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Survivor Journeys

Read inspiring stories from survivors benefiting from research-driven advances against cancer, like head and neck cancer survivor Bill McCone of Pennsylvania.

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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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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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FDA Approvals
FDA Approvals

The FDA has approved a new combination of immunotherapy and chemotherapy as an initial treatment for extensive-stage small cell lung cancer.

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Cancer Types
Cancer Types

April is Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month. Learn about these types of cancer that develop in the nasal cavity, sinuses, lips, mouth, salivary glands, throat, or larynx.

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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 to stay active and help raise critically needed funds for lifesaving cancer research.

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For Researchers
For Researchers
AACR Annual Meeting

Notice of Termination and Rescheduling
The AACR Board of Directors has made the difficult decision, after careful consideration of currently available information related to the novel coronavirus outbreak, to terminate the AACR Annual Meeting 2020, originally scheduled for April 24-29 in San Diego, California. A rescheduled meeting is being planned for later this year.

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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