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Survivor Story

In June 2018, Steve and Kathrine Green were told their then 4-year-old daughter Camden had multiple brain tumors and just 3 to 6 months to live. Thanks to a clinical trial for a targeted therapeutic, Cami is doing well today.

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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 Disparities Progress Report
Cancer Disparities Progress Report

The AACR released the inaugural Cancer Disparities Progress Report, the first-of-its-kind publication providing a comprehensive overview of the latest research calling for health equity for all.

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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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From the Blog
From the Blog

Read the stories of the cancer survivors highlighted in the AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report 2020 which highlights the urgent need to reduce cancer health disparities.

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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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Plan Your Legacy
Plan Your Legacy

By including the American Association for Cancer Research in your legacy gift planning ensures a lasting impact on scientific discovery and innovation in the treatment and prevention of cancer for generations to come.

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For Researchers
For Researchers
AACR Annual Meeting 2021

The Call for Abstracts is now available for the AACR Annual Meeting, April 9-14, 2021, in Washington, DC.
Abstract Deadline: November 19

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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 47,000 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