacy
Plan Your Legacy

By including the American Association for Cancer Research in your legacy gift planning ensures a lasting impact on scientific discovery and innovation in the treatment and prevention of cancer for generations to come.

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For Researchers
For Researchers
AACR Annual Meeting 2021

The Call for Abstracts is now available for the AACR Annual Meeting, April 9-14, 2021, in Washington, DC.
Abstract Deadline: November 19

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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