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Table of Contents2014

  • Cancer in 2014

    Research fuels progress against cancer, and Americans are more likely than any other time in history to survive beyond a cancer diagnosis. However, cancer remains an ongoing challenge and continued investments in biomedical research are needed.

  • Developing Cancer

    The development of cancer is largely a result of changes in the genetic material of the cells. The length of time it takes for a cancer to develop varies widely depending on the identity, order, and speed at which the genetic changes accumulate.

  • Healthy Living Can Prevent Cancer From Developing, Progressing, or Recurring

    Many of the greatest reductions in the morbidity and mortality of cancer are a result of advances in cancer prevention that have come about as we have learned more about the factors that increase a person’s risk of developing cancer.

  • Transforming Lives Through Research

    The dedicated efforts of individuals working throughout the cycle of biomedical research have led to extraordinary advances across the continuum of clinical care that are transforming lives in the United States and worldwide.

  • What Progress Does the Future Hold?

    As we look to the future, we can expect to see greater deployment of genomics and computational biology, which will spur the development of many more anticancer therapeutics and new uses for our current treatment arsenal.

  • A Prescription for Increasing the Rate of Progress Against Cancer

    We must continue to pursue a comprehensive understanding of the biology of cancer at all stages and to develop new approaches to translating this knowledge into health care advances that will save lives.

  • The AACR Call to Action

    We must seize the momentum at this exciting time in biomedical research by committing to budget increases for the NIH and NCI so that the remarkable progress of the past can continue at a rapid pace.


 Please Cite As:


American Association for Cancer Research. AACR Cancer Progress Report 2014. Clin Cancer Res 2014;20(Supplement 1):SI-S124

Please see the editorial in Clinical Cancer Research