Our global work is focused on lower-income countries, where we work across the full cancer continuum, predominantly in national referral hospitals, often the only facilities where cancer is currently addressed. We seek measurable results in countries where Ministries of Health, hospitals and civil society partners can make the most significant impact.
Cancer knows no geographical borders and is the second
leading cause of death worldwide. Internationally, deaths each year from cancer greatly outnumber deaths from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined. By 2040, the global cancer burden is expected to increase to 29.5 million new cases and 16.4 million deaths annually.
We are leveraging ACS’s experience at the forefront of every cancer breakthrough over 100 + years to reduce the cancer burden in low- and middle- income countries.
Our global cancer control initiatives include:
We also work with partners throughout the world to help shape the global policy agenda as it pertains to global cancer control.