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Cancer Prevention

Did you know that about one in four cancers diagnosed in the United States each year is related to potentially preventable causes? Read about cancer risk reduction.

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About Cancer
About Cancer

Coronavirus Information and Resources: Learn how the COVID-19 pandemic has created special challenges for cancer patients, survivors, and their families.

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Survivor Journeys
Survivor Journeys

Read inspiring stories from survivors benefiting from research-driven advances against cancer, like colon cancer survivor Bob Ribbans of Ringoes, New Jersey.

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Cancer Today
Cancer Today

Cancer Treatment During a Pandemic: People being treated for cancer may be at elevated risk of developing severe cases of COVID-19. The coronavirus is also affecting how cancer care is delivered.

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Cancer Types
Cancer Types

More than 17,500 people a year in the U.S. are diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Learn more about this type of cancer including the prevention, screening, and treatment options.

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Innovators in Discovery
Innovators in Discovery

Learn about cancer researchers and physician-scientists like former AACR President and Fellow of the AACR Academy Elizabeth M. Jaffee, MD, who are leading progress against cancer.

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Get Involved
Get Involved

Join the AACR Runners for Research for virtual runs this spring and summer to stay active and help raise critically needed funds for lifesaving cancer research.

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For Researchers
For Researchers
AACR Annual Meeting

Meeting to Be Held in Virtual Format Only
Due to the rapid escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the AACR Board of Directors made the decision not to move forward with an in-person Annual Meeting in August, and instead to present segments of the meeting program in two AACR Virtual Annual Meetings.

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Driving Progress Against Cancer

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and our more than 44,000 members worldwide are advancing a scientifically bold agenda against the collection of devastating diseases we call cancer.

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Keeping Breast Cancer at Bay with Immunotherapy

Eva was devastated to learn her triple-negative breast cancer had spread to her lungs and sternum, but immunotherapy has allowed her and her husband to enjoy retirement together.

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Charles L. Sawyers, MD: Fellow of the AACR Academy

A physician-scientist and leader in the development of targeted therapies for cancer, Dr. Sawyers investigates the signaling pathways that drive the growth and drug resistance of cancer cells.

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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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17

new therapeutics against cancer were approved by the FDA from August 1, 2018, to July 31, 2019

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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