Issue

Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the US, exceeded only by heart disease, and accounts for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths.  Broward has the second highest rate of new cancer diagnoses in Florida.

We believe every Broward resident diagnosed with cancer should have the very best treatment and support right here in Broward and not have to travel, which is inconvenient and costly. We need more local, groundbreaking clinical trials to help save lives because clinical trials bring us closer to the day when all cancer patients can become survivors.

Our Goal

Cancer Research: To advance local, breakthrough cancer research that makes lifesaving clinical trials accessible to all Broward residents.

Support Services: To help patients and their families face cancer with support services that reduce levels of stress and anxiety.

What We Have Learned

Cancer Research: Over the past three years, the Foundation has learned that clinical trials are an essential path to progress and the brightest torch researchers have to light their way to better treatments. That’s because clinical trials allow researchers to test cutting-edge and potentially lifesaving treatments while giving patients access to the best options available.  

Support Services: Support to cancer patients and their families is key. Emotional support groups, transportation and temporary financial assistance can ease stress and anxiety and promote a health recovery.

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