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

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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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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