When I was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1983, less than half of patients lived more than five years. Today two out of three can expect to be alive and cancer-free for many years.
We are where we are today because of thousands of cancer researchers spent millions of hours in their labs, often frustrated, sometimes led up blind alleys, but always persistent. Their work has led to understanding how cancer works and how we can stop it.
You can help!
- Contribute to the Lisa Fund to make sure young researchers like Jon Chung have the resources they need for innovative cancer research.
- Tell Congress that funding cancer research is a top priority for you and your family.
The following video, produced by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), explains how important basic science is in laying the groundwork for cancer research and new life-saving treatments.