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Survivor Journeys

Read inspiring stories from survivors benefiting from research-driven advances against cancer, like salivary gland cancer survivor Keith Taggart of Oklahoma City.

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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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Survivor Journeys
Survivor Journeys

A single mother with two young children, Lenette Vere’s life was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with brain cancer. Read inspiring stories from cancer survivors like Lenette.

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Cancer Types
Cancer Types

More than 76,000 people in the United States are expected to be diagnosed with kidney cancer this year. Learn about this type of cancer including the treatment options.

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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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AACR Grants Program
AACR Grants Program

A career development grant from the AACR launched Sunil Hingorani, MD, PhD, on a multi-prong investigation into all aspects of pancreatic cancer that continues today.

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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.

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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.

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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