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A postdoctoral fellowship grant from the AACR helped propel Dr. Marco Ruella's research to improve immunotherapy for patients whose disease evaded prior treatment or relapsed.

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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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Survivor Story

Melissa Adams: Living with metastatic breast cancer and advocating for other patients with cancer.

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Cancer Types

Ewing sarcoma is a rare type of cancer with an incidence that is nine times greater in Caucasians than in African Americans. July is Sarcoma Awareness Month.

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Cancer Today

Extending Remissions in Lung Cancer: Researchers are investigating who benefits from immune checkpoint inhibitors and when they should be administered for maximum impact.

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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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For Researchers
AACR Annual Meeting 2024

Session recordings are available for viewing to registered attendees through September 3. Registration for new users closed July 10.

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AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report 2024

The AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report 2024 outlines the complex interplay of factors that drive and perpetuate cancer health disparities and calls for a collaborative approach to achieve health equity.

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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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Robert A. Winn, MD, FAACR

Dr. Winn, chair of the AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report 2024 steering committee, discusses the many factors that drive and perpetuate cancer health disparities.

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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