About the American Cancer Society

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is attacking cancer from every angle.


While most people know us for our research, we do so much more. We attack cancer from every angle. We promote healthy lifestyles to help you prevent cancer. We research cancer and its causes to find more answers and better treatments. We fight for lifesaving policy changes. We provide everything from emotional support to the latest cancer information for those who have been touched by cancer. And we do it all 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


We're attacking cancer by backing visionaries, investing in long shots, and building on hard-won knowledge to find powerful new weapons.

We're attacking cancer by making it less scary and confusing, less stressful, less lonely.

We're attacking cancer by showing up every day, driving people, boosting people, picking them up when they're down.


We're attacking cancer by providing a free place to stay, by building a community. A home for healing.

We're attacking cancer with stubborn hope, relentless energy, and a promise that everywhere cancer rears its despicable head, we will be there to blunt its effects and lesson its power.​  From the cellular level to street level, with brilliant new thinking and in the darkest hours.

The American Cancer Society is attacking cancer from every angle.

About American Cancer  Cancer Action Network

ACS CAN is the nation's leading cancer advocacy organization that is working every day to make cancer issues a top national priority. 


Many of the most important decisions about cancer are made outside of your doctor's office.  Lawmakers play a critical role in determining how much progress our country makes toward defeating cancer.  ACS CAN empowers regular people to part of the growing national movement that is fighting back against cancer.


ACS CAN, the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society supports proven measures that are helping to defeat cancer.  We mobilize cancer advocates to hold lawmakers accountable to their constituents for the decisions they make related to cancer research, prevention, early detection and treatment.


Together, we CAN beat cancer! 

 Join ACS CAN - find out how you can become a member of ACS CAN today!

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