As a leader in cancer control since 1913, we are committed to saving lives from cancer and reducing the threat of the disease, not just in the United States, but globally, as well. The American Cancer Society combines this relentless passion with the wisdom of experience to make this vision a reality by focusing on countries with the most need and where measurable results can be achieved.
Advancing the Global Fight Against Cancer
Cancer causes 1 in 8 deaths worldwide and is rapidly becoming a global pandemic. If rates don’t change, the global cancer burden is expected to increase to 21.7 million cases and 13 million deaths by 2030.
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Globally, cancer deaths are expected to nearly double by 2030, with many people in developing countries dying in terrible pain. We play a unique role in this work by bringing our technical expertise to improve access to pain control.
Cancer is taking an enormous toll around the world. Yet, the disease is often overlooked. To redress the growing burden, we collaborate with organizations such as the NCD Alliance and key international bodies such as the United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
We know that cancer is one of the most preventable — and the most curable — of major chronic, life-threatening diseases. A comprehensive response that promotes early detection and treatment is critical to saving lives, and will expedite the control of cancer earlier in this century.