Project GENIE Contributes Data on More Than 40,000 New Cancer Cases

The National Cancer Institute’s Genomic Data Commons (GDC) has released data for 44,756 cancer cases from the American Association for Cancer Research’s Project Genomics Evidence Neoplasia Information Exchange, more simply known as AACR Project GENIE. This massive project was launched in 2015 with the goal of building an international, pan-cancer registry with tens of thousands of patients to empower precision oncology.

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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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Vice President Joe Biden Speaks at the AACR Annual Meeting 2016

Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the AACR Annual Meeting 2016 about the importance of breaking silos and promoting collaborations among academics and between academia and industry to bring treatments to cancer patients faster.

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Taking the Message to the Local Level: AACR Hosts Cancer Research Policy Forum in Tampa

On March 7, the AACR co-hosted its first, local advocacy event with the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. The event, Cancer Research Policy Forum: Progress, Promise, and Challenges in the Era of Precision Medicine, drew more than 250 attendees and showcased the cutting edge research taking place at Moffitt.

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Leading Cancer Experts Comment on the Cancer Initiative in the State of the Union Address

Editor’s Note: Several prominent American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) leaders have shared their reactions to President Obama’s Jan. 12 State of the Union address with the news media and …

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