American Cancer Society Researchers
Here at the American Cancer Society, the world’s best and brightest researchers relentlessly pursue the answers that help us understand how to prevent, detect, and treat all cancer types. And that critical research, combined with our effective community-based anti-cancer initiatives, allows us to put those answers into action.
Society Research Leadership
The American Cancer Society Research Leadership Team is the senior-most team responsible for promoting the Society’s mission of cancer prevention, early detection, and quality treatment through cancer research and education.
Epidemiology Research Program, Intramural Research
Behavioral Research Center, Intramural Research
Surveillance and Health Services Research Program, Intramural Research
Statistics and Evaluation Center, Intramural Research
Economic & Health Policy Research Program, Intramural Research
The Economic & Health Policy Research (EHPR) Program conducts original research on international tobacco control with particular emphasis on the economics of tobacco control and policy relevant research.
The Extramural Grants department reviews and administers both Research Grants and Health Professional Training Grants (HPTGs). HPTGs include both grants and scholarships awarded to nurses, physicians, and oncology social work professionals. As the nation's largest private, not-for-profit source of funds for scientists studying cancer, the Society focuses its funding on investigator-initiated, peer-reviewed proposals.
The Extramural Grants department is headed by William H. Chambers, PhD, Senior Vice President, Extramural Grants.
The American Cancer Society Research Professor and Clinical Research Professor Awards are the most prestigious research grants made by the national program. These grants provide flexible funding for full-time investigators in mid-career who have made seminal contributions to cancer research and who will continue to provide leadership in their research area.
The American Cancer Society is honored to have supported 47 investigators before they went on to win the Nobel Prize, considered the highest accolade any scientist can receive. This is a tribute to the Society’s Research program and the strength of its peer-review process.