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Survivor Story

Irasema Chavez shares her inspiring story about overcoming stomach cancer and breast cancer in the AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report 2024.

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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 Roundtable Discussion

Join us on June 24 at 12:30 p.m. ET for this free virtual event on the AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report 2024, highlighting advances against cancer disparities and recommending actions to achieve health equity.

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Cancer Types

More than 234,000 people living in the United States are expected to be diagnosed with lung cancer this year. Learn about prevention, screening, and treatment options for lung cancer.

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AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report 2024

Disparities in the Burden of Preventable Cancer Risk Factors: Decades of systemic inequities and social injustices have led to a disproportionately higher burden of cancer risk factors among U.S. racial and ethnic minority groups.

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Leading Discoveries

The current issue of Leading Discoveries magazine is available with articles on CAR T-cell pioneer Carl H. June, MD, FAACR, research updates from the AACR journals and scientific meetings, and more.

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AACR Annual Meeting 2024

Session recordings are available for viewing to registered attendees through July 10. Registration remains open for the on-demand virtual meeting.

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AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report 2024

The AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report 2024 outlines the complex interplay of factors that drive and perpetuate cancer health disparities and calls for a collaborative approach to achieve health equity.

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The AACR: Driving Progress Against Cancer

The AACR and its more than 58,000 members worldwide are advancing a scientifically bold agenda against the collection of diseases we call cancer.

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Robert A. Winn, MD, FAACR

Dr. Winn, chair of the AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report 2024 steering committee, discusses the many factors that drive and perpetuate cancer health disparities.

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By the Numbers

33

percent decrease of the overall age-adjusted cancer death rate in the U.S. from 1991 to 2020

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26

therapeutics were approved for new or expanded uses by the FDA from Aug. 1, 2022, to July 31, 2023

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18

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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For more statistics on cancer, please visit our Cancer Progress ReportRead the AACR Cancer Progress Report