Assessing Cancer Patients’ Tobacco Use: A New Tool Developed by the AACR and the National Cancer Institute

Researchers have well established that smoking leads to adverse outcomes in cancer patients; however, the specific effects caused by smoking and the use of other tobacco products remain poorly understood …

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Thyroid Cancer Survivor Dedicates Career to Researching Her Own Disease: The Story of Aime Franco

Aime Franco, PhD, quietly battled cancer throughout her undergraduate years at the University of Connecticut. But even as she tried to conceal her illness, a seed planted that would set her on a quest to understand more about cancer.

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How Cancer Patients Can Manage Pain

“Easing the Pain” tells the story of cancer patients’ experiences dealing with pain and best practices for pain management. The article is featured in the Spring 2016 issue of Cancer Today, a magazine for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers that is published by the American Association for Cancer Research.

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Turning a Diagnosis into a Dream for a Cure

After being diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer, Debbie Zelman, Esq., started Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (DDF) to fund critical biomedical research focused on the disease. In 2014, DDF became a valued partner of the AACR, supporting the very first Debbie’s Dream Foundation-AACR Gastric Cancer Research Fellowship.

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