ACS research program recognized worldwide

Scionago Institutions Rankings (SIR) World Report 2011 ranked the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Research Program second in the world and first in the United States. SIR World Reports 2011 is the most comprehensive ranking of worldwide research institutions.

The report is an evaluation framework based upon research performance of worldwide research organizations. The ACS dedicates more money to cancer research than any other private, not-for-profit, non-government funder of cancer research in the United States.

The Society’s research program consists of seven components: extramural grants, intramural epidemiology research, surveillance research, international tobacco control research, health services research, the Behavioral Research Center and the Statistics and Evaluation Center.

Since 1971, the number of cancer survivors alive today, now 11.1 million, has more than tripled and the five-year survivorship rate is now 66 percent. Much of this success can be attributed to research.

For additional information on the American Cancer Society’s Intramural Research Programs, visit the American Cancer Society’s website, Research/ResearchPrograms- Funding/index.

The details of this report may be found at

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, communitybased, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.

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