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Cancer researchers, physician-scientists, and others are driving progress against cancer with discoveries that are advancing prevention and transforming care.

Working Together to Eradicate Cancer

Working Together to Eradicate Cancer

From integrating clinical cancer care with biomedical research to advocating for early-career cancer researchers, AACR President Dr. Carlos L. Arteaga's single goal is to improve patient outcomes.

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Pioneering Personalized Medicine

Pioneering Personalized Medicine

Lewis C. Cantley, PhD, leads a national effort targeting triple-negative breast cancer and ovarian cancer with a novel drug combination.

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Dr. Waun Ki Hong Reached the Top and Brought Others With Him

Dr. Waun Ki Hong Reached the Top and Brought Others With Him

Dr. Hong, who served as AACR President from 2001 to 2002, retired in 2014 as a division head and professor at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. His work has transformed the lives of innumerable cancer patients.

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Why Don’t Our Bodies Fight Cancer for Us?

Why Don’t Our Bodies Fight Cancer for Us?

James P. Allison, PhD: Untangling the complexities of the immune system to pioneer cancer immunotherapy.

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Inspired to Pursue a Career in Cancer Science

Inspired to Pursue a Career in Cancer Science

"Over the next 25 or 30 years we are going to make major progress toward curing cancers in synergistic ways, and it will happen faster if we fund it adequately."

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Targeting Tumors’ Blood Supply

Targeting Tumors’ Blood Supply

Cancer researcher Renata Pasqualini, PhD, takes aim at cancer with novel approaches to developing targeted diagnostic, imaging, and therapeutic strategies.

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Surviving Childhood Cancer and Working Toward Cures

Surviving Childhood Cancer and Working Toward Cures

Diagnosed with childhood Hodgkin lymphoma, Diana M. Merino, PhD, is researching ways to harness this genetic information in order to personalize patient care.

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Innovating New Approaches to Cancer Prevention

Innovating New Approaches to Cancer Prevention

A Landon Foundation-AACR INNOVATOR grantee is researching new ways to circumvent the development of stomach cancer.

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Bolstering Basic Cancer Research to Find Cures

Bolstering Basic Cancer Research to Find Cures

Armed with a one-year fellowship from the AACR, a young researcher has been taking a new approach to understanding more about how damage to a 'tumor suppressor' protein can influence cancer development.

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Improving Cancer Outcomes for Patients of All Races and Ethnicities

Improving Cancer Outcomes for Patients of All Races and Ethnicities

Dr. Olufunmilayo I. Olopade, a physician-scientist at the University of Chicago, is working to reveal the potential of genomics to eliminate disparities in cancer outcomes.

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