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According to results of a systematic review published in our journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, following cancer prevention guidelines on diet and physical activity consistently reduced overall cancer incidence and mortality.

Adherence to the guidelines set by leading cancer organizations was also associated with reduced risk of several types of cancer, such as breast, endometrial, and colorectal cancers, said the study’s lead author, Lindsay N. Kohler, MPH, a doctoral candidate at the University of Arizona Zuckerman College of Public Health. http://the.aacr.org/EJ2M
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On June 1, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a liquid biopsy test, a companion diagnostic test called cobas EGFR Mutation Test v2. The test uses plasma samples to identify patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) eligible for treatment with the EGFR-targeted therapeutic erlotinib (Tarceva). This is the first liquid biopsy test approved for use by the FDA.

Read more on our blog, Cancer Research Catalyst. http://the.aacr.org/U9CO
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Attention 2016 Graduates: Congratulations on your achievement this year in completing your degree! We would like to recognize your graduation by showcasing your photo and a brief description about your accomplishment on our Facebook page and our other social networks.

AACR members who wish to be acknowledged and featured should submit their information to: amc@aacr.org by July 27. http://the.aacr.org/Rx5H
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AACR Annual Meeting 2016 Plenary Session Webcast: “Detection and Monitoring of Pre-Malignant Disease and Therapeutic Response,” featuring Luis Diaz, Alberto Bardelli, and Benjamin Ebert. http://the.aacr.org/Jt61
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Deadline Today: EORTC-NCI-AACR Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics Symposium. Submit an abstract and join us in Munich, Nov. 29-Dec. 2. http://the.aacr.org/jc1I
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June is Cancer Immunotherapy Month. In an effort to promote awareness around this important topic, we have created a collection of resources and made them easily accessible.

Find out how we're supporting progress in immunotherapy. http://the.aacr.org/PE7p
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Leukemia patients treated with chimeric antigen receptor-modified T-cell (CAR-T cell) therapy often encounter severe Cytokine Release Syndrome (CRS), which can be life-threatening. A research team supported by Stand Up To Cancer has identified biomarkers to help predict which patients are at risk so they can be treated accordingly. We are proud to be the Scientific Partner to Stand Up To Cancer; read more on the SU2C blog about how this research is helping move immunotherapy forward so that more patients can benefit. http://the.aacr.org/wP5s
Stand Up To Cancer raises funds to accelerate the pace of groundbreaking research that can get new therapies to patients quickly, facilitating collaboration among the best and brightest scientists and physicians. SU2C draws on the entertainment community to build public support for this effort.
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Diagnosed with thyroid cancer at 25 years old, Daniel Miller, MD, PhD, associate member of the AACR and resident physician in Pathology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, shares how he's making cancer research funding personal for Congress on our blog, Cancer Research Catalyst. http://the.aacr.org/h4kb
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We are pleased to host our first ever special conference on Engineering and Physical Sciences in Oncology June 25-28 in Boston. Rakesh K. Jain, PhD, of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, one of three co-chairs of the conference, shared some insights in our blog, Cancer Research Catalyst.

Learn more about how engineering can help fight cancer. http://the.aacr.org/Qz5m
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Please join us for a LIVE broadcast on Facebook, June 28 at 12:05pm EDT, for an update on the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative with Douglas R. Lowy, MD, Acting Director of the National Cancer Institute, as well as a panel discussion with early-career investigators that will include the following:

Kara A. Bernstein, PhD, of University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Major K. Lee, IV, MD, PhD, of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Christine M. Lovly, MD, PhD, of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Paul A. Northcott, PhD, of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; and Jose G. Trevino, II, MD, of University of Florida College of Medicine. http://the.aacr.org/mC44
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Studies suggest between 20 to 50 percent of cancer patients are in pain when they are first diagnosed with cancer, but not all health care providers properly address pain in these patients.

Our blog, Cancer Research Catalyst, has more information about how cancer patients can manage pain. http://the.aacr.org/PK8Z
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AACR board member Patricia M. LoRusso, DO, of Yale Cancer Center leads a team of clinical investigators that connect patients in clinical trials with the best therapeutics. By doing so, LoRusso and colleagues are helping safe and effective treatments get approval for use in patients, like Renee Shine, who turned to LoRusso and her team after eight months of standard therapy failed to halt the 64-year-old realtor’s stage 3b lung cancer.

Read more on our blog, Cancer Research Catalyst. http://the.aacr.org/Aq5e
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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.