The American Cancer Society

The average American man has a 43% chance of developing cancer and a 23% chance of dying from it. For women, the odds aren’t as strong. The average American woman only has a 37% chance of developing the disease. The American Cancer Society works to decrease these numbers through the promotion of research, advocacy and education. With so many Americans being affected by the disease annually, it is an organization doing vital work.

The American Cancer Society is the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit source of funds for scientists who are studying cancer. The Society issues grants for research in areas such as cancer prevention as well as the behavioral and psychosocial aspects of the disease. The American Cancer Society has supported 40 Nobel Prize winning scientists prior to their gaining such prestigious recognition.

In addition to supporting research programs, the American Cancer Society also hosts advocacy and public policy programs and well as community programs and services.

In addition, those who are seeking to understand more about the disease can always visit the wealth of information on the American Cancer Society website. This includes access to Cancer Society publications, recent news articles, links to other sites related to cancer and updates on all of the Society’s current programs.

The ANC Foundation wholeheartedly supports the work of the American Cancer Society. By reaching out to cancer patients and their families as well as to researchers and the general community, the American Cancer Society is an organization which combines education and research to result in an incredibly effective campaign.


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