What does it take to outsmart cancer? Research.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) has helped make possible almost every major cancer breakthrough since 1946. Since then, we've invested more than $5 billion in cancer research, making us the largest nonprofit funder of cancer research in the United States, outside of the federal government.
We remain committed to finding more – and better – ways to improve the quality of life for cancer patients.
The new lung cancer screening guideline, published in the ACS flagship journal, CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, recommends that primary care or specialty care providers refer 50 to 80-year-olds for yearly screening with LDCT if they currently smoke or used to smoke, have a 20-pack-year or more smoking history, and are in reasonably good health, without any symptoms of lung cancer.
How does the new guideline differ from the previously published guideline?
Whether we're conducting research or funding it, our goal remains the same: to free the world from the pain and suffering of cancer.
Our work covers the full realm of cancer research.