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AACR Cancer Progress Report 2021

Discovery science is expanding our understanding of many genetic mutations that drive cancer development and led to the development of new molecularly targeted therapeutics.

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About Cancer
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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Innovators in Discovery
Innovators in Discovery

Learn about cancer researchers and physician-scientists like Fellow of the AACR Academy Charles L. Sawyers, MD, a leader in the development of targeted therapies, who are driving progress against cancer.

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Cancer Types
Cancer Types

More than 76,000 people in the United States are expected to be diagnosed with kidney cancer this year. Learn about this type of cancer including the treatment options.

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AACR Project GENIE
AACR Project GENIE

AACR Project GENIE is a publicly accessible international cancer registry of real-world data assembled through data sharing between 19 of the leading cancer centers in the world.

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Practical Knowledge
Practical Knowledge

How much fiber is too much? Read practical knowledge for articles with useful information for cancer patients and their families, survivors, caregivers, advocates, and others from Cancer Today magazine.

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Support Lifesaving Research
Support Lifesaving Research

Whether honoring a special person or a special day, a donation to the American Association for Cancer Research has a lasting impact.

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AACR Annual Meeting 2022 Call for Abstracts
AACR Annual Meeting 2022 Call for Abstracts

Download the Call for Abstracts for the AACR Annual Meeting 2022, April 8-13, New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Videos
AACR Cancer Progress Report 2021Discovery Science Driving Clinical Breakthroughs

The American Association for Cancer Research’s annual AACR Cancer Progress Report highlights research-driven advances against cancer.

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Driving Progress Against Cancer

The AACR and our more than 49,000 members worldwide are advancing a scientifically bold agenda against the collection of diseases we call cancer.

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Looking to the Future of Cancer Research and Care

AACR President David A. Tuveson, MD, PhD, FAACR, discusses a year in advances against cancer and his excitement about the AACR’s role in “charting that next phase” of progress.

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By the Numbers
16.9

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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16

new therapeutics against cancer were approved by the FDA from August 1, 2020, to July 31, 2021

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31

percent decrease of the overall age-adjusted cancer death rate in the U.S. from 1991 to 2018

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For more statistics on cancer, please visit our Cancer Progress ReportRead the AACR Cancer Progress Report