On September 16, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will release its 2014 Cancer Progress Report. Once it is released, a copy of the report can be found on line at www.aacr.org. I had the privilege of again serving on the AACR Progress Report Steering Committee this year. It was exciting to summarize our progress. Highlights described in the report include the increasing number of people living with, through and beyond cancer; the approval by the FDA of 6 new cancer treatments based on proof they are effective; and advances in cancer prevention and screening. I will be joining a number of my colleagues in Washington, DC, on September 17 and 18 to highlight the report and advocate for biomedical research. In addition, I will be participating in a Twitter chat at 12 p.m. Central time on September 16 to discuss the report. You can follow along using the hashtags #CancerProgress14 and #abcDrBchat or by following our Twitter account, @UIowaCancer. Please join us as we twitter away – cancer progress.
I have been fortunate over the past few months to be a member of the committee that developed the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Cancer Progress Report 2013 – a report that was made public today (http://cancerprogressreport.org/Pages/default.aspx). This report outlines significant progress over the past year, while acknowledging that there is much work yet to be done. It includes sections on “What is Cancer?” “Prevention and Detection,” “Making Research Count for Patients,” “On the Horizon” and “What isRequired for Continued Progress Against Cancer?”
Iowa can be proud that researchers at Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center are making major contributions to many of the advances outlined in the AACR report. Continue reading