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October Awareness Recognition

Each month, the AACR aims to raise awareness about various cancer-related topics and celebrates the many dedicated members around the world who are making significant contributions to the field. AACR members stand united in the global conquest of cancer. Not a member?  Join today! 

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The AACR also recognizes October 13 as Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, and October 15 as National Mammography Day. Metastasis is the major cause of death in patients with breast cancer. According to The National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program, the 5-year relative survival for localized female breast cancer is 99.0%, and the 5-year survival rate for women with metastatic breast cancer is 29%. As such, early detection is the best defense against this type of cancer. A mammogram can often detect a problem before any physical symptoms develop. This month, help us bring awareness to this type of cancer, and join the AACR in our global fight against cancer.  

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Liver Cancer Awareness Month

The liver is one of the largest organs in the bodyHepatocellular carcinoma is the most common type of adult primary liver cancer. It is relatively rare in the United States, although its incidence is rising, principally in relation to the spread of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. It is estimated that 42,230 new cases of liver and intrahepatic bile duct cancer will be diagnosed in the United States and some 30,230 people are expected to die of primary adult liver cancer in 2021. Register for the AACR Special Conference: Advances in the Pathogenesis and Molecular Therapies of Liver Cancer (May 5 – May 8, 2022) to learn more about this type of cancer and become an AACR member to receive exclusive member discounted registration rates! 

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International Brain Tumor Awareness Week (October 30-November 6, 2021)

There are more than 120 different types of brain tumor, according to the National Brain Tumor Society. Some tumors may be either benign or malignant. The International Brain Tumor Awareness Week brings the international brain tumor community together, during this week-long effort, to help raise awareness about the complexity of brain tumors and the importance of increased research to provide patients with better treatment options.  

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