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

Aiming for Equal Access to Precision Cancer Genomics

Aiming for Equal Access to Precision Cancer Genomics

Elaine R. Mardis, PhD, spends a lot of her time studying molecules at the Institute for Genomic Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. What she sees is invisible to the naked eye, but her vision for what clinicians can do with the information they find in the genes of a cancer cell is clear.

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Distinguished Scientist Earns International Recognition

Distinguished Scientist Earns International Recognition

Fellow of the AACR Academy John E. Dick, PhD, earns the 2020 Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Cancer Research.

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William G. Kaelin, Jr., MD: Fellow of the AACR Academy

William G. Kaelin, Jr., MD: Fellow of the AACR Academy

A leader in the study of how mutations affecting tumor-suppressor genes cause cancer, Dr. Kaelin's research has had major clinical implications for several forms of cancer, particularly kidney cancer. Dr. Kaelin, Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe, MD, FRS, and Gregg L. Semenza, MD, PhD, were awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

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Dr. Elizabeth M. Jaffee Seeks to Have a Lasting Impact

Dr. Elizabeth M. Jaffee Seeks to Have a Lasting Impact

American Association for Cancer Research 2017-2018 President Elizabeth M. Jaffee, MD, seeks ways to expand AACR's efforts to nurture the next generation of cancer researchers and advance convergence science during her term leading the organization.

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Collaboration Is the Key to Progress Against Cancer

Collaboration Is the Key to Progress Against Cancer

Phillip A. Sharp, PhD, Dr. Sharp who earned the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his co-discovery of RNA splicing, didn’t set out to be a cancer researcher. But throughout his career, which spans nearly half a century, Dr. Sharp has been committed to developing collaborations that can generate new ways of thinking about cancer.

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Developing Cancer Immunotherapy

Developing Cancer Immunotherapy

Dr. Suzanne L. Topalian of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins is working to find new ways to unleash the power of patients' immune systems to fight their cancers.

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Studying Blood Vessels to Improve Breast Cancer Outcomes

Studying Blood Vessels to Improve Breast Cancer Outcomes

Dr. Northcott is exploring the role that blood vessels play in the growth of tumors and the delivery of chemotherapy.

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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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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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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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