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OUR MISSION

Cancer Screen Week is scheduled during the first full week of December – and continues each year with the goal of helping to save more lives through cancer screenings, particularly in underserved populations. Over 275,000 people have supported the campaign since it was first launched.

OUR FOUNDING ORGANIZATIONS

Founded by The American Cancer Society, Genentech, Rally Health and Stand Up To Cancer, Cancer Screen Week (December 6–10) is a public health initiative to increase awareness around the potentially lifesaving benefits of getting screened for recommended cancers.

American Cancer Society (ACS) logo

American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.


Genentech logo

Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, is a biotechnology company dedicated to pursuing groundbreaking science to discover and develop medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases.


Rally Health logo

Rally Health is a company that provides people with personalized, data-driven health care information and recommendations that help improve outcomes and lower costs for everyone.


Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) logo

Stand Up To Cancer is a charitable organization whose mission is to raise funds to accelerate the pace of groundbreaking translational research that can get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now.



CANCER SCREENING GUIDELINES

Learn which types of cancer screenings are right for you and your loved ones.

RESOURCES

Download important materials about early detection and cancer screenings for you and others.

OUR MISSION

Learn more about how this public health initiative has come to life through a years-long partnership.

    • American Cancer Society. Cancer Prevention & Early Detection Facts & Figures 2021-2022. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/content/dam/cancer-org/research/cancer-facts-and-statistics/cancer-prevention-and-early-detection-facts-and-figures/2021-cancer-prevention-and-early-detection.pdf. Accessed August 25, 2021.

      American Cancer Society. Cancer Prevention & Early Detection Facts & Figures 2021-2022. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/content/dam/cancer-org/research/cancer-facts-and-statistics/cancer-prevention-and-early-detection-facts-and-figures/2021-cancer-prevention-and-early-detection.pdf. Accessed August 25, 2021.

    • American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures for African Americans 2019-2021; 2019. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/content/dam/cancer-org/research/cancer-facts-and-statistics/cancer-facts-and-figures-forafrican-americans/cancer-facts-and-figures-for-african-americans-2019-2021.pdf. Accessed August 25, 2021.

      American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures for African Americans 2019-2021; 2019. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/content/dam/cancer-org/research/cancer-facts-and-statistics/cancer-facts-and-figures-forafrican-americans/cancer-facts-and-figures-for-african-americans-2019-2021.pdf. Accessed August 25, 2021.

    • American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures for Hispanics/Latinos 2018-2020; 2018. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/content/dam/cancer-org/research/cancer-facts-and-statistics/cancer-facts-and-figures-for-hispanics-and-latinos/cancer-facts-and-figures-for-hispanics-and-latinos-2018-2020.pdf. Accessed August 25, 2021.

      American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures for Hispanics/Latinos 2018-2020; 2018. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/content/dam/cancer-org/research/cancer-facts-and-statistics/cancer-facts-and-figures-for-hispanics-and-latinos/cancer-facts-and-figures-for-hispanics-and-latinos-2018-2020.pdf. Accessed August 25, 2021.

    • American Society of Clinical Oncology Policy Statement: Disparities in Cancer Care. Journal of Clinical Oncology; 2019. Available at: https://ascopubs.org/doi/full/10.1200/JCO.2008.21.1680. Accessed August 25, 2021.

      American Society of Clinical Oncology Policy Statement: Disparities in Cancer Care. Journal of Clinical Oncology; 2019. Available at: https://ascopubs.org/doi/full/10.1200/JCO.2008.21.1680. Accessed August 25, 2021.

    • American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2021. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/content/dam/cancer-org/research/cancer-facts-and-statistics/annual-cancer-facts-and-figures/2021/cancer-facts-and-figures-2021.pdf. Accessed August 25, 2021.

      American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2021. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/content/dam/cancer-org/research/cancer-facts-and-statistics/annual-cancer-facts-and-figures/2021/cancer-facts-and-figures-2021.pdf. Accessed August 25, 2021.

    • American Cancer Society. How Common is Breast Cancer? Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer/about/how-common-is-breast-cancer.html. Accessed August 25, 2021.

      American Cancer Society. How Common is Breast Cancer? Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer/about/how-common-is-breast-cancer.html. Accessed August 25, 2021.

    • Smith RA, Andrews KS, Brooks D, et al. Cancer screening in the United States, 2019: A review of current American Cancer Society guidelines and current issues in cancer screening. CA Cancer J Clin. 2019. Available at: https://acsjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.3322/caac.21557. Accessed August 25, 2021.

      Smith RA, Andrews KS, Brooks D, et al. Cancer screening in the United States, 2019: A review of current American Cancer Society guidelines and current issues in cancer screening. CA Cancer J Clin. 2019. Available at: https://acsjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.3322/caac.21557. Accessed August 25, 2021.

    • American Cancer Society. Key Statistics for Cervical Cancer. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cervical-cancer/about/key-statistics.html#:~:text=Cervical%20pre%2Dcancers%20are%20diagnosed,use%20of%20the%20Pap%20test. Accessed August 25, 2021.

      American Cancer Society. Key Statistics for Cervical Cancer. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cervical-cancer/about/key-statistics.html#:~:text=Cervical%20pre%2Dcancers%20are%20diagnosed,use%20of%20the%20Pap%20test. Accessed August 25, 2021.

    • Fontham ETH, Wolf AMD, Church TR, et al. Cervical Cancer Screening for Individuals at Average Risk: 2020 Guideline Update from the American Cancer Society. CA Cancer J Clin. 2020. Available at: https://acsjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.3322/caac.21628. August 25, 2021.

      Fontham ETH, Wolf AMD, Church TR, et al. Cervical Cancer Screening for Individuals at Average Risk: 2020 Guideline Update from the American Cancer Society. CA Cancer J Clin. 2020. Available at: https://acsjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.3322/caac.21628. August 25, 2021.

    • American Cancer Society. The HPV Test. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cervical-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/screening-tests/hpv-test.html. Accessed August 25, 2021.

      American Cancer Society. The HPV Test. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cervical-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/screening-tests/hpv-test.html. Accessed August 25, 2021.

    • American Cancer Society. Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures 2020-2022; 2020. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/content/dam/cancer-org/research/cancer-facts-and-statistics/colorectal-cancer-facts-and-figures/colorectal-cancer-facts-and-figures-2020-2022.pdf. Accessed August 25, 2021.

       

      American Cancer Society. Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures 2020-2022; 2020. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/content/dam/cancer-org/research/cancer-facts-and-statistics/colorectal-cancer-facts-and-figures/colorectal-cancer-facts-and-figures-2020-2022.pdf. Accessed August 25, 2021.

       

    • Cancer.net. Colorectal Cancer: Statistics. Available at: https://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/colorectal-cancer/statistics. Accessed August 25, 2021.

      Cancer.net. Colorectal Cancer: Statistics. Available at: https://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/colorectal-cancer/statistics. Accessed August 25, 2021.

    • American Cancer Society. Key Statistics for Lung Cancer. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/lung-cancer/about/key-statistics.html#:~:text=Lung%20cancer%20is%20by%20far,breast%2C%20and%20prostate%20cancers%20combined. Accessed August 25, 2021.

      American Cancer Society. Key Statistics for Lung Cancer. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/lung-cancer/about/key-statistics.html#:~:text=Lung%20cancer%20is%20by%20far,breast%2C%20and%20prostate%20cancers%20combined. Accessed August 25, 2021.

    • American Cancer Society. Lung Cancer Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Staging. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/content/dam/CRC/PDF/Public/8705.00.pdf. Accessed August 25, 2021.

      American Cancer Society. Lung Cancer Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Staging. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/content/dam/CRC/PDF/Public/8705.00.pdf. Accessed August 25, 2021.

    • American Cancer Society. Lung Cancer Survival Rates. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/lung-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/survival-rates.html. Accessed August 25, 2021.

      American Cancer Society. Lung Cancer Survival Rates. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/lung-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/survival-rates.html. Accessed August 25, 2021.

    •  U.S. Preventative Services Task Force. Lung Cancer: Screening. Available at: https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/recommendation/lung-cancer-screening. Accessed August 25, 2021.

       U.S. Preventative Services Task Force. Lung Cancer: Screening. Available at: https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/recommendation/lung-cancer-screening. Accessed August 25, 2021.

    • American Cancer Society. Key Statistics for Prostate Cancer. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostate-cancer/about/key-statistics.html. Accessed August 25, 2021.

      American Cancer Society. Key Statistics for Prostate Cancer. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostate-cancer/about/key-statistics.html. Accessed August 25, 2021.

    • American Cancer Society. Skin Cancer Prevention and Early Detection. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/content/dam/CRC/PDF/Public/6930.00.pdf. Accessed August 25, 2021.

      American Cancer Society. Skin Cancer Prevention and Early Detection. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/content/dam/CRC/PDF/Public/6930.00.pdf. Accessed August 25, 2021.