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American Cancer Society, Inc.


Address

250 Williams NW St
Ste 6000
Atlanta, GA 30303 USA

Phone

4043203333

800 Number

8002272345

TDD

8662284327

Description

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer and diminishing problems associated with a diagnosis of cancer through programs of research, education, advocacy, and service. Founded in 1913 and consisting of two million volunteers, the society funds ongoing medical research by scientists who are studying cancer. In addition, the media and public rely on the society for statistical research and epidemiological data. Through the "Resources, Information, and Guidance Program," the ACS provides callers with information about cancer, ACS services, and other resources in the community that meet the practical, social, psychological, and other needs of individuals and families affected by cancer. The society also publishes guidelines that assist physicians in establishing appropriate recommendations for the prevention and early treatment of the disease. In addition, the ACS actively seeks to educate policy makers at all levels of government about the history of cancer and the impact of health related legislation on the lives of people with cancer.

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