Focus Areas

Focus Areas

Why These Areas

The American Cancer Society is focused on project areas with the greatest potential impact on our mission priorities, including leading efforts in prevention and early detection, improving equitable access to quality care, increasing screening rates, and accelerating innovation to improve outcomes for people facing cancer.



Bone Health

Breast Cancer

Colorectal cancer


Genomic Tumor Board

HPV vaccination

Lung cancer

Organizational development

Prostate Cancer

Reducing Disparities

Tobacco Cessation

The American Cancer Society brings together leading oncology specialists and other health care professionals to discuss the complexities of bone health management in the treatment of people who have cancer.

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Bone Health In Patients With Breast And Prostate Cancer ECHO

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, when data for men and women are combined, yet it can often be prevented through regular screening. The American Cancer Society is joined by experts from health care and academia to discuss issues related to colorectal cancer, from prevention through survivorship.

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Health Equity Community Project ECHO Series

The global pandemic of COVID-19 continues to have a serious impact on many people, including people with cancer, their families, and caregivers. Experts from the American Cancer Society provide up-to-date information with cancer care teams, people with cancer, and caregivers in the COVID-19 related ECHO series.

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Getting Back on Track With Cancer Screenings ECHO

The human papillomavirus, or HPV, can cause six types of cancers. HPV vaccination can prevent more than 90% of HPV cancers when given at the recommended ages. The American Cancer Society is collaborating with providers, health care organizations, and community leaders to provide expert advice on how to increase vaccination rates.

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HPV Vaccinations A Community Health Worker’s Role ECHO

In the United States, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women. While smoking increases the risk of several cancers and is the strongest risk factor for lung cancer, lung cancer can be diagnosed in anyone, including those who have never smoked and others with no known risk factors. The American Cancer Society is working with leading experts in lung cancer to offer cutting-edge information on lung cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

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Lung Cancer Biomarker Testing ECHO 2022-2023 Expansion

Tobacco use remains the most preventable cause of death in the United States. Smoking is a risk factor for 13 cancers, and despite decades of declines in cigarette smoking prevalence, about 30% of all cancer deaths are still caused by smoking. The American Cancer Society is committed to working with an array of partners ranging from health care, government agencies, academia, industry, and local community organizations to improve and expand tobacco cessation interventions to help people quit smoking.

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Lung Cancer Screening and Tobacco Cessation ECHO

The American Cancer Society Global Capacity Development team works with cancer-focused civil society organizations and national cancer networks in low- and middle-income countries to help build vibrant and collaborative cancer movements made up of strong cancer-focused civil society organizations.

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SOURCE Program ECHO – East Africa

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the United States, second only to skin cancer. While the breast cancer death rate has declined since its peak in 1989, many families continue to be affected by this disease each year. Furthermore, certain populations remain disproportionately burdened by breast cancer and experience greater obstacles to prevention, screening, early detection, treatment and survival, including systemic factors that are complex and go beyond the obvious connection to cancer.
The American Cancer Society collaborates with health care experts and organizations to provide the latest science and information in breast cancer prevention, screening, early detection, treatment, and survivorship.

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Hospital Systems Capacity Building Communities of Practice ECHO

The Disparities Reducing ECHO brings recipients of three ACS and Pfizer-funded grant opportunities focused on Breath Health Equity, Addressing Racial Disparities in Cancer Care, and Prostate Cancer Disparities together to discuss relevant disparities-reducing topics and provide an opportunity for learning and networking.

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Protected: LGBTQ+ and Cancer Care Through the Primary Care Lens ECHO 

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Prostate Cancer Screening IMPACT ECHO

A Genomic tumor board (GTB) consists of a team of multidisciplinary healthcare professionals who collaborate to review genomic tumor tests (GTT). These boards function to analyze results of GTTs to help guide potential treatment decisions using the latest research. The goal of these sessions is to work together to provide interpretation support for clinicians and engage community oncologists in a robust discussion of treatment options for the patient and evaluate actionable results.

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Protected: Genomic Tumor Board ECHO

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