Our mission is to save lives through cancer prevention and early detection. We envision a future where cancer incidence and mortality will be significantly reduced through preventive measures.

We carry out our mission in three main ways:

1. by funding research that helps us better understand how to prevent cancer;

2. by educating people about how they can prevent cancer; and

3. by reaching out to communities across the country through our resources, events and partnerships with other organizations

Since 1985, we have provided $134 million in support of cancer prevention research, education and outreach programs nationwide and has played a pivotal role in developing a body of knowledge that is the basis for important prevention and early detection strategies. We have funded nearly 400 scientists at over 150 leading medical institutions across the country. Our public education programs have applied this scientific knowledge to teach the public on ways they can reduce their cancer risks.

The Foundation focuses its energies and resources on cancers—lung, breast, prostate, colorectal, cervical, skin, oral and testicular—that can be prevented through lifestyle changes or detection and treatment in their early stages.