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Mission Statement

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.


For more than 60 years, ACS has led the way in cancer research. Learn about our program that includes extramural grants, behavioral research, intramural epidemiology, and surveillance research.

Cancer Information Services
One of the primary goals of ACS is to provide the most accurate, up- to- date information on cancer. Learn about our current information resources and programs.

International Program
The mission of the American Cancer Society is to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. Because cancer is a global health problem, this mission extends around the world.

Advocacy & Public Policy
See how ACS promotes beneficial policies, laws, and regulations for patients and families affected by cancer.

Community Programs & Services
Find out about the local programs established by ACS that serve to educate the public about cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, survival, and quality of life.

American Cancer Society Foundation
The American Cancer Society Foundation is established as an entity of the American Cancer Society, Inc. Its mission is to accelerate the control and cure of cancer by securing major gifts and endowments from individuals, corporations, and foundations to support research, programs, and services of the American Cancer Society, Inc., and its Chartered Divisions.


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