Mission: 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.
Programs: Patient support programs assist cancer patients and their families in an effort to ease the burden of the disease. Grants to affiliates: $25,000 relay for life and making strides against breast cancer - see schedule o
prevention programs, derived in part on our cancer research, provide the public and health professionals with information and education to prevent cancer occurrence and to reduce the risk of developing cancer. Grants to affiliates: $325,000 relay for life and making strides against breast cancer - see schedule o
detection and treatment programs seek to find cancer before it is clincally apparent and provide information and education about options for treatments, a cure, recurrence, symptom management and pain control. Relay for life and making strides against breast cancer - see schedule o