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American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

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Survivor Journeys

Read inspiring stories from survivors benefiting from research-driven advances against cancer, like metastatic medullary thyroid cancer patient Allyson Pile of Los Angeles.

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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 Patient Advocacy
AACR Patient Advocate Forum

AACR Patient Advocate Forum: The Transformative Potential of Biomarkers, Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 1 p.m. ET. This free virtual forum will explore how biomarkers are changing cancer research and care to benefit patients.

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Cancer Types
Cancer Types

More than 236,000 people living in the United States were diagnosed with lung cancer this year. Learn about the prevention, screening, and treatment options for lung cancer.

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AACR Stories
AACR Stories

Palliative care isn’t just for the end of life; it can benefit patients at any stage of their cancer treatment. Learn how palliative care helped multiple myeloma patient Margaret McGill get back on her feet in AACR Stories.

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Cancer Today
Disparities in Cervical Cancer

Despite tools to prevent cervical cancer, many women, particularly Black and Hispanic women and other underserved populations, are being diagnosed with the disease.

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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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For Researchers
AACR Grants
AACR Grants

AACR grants support researchers domestically and abroad at every career stage, representing a global commitment to cancer prevention, early detection, interception, and cure.

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AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report

The report provides a comprehensive overview of the latest research on cancer disparities and calls for policies to reduce disparities and achieve cancer health equity.

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The AACR: Driving Progress Against Cancer

The AACR and its more than 50,000 members worldwide are advancing a scientifically bold agenda against the collection of diseases we call cancer.

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Wenora Johnson: A Pandemic-delayed Colonoscopy and a Diagnosis of Precancerous Polyps

For the woman with Lynch syndrome, a delayed colonoscopy highlighted the impact of the pandemic on cancer screening.

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By the Numbers

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

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

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