AACR: American Association for Cancer Research

Cancer Research
Saves Lives.

The American Association for Cancer Research and our more than 40,000 members worldwide are driving progress against the many diseases we call cancer.

  1. Thanks to cancer research, the number of cancer survivors is increasing year after year. How many cancer survivors are projected to be living in the United States by 2040?
    1. 17.9 million
    2. 18.7 million
    3. 20.3 million
    4. 22.4 million
    5. 26.1 million
Research is driving advances in cancer detection, diagnosis, and treatment that are helping more and more people to survive longer and lead fuller lives after a cancer diagnosis. According to the latest estimates, more than 15.5 million U.S. adults and children with a history of cancer were alive on January 1, 2016, compared with just 3 million in 1971, and this number is projected to rise to 26.1 million by January 1, 2040.
  1. Which discipline brings life sciences together with physical, chemical, mathematical, computational, engineering, and social sciences to tackle complex challenges in cancer with the goal of achieving new and innovative solutions?
    1. Convergence
    2. Precision Medicine
    3. Big Data
    4. Gene Editing
    5. Artificial Intelligence
Convergence is one way to accelerate the pace of progress against cancer, by increasing collaboration between cancer researchers and experts from other disciplines such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering, and computer science. The new wave of innovations driven by convergence science have enormous potential to impact future progress across the clinical care continuum.
  1. What approach does the AACR Project GENIE (Genomics Evidence Neoplasia Information Exchange) initiative use to help answer many of cancer’s most elusive questions?
    1. Liquid Biopsy
    2. Big Data Analytics
    3. Clinical Trials
    4. PET Scans
    5. Radiation
AACR Project GENIE Integrates and harnesses data that include patient history, diagnostics, genetic tests, treatment decisions, and measured and patient-reported outcomes from large numbers of cancer patients to help answer many of cancer’s most elusive questions.
  1. How much higher is the breast cancer death rate of non-Hispanic black women than that of non-Hispanic white women?
    1. 7%
    2. 15%
    3. 27%
    4. 39%
    5. 45%
Significant progress has been made against cancer. However, not everyone has benefited equally from the advances, and adverse differences in numerous cancer measures exist among certain segments of the U.S. population.
  1. Immunotherapeutics, which unleash the power of a patient's immune system to fight cancer, work by:
    1. Releasing brakes on the immune system
    2. Flagging cancer cells for destruction by the immune system
    3. Providing more cancer-fighting immune cells
    4. Boosting the killing power of the immune system
    5. All of the above
Cancer immunotherapeutics work by unleashing the power of a patient's immune system to fight cancer the way it fights pathogens like the virus that causes flu and the bacterium that causes strep throat.
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