Stand Up 2 Cancer Aims To Bring Treatment, Unlock Cancer
It is believed that by creating more awareness about cancer and involving more experts in the public discussion about the various types of cancers as well as raising more funds will help the researchers to fund much needed cancer treatment and help millions who suffer from cancer. Stand Up 2 Cancer standup2cancer.org aims to achieve just that.
Here is Stand Up 2 Cancer involving cancer advocates like Catie Couric and The American For Cancer Research in its own mission statement provided at www.standup2cancer.org
Here we stand, on the verge of unlocking the answers that will finally conquer the devastation that is cancer.
We now understand the very biology that drives cancer. With knowledge gained from the mapping of the human genome, we can now target the genes and pathways that are involved in turning normal cells into cancerous ones. We are on the brink of possessing a toolbox full of new, advanced technologies just waiting to be adapted to benefit patients. Right before us, so close we can almost touch them, are scientific breakthroughs in the prevention, detection, treatment and even reversal of this disease.
For the first time we can envision the possibility of stopping cancer in its tracks. But just when science is on the verge of giving us the breakthroughs that can end cancer, the will and the funding to do so are disappearing from the national agenda and from our collective consciousness.
Cancer takes one person every minute. One life in a moment. They are our brothers, our sisters, our fathers and mothers, our husbands and wives, our best friends, our children, ourselves. Every day in America 1500 people die and yet the means to save them are literally within our reach. To wait any longer for someone else to save our lives and the lives of those we love is unforgivable.
Inspired to act by our own personal experiences with cancer, we recognize that we can no longer rely on the current system alone to give us the breakthroughs we need.