LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The American Cancer Society (ACS) is known for supporting research, patient services, early detection, treatment and education in all forms of cancer.
But while we always hear that money from such events as Relay For Life is going towards research, what does that really mean?
Dr. Marie Chow is a medical researcher at UAMS and she sees first hand how the funds are helping doctors work towards cures.
"The ACS funds research in many different places," she says. "To better diagnose cancer, to actually find new therapies, and actually find ways of preventing cancer."
Dr. Chow says the real heroes of the American Cancer Society are the volunteers who help raise the money to fund the programs.
To learn more about ACS's recent research successes and how you can help by enrolling in a research study, click here.