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Survivor Story

Colonel Gary Steele was 62 years old when he was first diagnosed with prostate cancer. Today, after surgery, radiation, and the treatment he received in a clinical trial, Gary's cancer is under control.

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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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Cancer Health Equity

The AACR has a long history of advancing cancer health equity through programs and initiatives, including its trailblazing Cancer Health Disparities conference and the first-of-its-kind Cancer Disparities Progress Report.

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Cancer Types

More than 82,000 people in the United States are expected to be diagnosed with bladder cancer this year. Learn about the screening and treatment options for this type of cancer.

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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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On the AACR Blog

Liquid Biopsy: Detecting cancer with body fluids other than blood.

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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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