AACR Annual Meeting 2017: The Patient Perspective

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2017 brought some of the world’s greatest scientific minds to Washington, D.C., to address research challenges in cancer. But significant findings also came from cancer patient advocates and survivors who attended the meeting.

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AACR Annual Meeting 2017: Most Merkel Cell Carcinoma Responses to the Newly FDA-Approved Avelumab Expected to Last More than a Year

T cells and antibodies

On March 23, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the first-ever approval of a treatment for patients with a rare, aggressive form of skin cancer called Merkel cell carcinoma. The treatment, the immunotherapeutic avelumab (Bavencio), was approved based on data from the JAVELIN Merkel 200 phase II clinical trial.

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“No Time to Stop the Momentum”

Former Vice President Joe Biden returned to the stage at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting on Monday, sounding a battle cry to continue the momentum for cancer research that began when he launched the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative in 2016.

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Public Policy and Advocacy in Cancer Research: An Associate Member Guest Post

April symbolizes a progressive time for cancer researchers around the world. From April 1-5, over 20,000 cancer scientists will gather in Washington, D.C., to attend the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 2017 Annual Meeting.

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Key Policy Sessions Set for AACR Annual Meeting 2017

In addition to the robust scientific program at this year’s AACR Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., a number of sessions will provide a policy perspective on the meeting’s theme, “Research Propelling Cancer Prevention and Cures.”

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AACR Speaks Out on Proposed Cuts to Medical Research Funding

The American Association for Cancer Research was shocked last week to learn that the Trump administration has proposed to cut $5.8 billion from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget in fiscal year 2018. We are working very hard to ensure that these proposed cuts to the NIH never happen.

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Improving Cancer Surgery: Using a Probe to Determine What is Cancer, What is Not

A team of researchers from Australia has shown 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, in real time.

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