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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
AACR Stories

U.S. Army Col. (ret.) Gary Steele’s cancer journey put him on a mission to educate himself and fellow African Americans about cancer disparities and the importance of participating in cancer clinical trials.

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Cancer Types
Cancer Types

Lung cancer is the most common type of cancer with nearly 229,000 people living in the United States expected to be diagnosed this year. Learn about prevention, screening, and treatment options for lung cancer.

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Cancer Discoveries
Cancer Discoveries

The results of a clinical trial published in AACR’s Blood Cancer Discovery suggest an investigational antibody therapy combined with chemotherapy may be effective for patients with relapsed acute myeloid leukemia.

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Leading Discoveries
Leading Discoveries

Turning the Lens on Hematologic Malignancies: The AACR responds to the rising stature of blood cancer research with a journal, Blood Cancer Discovery, and a Hematologic Malignancies Task Force.

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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