What is CARES?
CARES stands for Cancer Alliance for Research, Education and Survivorship. We seek to be a neutral convener between organizations, researchers, academic scientists, drug developers and others to advance new treatments. CARES relies on the expertise of leading institutions, clinicians, scientists and industry experts to inform and provide direction on leading innovative research projects, screening, education and survivor programs.
cancer alliance partners
Organizations that fund or implement research for cures, fund education and inform patients and their caregivers about cancer prevention, types of treatment options and the expected outcomes are critical to our cause. You can find a list of these partners and Charity of Choice partners under the Cancer Alliance Partners page.
Investments in cancer research has led to more people surviving cancer with a higher quality of life and a dramatic improvement in our understanding of cancer. Even with all of this the United States spent over $88 billion treating cancer in 2014, and patients paid $4 billion out-of-pocket healthcare expenses. Cancer has become a disease of our aging population and is expected to balloon as people live longer. Even though great strides have been made in cancer treatment, the cancer community at large is just on the leading edge of finding new therapies that are less toxic and do less long term harm to the individual. As cancer advocates and activists, collectively we must invest in precision targeted research to aggressively advance cancer treatment.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela
Improvements have been seen in the quality and length of life in cancer survivors as well as the an increasing number of survivors as our population ages. Addressing quality of life issues is an important part of cancer care as well as ongoing supportive services. Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation does not seek to duplicate efforts of other organizations who provide programs and services to ensure appropriate education and guidance are provided. However, we hope to share in the educational process to the next individual with cancer with existing educational materials. Check out our Cancer Alliance Partners page for access to educational partners of CARES.
“Adversity, and perseverance and all these things can shape you. They can give you a value and a self-esteem that is priceless.” - Scott Hamilton
Confidential outreach and support from someone who has successfully made the cancer journey is vital to individuals and families facing a cancer diagnosis. A diagnosis can impact us financially, physically, and emotionally. CARES does not duplicate efforts in the provision of survivor services, but has alliance partners who can assist others in their time of need. Check out our Cancer Alliance Partners page for these resources.