About The American Cancer Society
Our mission is simple.
SAVE LIVES, CELEBRATE LIVES, AND LEAD THE FIGHT FOR A WORLD WITHOUT CANCER.
The American cancer Society was created more than 110 years ago for one purpose-to free the world from the pain and suffering of cancer. Thanks in part to our efforts, there has been a 27 percent in decline in the cancer death rate since 1991. That’s 2.6 million deaths prevented.
WE’RE ATTACKING CANCER FROM EVERY ANGLE
Our web site, cancer.org provides the most accurate information on virtually all topics related to cancer. Our 24/7 helpline, 1-800-227-2345 handles approximately 1.3 million calls and live chats annually. Answers that provide hope and comfort. Answers that overcome cancer.
We help patients access care, providing free rides to treatment and other cancer-related appointments. We provide free lodging at Hope Lodge.®
From city to state to the US Congress itself, our Cancer Action Network ™ advocates at every level of government to help cancer fighters access the medical care that could save their life, while working to improve quality of life during and after treatment. We build powerful partnerships from coaches to CEO’s and corporate partners.
We’ve invested more than $4.8 billion in research for cancer detection, prevention and control. We’ve given grant funding support to 47 individuals who went on to win the Nobel Prize. The American Cancer Society invests more in research to find, prevent, treat, and cure cancer than any other non-governmental organization. We fund research to find cures for all types of cancer, because we know that discoveries in one area can often help find answers in another. As a result, we've played a role in nearly every major cancer research breakthrough in recent history, including establishing mammography as the standard for finding cancer early, discovering lifesaving treatments, and better understanding factors that can reduce our risk of getting cancer.