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AACR Cancer Progress Report

Screening for Early Detection: Using evidence-based guidelines to screen for cancer can help find aberrations at the earliest possible detectable phase of cancer development and progression.

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About Cancer

Cancer is not a single disease, but rather a collection of diseases all characterized by the uncontrolled proliferation of cells.

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Believe in Progress

In the latest episode of Believe in Progress, we are joined by John Kincade, a prominent voice in sports broadcasting and a three-time cancer survivor, who talks with Mitch about life, sports, and family.

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Cancer Types

April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. Last year an estimated 9,910 people in the U.S. were diagnosed with testicular cancer. Get more information about this type of cancer.

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On the AACR Blog

Get updates on the AACR Annual Meeting 2024 recently held in San Diego on the AACR Blog.

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Practical Knowledge

Making Treatment Decisions: Abigail Johnston shares how she has approached decisions about her cancer care since she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2017.

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AACR Annual Meeting News

The official news website of the AACR Annual Meeting 2024. Stay up to date on the latest developments from the most important cancer meeting in the world.

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AACR Cancer Progress Report 2023

The AACR Cancer Progress Report 2023 provides a comprehensive overview of the latest research-driven advances against the collection of devastating diseases called cancer.

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The AACR: Driving Progress Against Cancer

The AACR and its more than 58,000 members worldwide are advancing a scientifically bold agenda against the collection of diseases we call cancer.

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AACR President Philip D. Greenberg, MD, FAACR

A new wave of research-driven discoveries and technological innovations are delivering – and will propel additional – transformative advances to save more lives from cancer..

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By the Numbers


percent decrease of the overall age-adjusted cancer death rate in the U.S. from 1991 to 2020

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therapeutics were approved for new or expanded uses by the FDA from Aug. 1, 2022, to July 31, 2023

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million cancer survivors in the U.S. are living with, through, and beyond their disease thanks to research

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4 in 10

cancer diagnoses in the United States are associated with preventable risk factors

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