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Survivor Journeys

Read inspiring stories from survivors benefiting from research-driven advances against cancer, like Eva Joseph of West Linn, Oregon.

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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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National Cancer Research Month
National Cancer Research Month

Thanks to spectacular advances in cancer research, more than 16.9 million people in the United States and millions more around the world are living with, through, and beyond their diagnoses.

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Cancer Types
Cancer Types

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer diagnosed in men. Last year, more than 190,000 men in the United States were diagnosed with this form of cancer, according to federal estimates.

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Survivor Journeys
Survivor Journeys

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

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From the AACR Blog
From the AACR Blog

Studies presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2020 and published in the journal Blood Cancer Discovery revealed a new therapeutic target for leukemia and provided insight into lymphoma development.

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Support Lifesaving Research
Support LIfesaving Cancer Reseaerch

Whether honoring a special person or a special day, a donation to the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has a lasting impact.

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AACR Annual Meeting 2021
AACR Annual Meeting 2021

On-demand Sessions Available

Registered attendees can watch more than 70 scientific sessions from the first week of the AACR Annual Meeting 2021 through June 21.

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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