American Cancer Society

Mission

"The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service." (http://www.cancer.org/AboutUs/WhoWeAre/acsmissionstatements)

Issue areas: Health | Cancer
Major Player:
2006 News Frequency: Top 10th Percentile

Breast Cancer Action

Mission

"Breast Cancer Action carries the voices of people affected by breast cancer to inspire and compel the changes necessary to end the breast cancer epidemic." (http://bcaction.org/about/mission-values/)

Issue areas: Women's Health | Cancer | 2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

Livestrong

Mission

"We provide support to guide people through the cancer experience, bring them together to fight cancer and work for a world in which our fight is no longer necessary." (http://www.livestrong.org/Who-We-Are)

Issue areas: Cancer
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Top 30th percentile

National Breast Cancer Coalition

Mission

"NBCC's mission is to eradicate breast cancer by focusing the administration, U.S. Congress, research institutions and consumer advocates on breast cancer. NBCC encourages all those concerned about this disease to become advocates for action and change. The Coalition informs, trains and directs patients and others in effective advocacy efforts. Nationwide, women and men are increasing the awareness of breast cancer public policy by participating in legislative, scientific and regulatory decisions, promoting positive media coverage and actively working to raise public awareness." (http://www.breastcancerdeadline2020.org/about/index-1.html)

Issue areas: Women's Health | Cancer
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile