AICR in 2018 – Standing at the Frontier of Major Research Advances

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What a year 2018 has been for AICR and cancer research overall. These are exciting times for cancer research across prevention, treatment, and survivorship. While many of the headline-grabbing stories, and even a Nobel Prize, have focused on the treatment of cancer, there have been significant developments in cancer prevention and survivorship that I want to highlight. This year, 2018, has witnessed the convergence of several previously discreet cancer research tracks; now these tracks are seemingly converging on the territory that AICR has been mapping out for almost four decades.
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New Report Highlights Obesity-Cancer Crisis

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Today, the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and the World Cancer Research Fund launch our latest report, Diet, Nutrition and Physical Activity: Energy Balance and Body Fatness. This report focuses on the causes of weight gain, overweight and obesity.
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Cancer Metabolism? It’s Complicated

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Last weekend, I attended the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) conference on Metabolism and Cancer. This meeting was a three-day immersion in a topic that, even after over 20 years as a cancer researcher, was sometimes enough to make my head spin. Fortunately, sharper minds than mine are chipping away at the almost overwhelming complexity to reveal the secrets of how tumors grow, spread, evade our immune system and become resistant to treatments. The bottom line is: it’s complicated.

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