Ancient Cancer Foundation
Let's Make Cancer History
The Ancient Cancer Foundation (ACF) is dedicated to connecting the global history of cancer to the future of cancer treatment and prevention. ACF is committed to educating the public about the long history of cancer and its significance, while raising funds to help support further research in the field of paleo-oncology, through ACF's research leg, known as the Paleo-oncology Research Organization (PRO). ACF advocates for multi-disciplinary, collaborative, and open-access research.
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The Ancient Cancer Foundation (ACF) and the Paleo-oncology Research Organization
(PRO) developed from a need for more research and education about the origins of one
of the world's most devastating and mysterious group of diseases, collectively known as cancer.
In 2009 four young women, all scientists and students in bio-archaeology, came together
after one of them was diagnosed with cancer. Having all been affected by cancer and
fatigued by the lack of information relating to the causes of cancer, they lauched into
discussion after discussion about how important the history of cancer is to the overall
framework of cancer research. A few years later, they formed the Paleo-oncology
Research Organization (PRO) as a scientific research initiative dedicated to that effort, which has since gained momentum and launched several large-scale, multi- disciplinary projects that will change the way we look at cancer's past, present and future!
To better fullfil its missions of fundraising, providing financial support for ancient cancer research, and educating the public through outreach programs, the Ancient Cancer Foundation (ACF) was established. PRO is now a subsidiary of ACF, allowing PRO to
focus on open-access research, data collection, and academic initiatives aimed at advancing our collective understanding of cancer's past and present.