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Innovators in Discovery

Learn about cancer researchers and physician-scientists like Fellow of the AACR Academy Carlos L. Arteaga, MD, an international leader in breast cancer research, who are driving progress against cancer.

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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 Discoveries
Cancer Discoveries

In a study, researchers found an association between periodontal disease, tooth loss, and conditions associated with colorectal cancer.

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Cancer Types
Cancer Types

Lung cancer is the most common type of cancer with nearly 229,000 people living in the United States expected to be diagnosed this year. Learn about prevention, screening, and treatment options for lung cancer.

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Survivor Journeys
Survivor Journeys

Read inspiring stories from survivors benefiting from research-driven advances, like stage 4 lung cancer survivor Donna Fernandez of Rowlett, Texas.

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FDA Approvals
FDA Approvals

Read about recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration approvals of products for cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

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Get Involved
Get Involved

Get involved with the AACR Foundation in support of lifesaving cancer research. Share your story, create a DIY fundraiser, participate in events and races (including virtual events), and much more.

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For Researchers
For Researchers
Fauci Addresses AACR COVID-19 and Cancer Conference

Anthony Fauci, MD, the director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, presented the opening keynote address at the AACR virtual meeting on COVID-19 and Cancer, touching on several topics relating to the pandemic and emphasizing the importance of being prepared for future emerging diseases. Read this and other blog posts about this important conference.

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Videos
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