Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the US, exceeded only by heart disease. In the US, cancer accounts for nearly 1 out of every 4 deaths.
Experts working in the field of cancer were asked to recommend up to three nonprofits that are having a high-impact on a specific disease in the disease they had the most knowledge about, and up to three nonprofits that aren’t disease focused so that associations, research organizations, and general care giving associations can also be recommended. For the specific disease focus, we focused on inviting experts who had expertise in lung, breast, and colorectal cancer, because they are the three types of cancer that are the leading cause of death in the U.S.
Philanthropedia surveyed 46 experts working in the field of cancer (with an average of 16 years of work experience in the field) to identify those organizations that were making the biggest positive impact in the field. Philanthropedia’s experts (funders, researchers, nonprofit senior staff, veterinaries, etc.) identified 16 top nonprofits (out of 73 total reviewed nonprofits) making an impact at the national level.
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