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Cancer Moonshot: Ending cancer as we know it

The American Cancer Society (ACS) and our nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), are excited to support and advance President Biden's reignition of the Cancer Moonshot initiative to reduce the death rate from cancer by at least 50% over the next 25 years. 

We know that individuals with cancer and their families can’t wait. We stand ready to join the efforts of Cancer Moonshot and continue our work to improve the experiences of people with cancer and their loved ones. Together, we can end cancer as we know it.  

It’s time to turn our collective goal into action

Dr. Karen Knudsen, CEO of the American Cancer Society and ACS-CAN in front of ACS logo

We will be standing shoulder to shoulder with the President, the administration, and all levels of government, as well as the cancer community at large, to improve the lives of people with cancer and their families.

Dr. Karen Knudsen



We can change the trajectory of a disease that is projected to kill more than 600,000 people in the US this year. Cancer Moonshot’s mission directly aligns with the work ACS and ACS CAN are already leading to accelerate discovery, improve access to patient services, and advance public policy.​ 

Our commitment is clearly demonstrated by more than a century of impact, including:

ACS has provided more than $3.1 billion in cancer research funding since 1991.

ACS works in over 5,000 communities across the nation each year.​

ACS CAN elevates the patient voice to advance critical public policy at all levels of government nationwide.​

ACS touched 54.5 million lives in 2021 through our work across advocacy, discovery, and direct patient support. ​