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How We're Fostering Innovation

What does it take to outsmart cancer? Research. We've invested more than $4.6 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. We’re investing in cancer research from every angle. Whether we're conducting research or funding it, our goal remains the same: to free the world from the pain and suffering from cancer.

Funding Groundbreaking Research

Our team of top researchers is investigating cancer from all angles.  American Cancer Society researchers:

Research Accomplishments and Milestones

Our grants program funds innovative research conducted by hundreds of scientists and healthcare professionals – primarily early in their careers – at institutions nationwide. We have more than $400 million committed to more than 750 active grants. We’re supporting the work of scientists and health professionals across all aspects of cancer – from basic lab research to bedside patient care.

Learn more about our research program and our accomplishments.