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Table of Contents2015

  • Cancer in 2015

    Research powers progress against cancer and improves survival for millions around the world.

  • Developing Cancer

    Cancer is a collection of diseases characterized by uncontrolled cell growth. Changes in the DNA and a cancer cell’s surroundings influence disease development and progression.

  • Special Feature on Five Years of Progress Against Cancer

    The fifth edition of the AACR Cancer Progress Report is commemorated with a special feature in which advances that have been made against cancer in the five years of publishing the report are highlighted.

  • Preventing Cancer From Developing

    Many cases of cancer are preventable. In fact, more than 50 percent of U.S. cancer deaths are related to preventable causes.

  • Transforming Lives Through Precision Medicine

    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 improving lives in the United States and worldwide.

  • What Progress and Promise Does the Future Hold?

    As we look to the future, the pace of progress in precision medicine is expected to not only continue, but also accelerate, further revolutionizing cancer care.

  • Building Blocks to Further Precision Medicine

    Numerous activities must be undertaken to maximize the potential of precision medicine.

  • The AACR Call to Action

    The AACR calls on Congress and the administration to prioritize the growth of the NIH, NCI, and FDA budget.


 Please cite this Report as:

​American Association for Cancer Research. AACR Cancer Progress Report 2015. Clin Cancer Res 2015;21(Supplement 1):SI-S132

Read the editorial here​.