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Survivor Stories

After successful treatments for the triple-negative breast cancer first diagnosed in 2011, Ghecemy Lopez has worked as a survivor-advocate and patient navigator.

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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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AACR Cancer Progress Report 2020
AACR Cancer Progress Report 2020

AACR President Antoni Ribas, MD, PhD, discusses research-driven progress against cancer and how cancer researchers are facing the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cancer Types
Cancer Types

Nearly 62,000 women in the United States were diagnosed with endometrial cancer last year. Learn about this form of cancer including the prevention, screening, and treatment options.

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AACR Cancer Progress Report
AACR Cancer Progress Report

Thanks to research Ferda Martin is looking to the future despite metastatic breast cancer.

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From the Blog
From the Blog

What is CRISPR-Cas9 and How is it Used in Cancer Research?

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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 AACR Annual Meeting 2021 has been moved to a virtual format. Meeting dates will be announced by December 1.
Abstract Deadline: November 19

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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 47,000 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