ABOUT THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

Our Vision

End cancer as we know it, for everyone. 

Our Mission

Improve the lives of people with cancer and their families through advocacy, research, and patient support, to ensure everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer. 

Who We Are

The American Cancer Society is a leading cancer-fighting organization with a vision to end cancer as we know it, for everyone. We are improving the lives of people with cancer and their families as the only organization combatting cancer through advocacy, research, and patient support, to ensure everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer. 

55 million total lives impacted each year. And counting. 

3.5 million fewer cancer deaths

Invested $3.1 billion in cancer research since 1991, contributing to 3.5 million fewer cancer deaths. 

Access to care for all

Advocating for high-quality, affordable health care for everyone, including closing the Medicaid coverage gap, through our American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.

Prevention and screening

Educating and advocating for healthy lifestyles and environments, including promotion of regular screening, and serving as a trusted source of screening recommendations for health care professionals 

Direct patient support

Providing multiple support programs for people with cancer and their caregivers, including a home away from home at our Hope Lodge communities when they need to travel for treatment, and free access to cancer information via our 24/7 helpline.

Every cancer

Only nonprofit supporting people with all types of cancer through advocacy, research, and patient support. 

Every life

Ensuring everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer.