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We thank Widener University for sending two of its students, Dylan Recinto, a computer information systems major and Nyelle Hargraves, a biology/pre-med major as part of the Widener Works job shadow program.

These students spent time in our Philadelphia office learning about the AACR, our mission, and what a typical day looks like for us. Dylan and Nyelle were a pleasure to work with and we wish them the best as they continue in their undergraduate studies.
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The AACR Project Genomics Evidence Neoplasia Information Exchange, or GENIE for short, has released one of the largest fully public cancer genomic data sets to date.

The project’s Steering Committee chairperson Charles Sawyers, MD, FAACR, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center discusses the new data release and the long-term goals of the project in a guest post on our blog, Cancer Research Catalyst.
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Read the recently released Clinical Cancer Research article “A Case Matched Gender Comparison Transcriptomic Screen Identifies eIF4E and eIF5 as Potential Prognostic and Tractable Biomarkers in Male Breast Cancer” by Matthew P. Humphries, et al.
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Abstract Deadline: Feb. 14. Submit an abstract for the Advances in Sarcomas: From Basic Science to Clinical Translation conference and join us in Philadelphia, May 16-19. http://the.aacr.org/56yA
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Funding opportunity: Postdoctoral or clinical research fellows are invited to apply for the AACR-Bayer HealthCare Prostate Cancer Research Fellowship, a two year, $110,000 grant.

Applications are due Jan. 17.
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A study published in our journal Cancer Research found that an optical fiber-tip probe that can detect the pH of a tissue can distinguish between cancer and normal tissues at the margins of a tumor during surgery. Read more about how this pH probe has the potential to improve patient outcomes on our blog, Cancer Research Catalyst. http://the.aacr.org/CY05
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Read the highlight by Drew C. Deniger, et al., in the Jan. 15 issue of our journal Clinical Cancer Research titled, "Adoptive T-cell Therapy and Vemurafenib Clinical Trial".
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Anne Trinh, Kari Trumpi, Felipe De Sousa E Melo, Xin Wang, Joan H. de Jong, Evelyn Fessler, Peter J.K. Kuppen, Marlies S. Reimers, Marloes Swets, Miriam Koopman, Iris D. Nagtegaal, Marnix Jansen, Gerrit K.J. Hooijer, George J.A. Offerhaus, Onno Kranenburg, Cornelis J. Punt, Jan Paul Medema, ...
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Electra Paskett, PhD, of the Ohio State University College of Public Health predicts cancer prevention and disparities in 2017.

Read her forecast in our blog on Medium.
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The gastrointestinal microbiome, which houses approximately 99 percent of microbiota, is seen as a major determinant of health and disease, including cancer. Learn how the microbiome can affect cancer in a guest post from William G. Nelson, MD, PhD, editor-in-chief of Cancer Today magazine, on our blog, Cancer Research Catalyst. http://the.aacr.org/gt6Q
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The average monthly cost of newly approved oral cancer drugs adjusted for inflation grew from $1,869 in 2000 to $11,325 in 2014.

Learn about the impact of rising drug costs from Cancer Today magazine. http://the.aacr.org/Ez2l
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The advance registration deadline is Jna. 29 for the AACR Annual Meeting 2017 in Washington, D.C.

Attend the meeting that sets the research agenda for the cancer community.
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We are saddened by the loss of Dr. Peter C. Nowell, fellow of the AACR Academy. Dr. Nowell was renowned for his codiscovery of the Philadelphia chromosome, which, for the first time, provided evidence of a genetic basis for cancer.

We offer heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. http://the.aacr.org/tc3x
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Introduction
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.

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