Unified to Create a Strong Voice in the Fight Against Cancer

OVAC Members

One Voice Against Cancer (OVAC) is a collaboration of national non-profit organizations representing millions of Americans, delivering a unified message to Congress and the White House on the need for increased cancer-related appropriations.


One Voice Against Cancer began in January 2000 as a working group of public health organizations dedicated to ensuring that the federal government provides the necessary investments for cancer research and application programs. It has since grown into an effective lobbying coalition on cancer funding that has enabled the community to enhance policymakers’ awareness of the need for substantial increases in essential cancer programs.


The professional government relations staff of the member organizations of OVAC meet monthly to share intelligence on cancer-related legislation and regulations, discuss the latest in cancer research and treatment, and strategize on how best to work with lawmakers to enhance funding for critical cancer research and programs.

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