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AACR Patient Advocate Forum

The Science of Cancer Survivorship Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 1 p.m. ET This virtual forum will explore research advancing the field of cancer survivorship, identify gaps in knowledge, and explore the future direction of cancer survivorship research.

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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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Disparities in Preventable Cancer Risk Factors
Disparities in Preventable Cancer Risk Factors

Long-standing inequities in multiple social determinants of health contribute to significant disparities in the burden of preventable cancer risk factors.

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Cancer Types
Cancer Types

An estimated 41,260 adults in the United States are expected to be diagnosed with liver cancer. Read about the prevention, screening, and treatment of this type of cancer.

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AACR Stories
AACR Stories

An early collaboration between AACR Fellows Joseph F. Fraumeni, MD, and Frederick P. Li, MD, defined one of the first cancer predisposition syndromes linked to the most commonly mutated gene across all cancer types.

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Cancer Today
Cancer Today

The Summer 2022 issue of Cancer Today magazine, with articles on coping scanxiety, marking cancer milestones, dealing with the pain of grief, and more is now available.

Cancer Today
Support Lifesaving Research
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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Videos
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
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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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