What does it take to outsmart cancer? Research. The American Cancer Society has invested more than $5 billion in cancer research since 1946, all to find more - and better - treatments, uncover factors that may cause cancer, and improve cancer patients' quality of life.
One thing that sets the American Cancer Society apart is our integrated approach to fighting cancer. We conduct and fund research that can move our mission forward, then we connect the research to evidence-based prevention and detection strategies that save lives - which translates into rapid and efficient action. Then, we take it a step further to help ensure wide-spread change by sharing information directly with the public, affecting public policy and driving national strategies around screening and other preventative activities.