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AACR Cancer Progress Report 2021

Unsatisfied by the lack of treatment options for mesothelioma, Susan Falbo turned to a new combination of two immunotherapeutics that have controlled her cancer and allowed her to enjoy quality time with her family.

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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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AACR Cancer Progress Report 2021
AACR Cancer Progress Report 2021

The AACR Cancer Progress Report 2021 highlights research-driven advances against the collection of devastating diseases we call cancer.

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Cancer Types
Cancer Types

More than 76,000 people in the United States are expected to be diagnosed with kidney cancer this year. Learn about this type of cancer including the treatment options.

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AACR Project GENIE
AACR Project GENIE

AACR Project GENIE is a publicly accessible international cancer registry of real-world data assembled through data sharing between 19 of the leading cancer centers in the world.

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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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Support Lifesaving Research

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For Researchers
AACR Annual Meeting 2022 Call for Abstracts
AACR Annual Meeting 2022 Call for Abstracts

Download the Call for Abstracts for the AACR Annual Meeting 2022, April 8-13, New Orleans, Louisiana.

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AACR Cancer Progress Report 2021Discovery Science Driving Clinical Breakthroughs

The American Association for Cancer Research’s annual AACR Cancer Progress Report highlights research-driven advances against cancer.

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Driving Progress Against Cancer

The AACR and our more than 49,000 members worldwide are advancing a scientifically bold agenda against the collection of diseases we call cancer.

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Looking to the Future of Cancer Research and Care

AACR President David A. Tuveson, MD, PhD, FAACR, discusses a year in advances against cancer and his excitement about the AACR’s role in “charting that next phase” of progress.

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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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16

new therapeutics against cancer were approved by the FDA from August 1, 2020, to July 31, 2021

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31

percent decrease of the overall age-adjusted cancer death rate in the U.S. from 1991 to 2018

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