Last week, the American Cancer Society launched a global partnership with the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF). This partnership includes American Cancer Society support of the LIVESTRONG Global Cancer Summit to be held in Dublin, Ireland, from Aug. 24-26. The Summit brings together world leaders, nongovernmental organizations, health care advocates, and corporations to call for urgent action against the global cancer burden. The American Cancer Society will be a key participant in the Summit and has facilitated the participation of a significant number of its key grantees and partners around the world. On July 2, John R. Seffrin, PhD, national chief executive officer, American Cancer Society, participated in a global cancer event with LAF at the launch of the Tour de France. In addition to the global Summit, the American Cancer Society and LAF will collaborate on patient forums in key regions in the world. The goal of this patient empowerment initiative is to develop a comprehensive, survivor-informed national call to action in select regions to foster an international patient advocacy movement.
Click on the following link to download a copy of the press release on the partnership.