Our 24/7 cancer helpline provides information and answers for people dealing with cancer. We can connect you with trained cancer information specialists who will answer questions about a cancer diagnosis and provide guidance and a compassionate ear.
Our highly trained specialists are available 24/7 via phone and on weekdays can assist through video calls and online chat. We connect patients, caregivers, and family members with essential services and resources at every step of their cancer journey. Ask us how you can get involved and support the fight against cancer. Some of the topics we can assist with include:
For medical questions, we encourage you to review our information with your doctor.
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.
Our team of top researchers is investigating cancer from all angles. American Cancer Society researchers:
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.