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Survivor Story

After successful treatment for triple-negative breast cancer, Ghecemy Lopez was motivated to become a survivor advocate and cancer patient navigator.

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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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Innovators in Discovery
Innovators in Discovery

Read how AACR grants and awards help sustain cancer researchers like physician-scientist W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD.

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Cancer Types
Cancer Types

Nearly 84,000 people in the United States are expected to be diagnosed with bladder cancer this year. Read about the screening and treatment options for this type of cancer.

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Progress Against Cancer
The Week in Cancer News

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 Stories
AACR Stories

An early collaboration between AACR Fellows Joseph F. Fraumeni, MD, and Frederick P. Li, MD, defined one of the first cancer predisposition syndromes linked to the most commonly mutated gene across all cancer types.

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Double Your Impact
Double Your Impact Against Cancer

Thanks to a matching gift from a generous supporter, your year-end gift to the AACR in support of lifesaving cancer research will drive more progress against cancer.

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For Researchers
Early Registration Deadline: December 17, 2021
Early Registration Deadline: December 17, 2021

Online or in-person, register to attend the meeting that covers the latest discoveries in cancer research.

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Videos
AACR Cancer Progress Report 2021Discovery Science Driving Clinical Breakthroughs

The American Association for Cancer Research’s annual AACR Cancer Progress Report highlights research-driven advances against cancer.

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Driving Progress Against Cancer

The AACR and our more than 49,000 members worldwide are advancing a scientifically bold agenda against the collection of diseases we call cancer.

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Looking to the Future of Cancer Research and Care

AACR President David A. Tuveson, MD, PhD, FAACR, discusses a year in advances against cancer and his excitement about the AACR’s role in “charting that next phase” of progress.

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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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16

new therapeutics against cancer were approved by the FDA from August 1, 2020, to July 31, 2021

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31

percent decrease of the overall age-adjusted cancer death rate in the U.S. from 1991 to 2018

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For more statistics on cancer, please visit our Cancer Progress ReportRead the AACR Cancer Progress Report