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About ACS


The American Cancer Society is attacking cancer from every angle.

We promote healthy lifestyles to help you prevent cancer. We research cancer and its causes to find more answers and better treatments. We fight for lifesaving policy changes. We provide everything from emotional support to the latest cancer information for those who have been touched by cancer. And we do it all 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We're attacking cancer

by backing visionaries, 

investing in longshots,

and building on hard-won knowledge

to find powerful new weapons.

We're attacking cancer

by providing a place to stay,by building a community.A home for healing.

We're attacking cancer

by making it less scary and confusing,

less stressful, less lonely.

We're attacking cancer

with stubborn hope, relentless energy,and a promise that everywhere cancerrears its despicable head, we will be thereto blunt its effects and lessen its power.

We're attacking cancer
by showing up every day,
driving people, boosting people,
picking them up when they’re down.

From the cellular level to the street level,
with brilliant new thinking and in the darkest hours, The American Cancer Society is
attacking cancer at every angle.

How has COVID-19 affected cancer research?

A 100-year mission to save lives is compromised. COVID-19 could reduce our funding of cancer research by 50% in 2020 if the current trends continue.

If current revenue trends continue, we could be forced to cut our research grant funding by 50%.

To learn more please click here for the COVID-19 American Cancer Society Update printable document.

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