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Cancer Science Saves Lives

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is committed to supporting the public’s education on cancer and cancer research, underscoring how cancer science saves lives. With access to the world’s greatest minds in cancer research, the AACR develops educational initiatives and programs for the community that highlight the latest advances in cancer.

AACR Featured at the Atlantic’s People v. Cancer

AACR Featured at the Atlantic’s People v. Cancer

AACR Past President Raymond DuBois, MD, along with scientist mentors and survivor advocates served as featured speakers for The Atlantic’s People v. Cancer, an interactive public summit that explored what it means to live with cancer.

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2019 Philadelphia Science Festival

2019 Philadelphia Science Festival

Staff and scientists from the AACR asked families, “How can you prevent cancer?” at the ninth annual Philadelphia Science Festival, a popular celebration of science and technology.

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Progress and Promise Against Cancer Broadcast

Progress and Promise Against Cancer Broadcast

On November 8, 2018, the American Association for Cancer Research embarked on an unprecedented collaboration with NBC10/Telemundo and the City of Philadelphia for an all-day television broadcast called Progress and Promise Against Cancer Day.

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People v. Cancer presented by The Atlantic

People v. Cancer presented by The Atlantic

On November 14, 2018, the AACR served as a presenting underwriter for People v. Cancer, an interactive summit convened to harness the power of human stories to highlight the latest advances in cancer research.

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Progress and Promise Against Cancer Focuses on Cancer Health Disparities in Atlanta

Progress and Promise Against Cancer Focuses on Cancer Health Disparities in Atlanta

On March 30, the AACR brought together cancer experts, patient advocates, and community groups to discuss cancer health disparities.

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Progress and Promise Against Cancer: A Biden Cancer Community Summit

Progress and Promise Against Cancer: A Biden Cancer Community Summit

On Friday, September 21, 2018, the AACR and WHYY hosted Progress and Promise Against Cancer: A Biden Cancer Community with special guest Dr. Jill Biden.

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Progress and Promise Against Cancer Webinar – 2018

Progress and Promise Against Cancer Webinar – 2018

On October 11, 2018, the AACR and Cancer Today hosted an interactive discussion to highlight the AACR Cancer Progress Report 2018

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Progress and Promise Against Cancer at the Chicago Tribune’s PRIME Expo

Progress and Promise Against Cancer at the Chicago Tribune’s PRIME Expo

In April 2018, the AACR hosted "Progress and Promise Against Cancer," at the AACR Annual Meeting 2018. This annual public education event featured some of the greatest minds in cancer research discussing cancer prevention, interception, and treatment.

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Chasing Cancer

Chasing Cancer

Leading experts and members of the AACR came together in Washington, D.C., for Chasing Cancer, a summit hosted by The Washington Post. The AACR was a presenting sponsor.

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Making Sense of Cancer Screening Guidelines

Making Sense of Cancer Screening Guidelines

Top experts in breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer screening discuss the various guidelines and provided perspective on determining the best course of action so you can make an individualized decision with your doctor.

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We have made spectacular progress against cancer thanks to breakthroughs in cancer science. However, with more then 600,000 people in the United Sates projected to die from the cancer this year, our work is not done. Get involved to ensure that the momentum continues: