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AACR Cancer Progress Report 2021

The AACR Cancer Progress Report 2021 highlights advances in cancer science that have led to new treatments benefiting patients with cancer every day.

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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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Survivor Journeys
Survivor Journeys

Read Kimberly’s survivor journey from her diagnosis with a rare form of ovarian cancer to her return to distance running and becoming an advocate for others faced with cancer.

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Cancer Types
Cancer Types

This year, nearly 250,000 men in the United States are expected to be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Read about the prevention, screening, and treatment options for men with prostate cancer.

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From the AACR Blog
From the AACR Blog

AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities: Finding Solutions to Diversify Clinical Trials

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Cancer Discoveries
Cancer Discoveries

The results of a clinical trial found that a short-term diet with severe calorie restriction was safe and resulted in biological effects in the body that may be helpful in cancer treatment.

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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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For Researchers
Early Registration Deadline: December 17, 2021
Early Registration Deadline: December 17, 2021

Online or in-person, register to attend the meeting that covers the latest discoveries in cancer research.

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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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