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Palliative care isn't just for the end of life; it can benefit patients at any stage of their cancer treatment. Learn how palliative care helped multiple myeloma patient Margaret McGill get back on her feet in AACR Stories.

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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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Cancer Health Equity

The AACR has a long history of advancing cancer health equity through programs and initiatives including the trailblazing Cancer Health Disparities conference and the first-of-its-kind Cancer Disparities Progress Report.

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Cancer Types

More than 64,000 people in the United States were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year. Learn about the treatment options for this type of cancer.

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

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Adam Hayden: Forging a Path as an Advocate for Glioblastoma Research

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AACR Annual Meeting News

The official news website of the AACR Annual Meeting 2023. Stay up to date on the latest news from the most important cancer meeting in the world.

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