More than 18 million people in the United States are living with, through, and beyond a cancer diagnosis thanks to cancer research.

Learn about the collection of often devastating diseases we call cancer and the tremendous advances against these diseases fueled by biomedical research.

What is Cancer?

Cancer isn’t a single disease. The word “cancer” denotes a large collection of diseases all characterized by the uncontrolled proliferation of cells. Get an introduction to the science of cancer.

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What is Cancer Research?

Learn about the cycle of cancer research and the different types of cancer science, including basic, translational, clinical, and population research.

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Cancer Types

Explore detailed information on the collection diseases we call cancer, including prevention, screening, and treatment options.

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Cancer Prevention

In the United States, one in four new cancer cases each year and nearly half of all cancer deaths are related to preventable causes. Learn about cancer risk reduction.

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Cancer Health Disparities

Many complex factors contribute to cancer health disparities. The AACR advances research efforts to understand and address cancer health inequities.

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AACR Cancer Progress Report

The report highlights the many research-driven advances made against cancer and emphasizes that despite tremendous progress these diseases continue to pose enormous public health challenges.

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