Cancer Research in the Community

There are very few people who have not been touched by cancer. Most of us have either had cancer or our family and friends have been diagnosed with the disease. The numbers reported by the American Cancer Society may explain the reason ‐ in the United States, men have a 1 in 2 lifetime risk of developing cancer and women have a 1 in 3 lifetime risk of developing the disease. The longer we live, the more likely we will be touched by cancer. Those who have been touched by cancer want to give back and help make a difference in the lives of current and future patients. Many see research as the answer to finding a cure for cancer or changing cancer into a chronic disease. Those touched by cancer in your community may or may not know about the research going on in your community or how to actively support that research. To help personnel at community cancer centers develop programs to engage the public, we have developed a toolkit for community cancer centers. This document offers suggestions and template for producing an event that will create awareness of the research being conducted at your cancer center.

Download Awareness Event Toolkit for Community Cancer Centers