$48M Awarded in Research Grants
20 researchers in Los Angeles County received funding from the American Cancer Society.
2.6M Lives Saved
Dropping mortality rates have led to 2.6M fewer cancer deaths.
602k People Screened
We have provided over 602K
low or no cost screenings
in underserved communities.
Center for Diversity in Cancer Research Training
Designed to address the lack of diversity in research environments, the center will support support underrepresented high school, college, and post-baccalaureate students and include exposure to oncology and cancer research as a career.
Cal Spirit is back but the American Cancer Society still needs your help.
Only two months ago, two of my dearest friends told me they had cancer. If this had happened ten years ago, I would have been in tears and felt hopeless, but because of the discovery of new drugs, both of my friends will not die of cancer, and that to me is the reason why we’re here.
Sherry Lansing, Cal Spirit Honorary Chair
MISSION & HISTORY
At the American Cancer Society, we have a vision to end cancer as we know it, for everyone. We're improving the lives of cancer patients and their families through advocacy, research, and patient support to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer.
The American Cancer Society is the largest private funder of cancer research in the
United States, with more than $5 billion invested in live-saving research for cancer prevention, detection and treatment.
One in two men and one in three women will get cancer in their lifetime. Due to the pandemic, diagnoses for six major cancer types dropped by nearly 50% and 43% of current patients missed routine appointments. In 2022, more than 600,000 Americans died of cancer. That’s why we are taking action.
We are activists. We've contributed to a 31% drop in cancer death rates since 1991 in the US. ACS CAN saw success this past year with the passing of the Henrietta Lacks Enhancing Research Act.
We serve communities. Increasing equitable access to care and reducing health disparities is an ongoing priority. More than 1 Million screenings have been provided in underserved communities, and we will continue to expand screening capacities.
We provide direction. We are the #1 trusted source for cancer information with over 100 million visits to cancer.org annually. We offer a live hotline to provide answers and support 24/7 which receives more than 1.3 million calls annually. 277 partnerships with California health systems work to increase cancer screenings and HPV vaccination rates.
We are a leader in transformational cancer breakthroughs. As the largest private, not-for-profit funder of innovative cancer research, we have invested more than $5 Billion since 1946 to improve outcomes.
We are 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 combating cancer through advocacy, research, and patient support, to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer.
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