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  • Survivor Profile

    A Voice at Risk

    Rob Paulsen has voiced hundreds of animated characters, but as he prepared to return to a beloved role, cancer threatened his livelihood.

    by Bradley Jones

  • Survivor Profile

    Still in the Game

    ESPN reporter Holly Rowe worked through melanoma treatment.

    by Lindsey Konkel

  • Yesterday & Today

    TV’s Family Man

    Michael Landon, best known for his roles on Little House on the Prairie and Bonanza, created and starred in programs that portrayed family values with authenticity and humor.

    by Marci A. Landsmann

  • Yesterday & Today

    A Force of Nature

    Known for the Christmas classic Santa Baby and her role as Catwoman in the 1960s TV series Batman, Eartha Kitt wowed audiences with her dancing, singing and acting. Her 2006 colorectal cancer diagnosis shocked those who knew her.

    by Sharlene George

  • Yesterday & Today

    A Kind and Decent Man

    Whether playing Franklin D. Roosevelt or Richard Gilmore, the wealthy scion in 'Gilmore Girls,' Edward Herrmann took on gentlemanly roles that mirrored his real-life persona. He died of brain cancer in 2014.

    by Marilyn Fenichel

  • Yesterday & Today

    A Storied Life

    Literary realist John Updike used the scaffold of his own life, including his lung cancer diagnosis, to explore the shared experiences of our time.

    by Sue Rochman

  • Yesterday & Today

    Taking Her Place

    Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman nominated for vice president on a major-party ticket, used her political prowess to advocate for women's equality. In 1998, she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma.

    by Sharlene George

  • Yesterday & Today

    The Voice of Lamb Chop

    Ventriloquist Shari Lewis and her sidekick, a white wool puppet named Lamb Chop, won the hearts of generations of children who tuned in to her television shows.

    by Jocelyn Selim

  • Yesterday & Today

    Improbable Champion

    Susan Butcher won Alaska's grueling Iditarod dog-sled race four times. Her 2005 leukemia diagnosis marked the beginning of her greatest challenge.

    by Jocelyn Selim

  • Yesterday & Today

    A Beautiful Neighbor

    Fred Rogers, better known as Mister Rogers, taught children compassion for themselves and others. He died from stomach cancer in 2003, but his legacy lives on in television programs for kids today.

    by Sue Rochman

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From the AACR

  • Prioritizing Vaccination

    The AACR led a contingent of 130 organizations in asking that cancer patients and survivors be granted high priority in receiving COVID-19 vaccinations.

  • Bolstering Diversity

    Eliminating disparities requires consistent effort on numerous fronts, including the development and sustenance of a diverse scientific workforce.

  • Screening During the Pandemic

    In March of last year, screenings for breast, colon and cervical cancer decreased by roughly 90% compared with historical rates.

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