Kidney cancer is one of the most common cancers in the US. AACR has partnered with Kure It since 2012 to support innovative translational kidney cancer research. Researchers supported by this partnership have made progress against kidney cancer on multiple fronts.
SU2C-Lustgarten Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Dream Team Shows that Treating CRC and PDA Patients with CXCR4 Inhibitor Effectively Elicits an Integrated Immune Response
The SU2C-Lustgarten Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Dream Team set out in 2014 to develop immune-based therapeutic strategies for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA). Their efforts were spurred by the underlying hypothesis that the immunosuppressive PDA milieu could be reprogrammed into an immuno-stimulatory one capable of tumor rejection, thus converting PDA into a treatable disease.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the world, conferences and meetings worldwide are being canceled or moved to virtual mode. This loss of in-person interactions has significantly reduced the number of opportunities for researchers to share ideas, present research, learn career advancement skills, and establish connections with peers, colleagues, and potential collaborators.
Lung cancer remains the number one cause of cancer-related death. This persistent dismal prognosis has been largely attributed to late-stage diagnosis, when 5-year survival rates are less than 5%. Although the potential of lung cancer screening to reduce lung cancer-related mortality has been demonstrated, there remains a need for more effective and less invasive early detection methods. The AACR-Johnson & Johnson Lung Cancer Innovative Science Grants are fueling...
In 2019, Michael D. Story, PhD, was one of the inaugural recipients of the AACR-Novocure Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields) Research Grants Program. Now in 2020, he has the pleasure of seeing his mentee, Narasimha Kumar Karanam, PhD, receive an AACR-Novocure Career Development Award for Tumor Treating Fields Research.
The AACR is committed to help mitigate the disproportionate burden of cancer on certain segments of the population. As a cornerstone of its educational and advocacy efforts, the AACR recently released the inaugural AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report. A complementary strategy...