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We are pleased to present our 2015 Annual Report. The report highlights our progress over the past year in support of our mission: to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication, and collaboration. Our blog Cancer Research Catalyst has more details about the report. http://the.aacr.org/VWv
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Five teams of scientists, each including both a senior scientist and early-career investigator, are sharing $1 million in grants from Stand Up To Cancer through the Phillip A. Sharp Innovation in Collaboration Awards. The AACR is SU2C’s Scientific Partner. http://the.aacr.org/xTm
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Just released: Read the May issue of Cancer Discovery. http://the.aacr.org/yxv
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What are you doing this weekend? Stop by the AACR booth on Saturday at the Philadelphia Science Festival from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. at Penn's Landing, and meet AACR scientists Drs. Amy Baran, Shawn Sweeney, and Michael Powell, who will be describing how the immune system is a superhero in the fight against cancer.

We are very pleased to be a sponsor of the Philadelphia Science Festival, and our staff is looking forward to sharing their knowledge about cancer science! #GetNerdyPHL http://the.aacr.org/0Qi
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s Angelika Amon, PhD, who studies aneuploidy in normal and cancer cells, presented this year’s AACR-Women in Cancer Research Charlotte Friend Memorial Lectureship at the AACR Annual Meeting 2016 in New Orleans.

Read more from The Scientist. http://the.aacr.org/17d
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April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month, and nearly 16,000 people living in the United States were diagnosed with esophageal cancer last year, according to federal estimates. Learn about this form of cancer, including the prevention, screening, and treatment options. http://the.aacr.org/Y7r
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We are pleased to announce the Best of the AACR Journals: the most-cited articles published in 2014. Congratulations to the authors! http://the.aacr.org/BCl
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According to a study published in our journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, black residents of highly segregated neighborhoods are less likely to receive surgery for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer than their peers in less-segregated neighborhoods. http://the.aacr.org/fzN
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May is National Cancer Research Month, declared by the U.S. Congress in recognition of high-quality, innovative cancer research. Learn more about how cancer research drives progress against cancer. http://the.aacr.org/Jfb
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Fine-particle air pollution increases risk of death from multiple cancers, including breast cancer, lung cancer, and upper digestive tract cancers, according to new study published in our journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

The Washington Post has the complete story. http://the.aacr.org/NdG
Fine-particle air pollution is linked to higher death rates from several kinds of cancer.
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A study presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2016 in New Orleans discussed the MammaPrint test, which analyzes 70 genes. Researchers looked at more than 3,000 breast cancer patients, and found that many early stage patients could safely avoid chemotherapy after surgery. Read more from CBS New York. http://the.aacr.org/uNn
Women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer are often recommended to have chemotherapy, but a genetic test may now spare some women the misery.
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We congratulate our CEO Margaret Foti, PhD, MD (hc), who was honored this morning by the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) with the Honorary Member Award for her unwavering dedication to improving cancer care and her unstinting commitment to the prevention and cure of all cancers. http://the.aacr.org/EWT
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AACR Mission

The mission of the American Association for Cancer Research is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication, and collaboration. Through its programs and services, the AACR fosters research in cancer and related biomedical science; accelerates the dissemination of new research findings among scientists and others dedicated to the conquest of cancer; promotes science education and training; and advances the understanding of cancer etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment throughout the world.


How will the cures for cancer be found?

The answer is research. Cancer is not a single disease, but more than 200. In the U.S. and around the world, men and women in laboratories and clinics, universities, medical centers, government, and industry are working not only to overcome this affliction that claims half a million American lives each year, but also to prevent it. More than 34,000 of them are members of the American Association for Cancer Research.


How does the AACR promote cancer research?

The AACR is the authoritative source of information about advances in the causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer. By accelerating the growth and spread of new knowledge about cancer, the AACR is on the front lines of the quest for prevention and cure.


What does the AACR do?

The AACR is the oldest and largest scientific organization in the world focused on every aspect of high-quality, innovative cancer research. Its reputation for scientific breadth and excellence attract the premier researchers in the field. The programs and services of the AACR foster the exchange of knowledge and new ideas among scientists dedicated to cancer research, provide training opportunities for the next generation of cancer researchers, and increase public understanding of cancer.

To that end, the AACR:

  • Currently publishes a portfolio of highly ranked peer-reviewed journals that present leading research articles: Cancer Discovery, Cancer Research; Clinical Cancer Research; Molecular Cancer Therapeutics; Molecular Cancer Research; Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention; Cancer Prevention Research, and our newest journal, Cancer Immunology Research. Our scientific breadth and excellence continue to attract the premier researchers in the field, and we are proud to note that the AACR journals rank in the top 25 percent of oncology journals with regard to Impact Factor in the Journal Citation Report (2012).

  • Publishes Cancer Today, the authoritative resource for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers who are seeking information and inspiration as they or their loved ones face diagnosis, treatment, and life after cancer. 

  • Convenes topical scientific conferences and an annual meeting that draws more than 18,000 participants from the cancer research community. 

  • Offers workshops, fellowships, and grants for early-career investigators and 
    investigators-in-training. 

  • Collaborates with cancer survivors, raises public awareness of the progress in and cause for hope in cancer research, and advocates for strong federal research funding.  


How did the AACR begin?

The AACR was founded in 1907 by a group of 11 physicians and scientists interested in research, "to further the investigation and spread the knowledge of cancer." Today, the AACR accelerates progress toward the prevention and cure of cancer by promoting research, education, communication, and collaboration.