Americans are more likely to survive a cancer diagnosis today than at any other time in history, thanks to the incredible advances in treatments fueled by biomedical research.
Today, one in 21 Americans is a cancer survivor. Moreover, the percentage of the U.S. population living with, through, or beyond cancer has more than tripled in the last 50 years.
Please take a moment to watch cancer survivor Kim Alexander discuss her inspiring journey and then explore further to learn more about cancer and the importance of cancer research.
What Is Cancer?: Get an introduction to the science of cancer.
What Is Cancer Research?: Learn about basic, clinical, population, and translational research.
Cancer Types: Explore detailed information on the many diseases we call cancer, including prevention, screening, and treatment options.
Prevention: Learn how to reduce your risk for developing cancer.
Clinical Trials: Find out more about clinical trials.
AACR Cancer Progress Report: The annual
AACR Cancer Progress Report details the latest developments against cancer.
FDA Approvals: Learn about recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration approvals of products for cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
Last year the AACR provided over $64 million in grants and awards funding lifesaving cancer research. There are many ways you can support our mission to prevent and cure all cancers.