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Survivor Journeys

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

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AACR Virtual Meeting: COVID-19 and Cancer, July 20-22. Register Now.

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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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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Cancer Types
Cancer Types

More than 17,500 people a year in the U.S. are diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Learn more about this type of cancer including the prevention, screening, and treatment options.

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Cancer Discoveries
Cancer Discoveries

Study: For Hispanics in the United States, age and ethnicity impact trust in health information.

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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
AACR Virtual Annual Meeting II

Revisit the AACR Virtual Annual Meeting II, which featured an opening plenary, clinical plenary sessions, the Presidential Address, award lectures, an educational program, minisymposia, and e-posters. Sessions available through September 30.

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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