The work of the Cancer Control department focuses on applying known interventions such as reducing tobacco use and increasing screening rates to save lives, as well as improving the quality of life for cancer patients and their families. The organizing principle of the Cancer Control program is directed at achieving health equity by creating healthier communities, helping to shape a more effective health care delivery system, and empowering people to live a cancer-free life, or their best life with cancer.
What We Do
The American Cancer Society was created more than 100 years ago for one purpose – to liberate the world from the threat of cancer. We are advocates, researchers, volunteers, caregivers, survivors, patients, and donors. Together, we are a united force against all cancers. We are an organization of 2.5 million strong. From prevention to diagnosis, from treatment to recovery, we’re here every step of the way. Our vision is a world free from the pain and suffering of cancer. Our purpose is to achieve it.