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Leading Discoveries

The latest issue of AACR's Leading Discoveries magazine features articles on AACR President David A. Tuveson, MD, PhD; Susan Band Horwitz, PhD; and others highlighting AACR-led advances against cancer.

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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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Innovators in Discovery
Innovators in Discovery

Read how AACR grants and awards help sustain cancer researchers like physician-scientist W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD.

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Cancer Types
Cancer Types

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. More than 21,000 women in the United States are expected to be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year. Read about prevention, screening, and treatment options.

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Cancer Discoveries
Cancer Discoveries

A study in the AACR Journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention finds disparity in cervical cancer prevention.

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From the AACR Blog
From the AACR Blog

Recent studies used genomic data to understand pediatric cancer development, inheritance, and relapse. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

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Honoring the Progress | Funding the Future
FIFTY for FIFTY

Join us for FIFTY for FIFTY, a campaign commemorating the 50th anniversary of the National Cancer Act, and help us raise funds to continue the progress against cancer.

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For Researchers
Call for Abstracts Now Available
Call for Abstracts Now Available

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

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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 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