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Survivor Stories

As someone with a heightened risk of certain cancers due to Lynch syndrome, Wenora Johnson gets regular cancer screenings, but a delay in her colonoscopy due to the pandemic highlighted the importance of the tests.

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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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AACR Patient Advocate Forum

Tuesday, June 27, 2023 – The Critical Role of Regulatory Science. This free virtual forum will explore how regulatory science is evolving to meet the growing complexity of cancer research.

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Cancer Types

Nearly 300,000 women in the United States are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Read about prevention, screening, and treatment options.

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AACR Stories

Researching Ways to Intercept Cancer at Its Earliest Stages: Dr. Christina Curtis’ research suggests tumors are “born to be bad” with metastatic potential present from the start.

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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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AACR Annual Meeting

Session recordings are available to registered attendees through July 19. Access to the sessions is still available for purchase.

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AACR Cancer Progress Report 2022

The AACR Cancer Progress Report 2022 provides a comprehensive overview of the latest research-driven advances against the collection of devastating diseases called cancer.

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The AACR: Driving Progress Against Cancer

The AACR and its more than 54,000 members worldwide are advancing a scientifically bold agenda against the collection of diseases we call cancer.

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Mapping the Future of Cancer Science and Medicine

AACR President Lisa M. Coussens, PhD, FAACR, discusses the research-driven advances against cancer and looks to the future of cancer science and medicine.

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By the Numbers


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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therapeutics against cancer were approved by the FDA from August 1, 2021, to July 31, 2022

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percent decrease of the overall age-adjusted cancer death rate in the U.S. from 1991 to 2019

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