Stand Up To Cancer raises funds for research done by outstanding scientists working in teams and overseen by key leaders in the field. The goal is to get new treatments to patients quickly; we are saving lives now. SU2C draws on the resources of the entertainment community to encourage everyone, from the general public to major corporations, to support this effective work, which has already contributed to five new drug approvals from the FDA and supported more than 180 clinical trials to study potential new treatments and drug combinations.
We believe that humanity stands at a tipping point in the struggle against cancer. Scientists have learned so much about the basic nature of the disease, right down to the molecular level, and many are now making breakthroughs and achieving real advances in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Life-saving discoveries are within our grasp, unfolding at research centers across the country and around the world. What scientists need is the support and funding necessary to translate those discoveries into more effective treatments.