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Cancer Today Magazine Focuses on Second-time Cancer Diagnoses, Increasing Minority Enrollment in Clinical Trials

June 5, 2013
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Editor’s Note: A downloadable image of this issue’s cover is available here.

PHILADELPHIA — The Spring 2013 issue of Cancer Today, a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), features poignant stories on surviving cancer a second time and increasing participation of African-American patients in clinical trials, as well as a touching photo essay on young breast cancer patients.  

Published quarterly by the AACR, Cancer Today is an authoritative resource for cancer patients, survivors, and their family members and friends. In every issue, Cancer Today offers information and inspiration to help readers face the challenges of diagnosis, treatment, survivorship or caregiving.

This issue of Cancer Today includes “When Cancer Rings Twice,” which outlines the steps cancer survivors can take to reduce their risks of a second cancer diagnosis, something that will occur in one out of every six people diagnosed with cancer. “Changing the Face of Clinical Trials” examines the efforts underway to increase participation among African-American patients, who are currently underrepresented in clinical trials.

Writer Cynthia Ryan and fashion photographer David Jay capture the struggles of young breast cancer patients facing financial and family issues, in addition to their illness and treatment in a photo essay.

To read these stories, go to Cancer Today, or follow the magazine on Facebook at and Twitter at Media are welcome to use information from Cancer Today; however, we ask that you cite the source.

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About the American Association for Cancer Research
Founded in 1907, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is the world’s first and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research and its mission to prevent and cure cancer. AACR membership includes more than 34,000 laboratory, translational and clinical researchers; population scientists; other health care professionals; and cancer advocates residing in more than 90 countries. The AACR marshals the full spectrum of expertise of the cancer community to accelerate progress in the prevention, biology, diagnosis and treatment of cancer by annually convening more than 20 conferences and educational workshops, the largest of which is the AACR Annual Meeting with more than 18,000 attendees. In addition, the AACR publishes eight peer-reviewed scientific journals and a magazine for cancer survivors, patients and their caregivers. The AACR funds meritorious research directly as well as in cooperation with numerous cancer organizations. As the scientific partner of Stand Up To Cancer, the AACR provides expert peer review, grants administration and scientific oversight of team science and individual grants in cancer research that have the potential for near-term patient benefit. The AACR actively communicates with legislators and policymakers about the value of cancer research and related biomedical science in saving lives from cancer. For more information about the AACR, visit

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