The mission of the American Cancer Society is to 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.
The Society’s discovery research leads to breakthroughs in preventing, finding, and treating cancer. Their legislative advocacy work removes barriers to care so people in every community can have an opportunity to access those breakthroughs. Through direct patient support, they connect people in every community with essential programs and support services throughout their cancer journey. Through the Society’s commitment to these areas of focus, they are working to end cancer as we know it, for everyone.