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July Awareness Recognition

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) Day (July 13, 2021)

Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is a disease in which abnormal cells form in the supporting connective tissues of the gastrointestinal tract – the stomach, small intestine, and large intestine. GISTs may be malignant or benign and are most common in the stomach and small intestine but may be found anywhere in or near the GI tract. Investigators working in this area are invited to join.

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Glioblastoma Awareness Day (July 21, 2021)

The AACR recognizes Glioblastoma Awareness Day (GBM Day), which takes place each year on the third Wednesday of July. The third annual Glioblastoma Awareness Day will take place on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Glioblastoma is known as the most common and complex type of brain cancer. The AACR Virtual Special Conference on Brain Cancer will take place on October 25-26, 2021, on our virtual platform. This conference will bring together basic, translational and clinical researchers in the field to provide them with an unprecedented opportunity to develop breakthroughs for brain cancer, one of the most challenging areas of oncology. Attend this conference and learn more about this specific area of research, and receive reduced registration rates as a member.

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Sarcoma and Bone Cancer Awareness Month

The AACR recognizes July as Sarcoma and Bone Cancer Awareness Month. In June 2021, the American Association for Cancer Research held the AACR Virtual Special Conference on Sarcomas. The virtual meeting explored new biology driving research and treatment of sarcomas and soft tissue tumors. This is an annual conference, and as an AACR member, you are able to enjoy reduced rates on AACR Special Conferences like this one. Not a member? Join today!

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UV Safety month

The AACR recognizes July as UV Safety Month. With Summer vacations, beach trips, and more exposure to the sun, it is important to know how to protect yourself and your family from dangerous ultraviolent (UV) light exposure. Exposure to UV light from the sun or indoor tanning is the predominant cause of all three main types of skin cancer – basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Adopting sun-safe habits and avoiding the use of indoor tanning devices can decrease the incidence of skin cancer. Learn more about how you can prevent exposure in our annually published AACR Cancer Progress Report.

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