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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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Survivor Journeys
Survivor Journeys

Jazz musician and educator Billy Foster continues to work on his music as he battles metastatic kidney cancer.

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Cancer Types
Cancer Types

This year, 42,230 adults in the United States are expected to be diagnosed with liver cancer this year. Read about the prevention, screening, and treatment of the disease.

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AACR Project GENIE
AACR Project GENIE

AACR Project GENIE is a publicly accessible international cancer registry of real-world data assembled through data sharing between 19 of the leading cancer centers in the world.

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Cancer Discoveries
Cancer Discoveries

A recent study found most Americans do not understand what palliative care is and how it can improve the quality of life for patients undergoing lifesaving treatments.

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Support LIfesaving Cancer Reseaerch

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AACR Annual Meeting 2021
AACR Annual Meeting 2021

On-demand Sessions Available

Registered attendees can watch more than 70 scientific sessions from Weeks 1 and 2 of the AACR Annual Meeting 2021 through June 21.

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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