Skip to Content

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

myAACR
Donate Today
AACR Stories

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.

Learn More

Support Lifesaving Cancer Research. Donate Today.

About Cancer
About Cancer

Cancer is not a single disease, but rather a collection of diseases all characterized by the uncontrolled proliferation of cells.

Learn More
AACR Stories
AACR Stories

For David A. Tuveson, MD, PhD, FAACR, a career development grant from the AACR initiated the development of a model to help understand pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest and most difficult-to-treat types of cancer.

AACR Stories
Cancer Types
Cancer Types

More than 60,000 people in the United States are expected to be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year. Learn about this type of cancer, including treatment options.

Learn More
The AACR Blog
The AACR Blog

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Read how research advances, including the expanded use of immunotherapy, could benefit patients diagnosed with cervical cancer.

Learn More
Cancer Discoveries
Cancer Discoveries

Study: In the U.S., people 20-30 years of age had the biggest increase in metastatic, early-onset colorectal cancer between 2000 and 2016, and Blacks and Hispanics might be at the highest risk.

Learn More
Support Lifesaving Research
Support LIfesaving Cancer Reseaerch

Whether honoring a special person or a special day, a donation to the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has a lasting impact.

Donate Now
For Researchers
Hotel Reservation Deadline: February 25, 2022
Hotel Reservation Deadline: February 25, 2022

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

Learn More

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.

Learn More
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.

Learn More
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.

Learn More
More Videos
By the Numbers
16.9

million cancer survivors in the U.S. are living with, through, and beyond their disease thanks to research

Learn More
4 in 10

cancer diagnoses in the United States are associated with preventable risk factors

Learn More
16

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

Learn More
31

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

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