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Leading Discoveries

Dr. Susan Band Horwitz: Decades of Work to Understand One Molecule. Her groundbreaking research to discover the properties of paclitaxel led to an effective cancer treatment.

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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

Faced with a poor prognosis for their young daughter, Elizabeth Buell-Fleming’s parents were pulled back from the brink by an investigational monoclonal antibody.

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Cancer Types
Cancer Types

Osteosarcoma usually starts in osteoblasts, a type of bone cell that becomes new bone tissue. This type of cancer is diagnosed in about 450 children and young adults a year in the United States.

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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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Leading Discoveries
Leading Discoveries

The new issue of Leading Discoveries is now online. This issue features articles on AACR President David A. Tuveson, MD, PhD; Susan Band Horwitz, PhD; and others highlighting AACR-led advances against cancer.

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For Researchers
Apply for Funding Opportunities
Apply for Funding Opportunities

The AACR is currently accepting applications for grants; apply by August 31.

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Videos
AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report 2020

Achieving the Bold Vision of Health Equity for Racial and Ethnic Minorities and Other Underserved Populations.

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Driving Progress Against Cancer

The AACR and our more than 48,000 members worldwide are advancing a scientifically bold agenda against the collection of diseases we call cancer.

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Tristana Vásquez

Increasing Awareness of Colorectal Cancer Among Hispanics in Puerto Rico. The AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report 2020

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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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20

new therapeutics against cancer were approved by the FDA from August 1, 2019, to July 31, 2020

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27.5

million people are projected to be diagnosed with cancer worldwide by the year 2040

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