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Survivor Story

When Bella's rare cancer spread to her lungs, her mother and oncologists turned to a cancer immunotherapy clinical trial to control the disease.

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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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AACR Cancer Progress Report 2023

Four in 10 cancers diagnosed in the United States each year are related to potentially preventable causes. Learn about cancer risk reduction and prevention.

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Cancer Types

More than 80,000 people in the U.S. are expected to be diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma this year. September is Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month.

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FDA Approvals

Read about recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration approvals of products for cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

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Progress Against Cancer

The Week in Cancer News: A roundup of significant cancer research news from the past week, selected by the staff of Cancer Today magazine.

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AACR Annual Meeting

Hotel reservations for the AACR Annual Meeting 2024 are now open. The deadline is Friday, February 23, 2024.

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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 54,000 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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For more statistics on cancer, please visit our Cancer Progress ReportRead the AACR Cancer Progress Report