ACS is the largest non-governmental funder of cancer research in the country.
We've played a role in almost every major cancer research breakthrough in the last century and funded the research of 49 investigators who went on to win the Nobel Prize. Our innovative cancer research programs span across a wide range of disciplines to meet critically important needs. The research we conduct and fund transforms the way we treat and prevent cancer - through this work we save lives every day.
There are currently 170 more promising extramural research projects that are on hold due to a lack of funds. These projects were ranked outstanding, the highest possible score, by our two-level peer review process. By supporting Champions of Hope, you are helping the American Cancer Society ensure vital research continues. 100% of your gift will fund cutting-edge lifesaving cancer research conducted right here in Missouri.