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Cancer Prevention

Read about research on the latest approaches to cancer prevention and risk reduction.

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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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Survivor Journeys
Survivor Journeys

Read Christine Hodgdon’s story from being stunned by her diagnosis with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 34 to becoming an advocate for cancer research.

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Cancer Types
Cancer Types

More than 17,500 people a year in the United States are diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Learn about the prevention, screening, and treatment options for this type of cancer.

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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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Practical Knowledge
Practical Knowledge

Useful information for cancer patients and their families, survivors, caregivers, advocates, and others from Cancer Today magazine.

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Ways to Give
Ways to Give

Your investment in lifesaving research propels the important work of the AACR and our more than 47,000 members worldwide who are propelling progress against the many devastating diseases we call cancer.

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For Researchers
For Researchers
Fauci Addresses AACR COVID-19 and Cancer Conference

Anthony Fauci, MD, the director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, presented the opening keynote address at the AACR virtual meeting on COVID-19 and Cancer, touching on several topics relating to the pandemic and emphasizing the importance of being prepared for future emerging diseases. Read this and other blog posts about this important conference.

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Driving Progress Against Cancer

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and our more than 47,000 members worldwide are advancing a scientifically bold agenda against the collection of devastating diseases we call cancer.

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Keeping Breast Cancer at Bay with Immunotherapy

Eva was devastated to learn her triple-negative breast cancer had spread to her lungs and sternum, but immunotherapy has allowed her and her husband to enjoy retirement together.

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Charles L. Sawyers, MD: Fellow of the AACR Academy

A physician-scientist and leader in the development of targeted therapies for cancer, Dr. Sawyers investigates the signaling pathways that drive the growth and drug resistance of cancer cells.

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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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17

new therapeutics against cancer were approved by the FDA from August 1, 2018, to July 31, 2019

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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