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Prioritizing COVID-19 Vaccines: Cancer Patients and Survivors

The AACR and more than 130 other organizations sent a letter to the Biden administration requesting priority vaccine access for cancer patients and survivors.

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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 Stories
Survivor Stories

Read about recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration approvals of products for cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

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Cancer Types
Cancer Types

This year more than 275,000 women – and some 2,600 men – living in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Learn about the prevention, screening, treatment options.

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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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Cancer Discoveries
Cancer Discoveries

February is National Cancer Prevention Month. To learn more about cancer prevention and risk reduction, we talked to Raymond N. DuBois, MD, PhD, FAACR, dean of the College of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina.

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Support Lifesaving Research
Support Lifesaving Research

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

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For Researchers
For Researchers
AACR Annual Meeting 2021

The AACR Annual Meeting 2021 will be held over two separate weeks, April 10-15, 2021, and May 17-21, 2021.

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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 47,000 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