Oncology

We’re working to invent a world where cancer isn’t just treated, but cured

Our mission is to deliver breakthrough innovations that extend and improve the lives of people with cancer

We are working to prevent cancer where we can and give patients more ways to treat their cancer, more quality in their lives and more time.

Everyone knows someone who has been touched by cancer. When that diagnosis happens, what matters most isn’t what the next breakthrough is – but when it will get here.

Our work in oncology

400,000+
patients who have been treated with commercially available Merck oncology medicines over the past five years

1000+
clinical trials involving our cancer medicines

30+
cancers that our products are being studied in

Our research in cancer

Our team of researchers and scientists bring together a deep understanding of genomics, biology and the immune system to advance the way we fight cancer.

Programs that can make a difference

We believe in doing all we can to help address the physical, mental and emotional challenges of life with the disease. That's why we focus on creating programs that can help and connect deeply with the patient community.

With Love, Me shares stories of hope and strength from survivors and caregivers - poignant reminders that no one has to face cancer alone.

Find out more about Your Cancer Game Plan

Worth the Fight: Taking on Lung Cancer empowers people with advanced lung cancer and their loved ones to take an active role in their cancer care and talk to their health care team to understand the treatment options that might be right for them.

Find out more about Worth the Fight

Progress through partnerships

Cancer can be devastating for patients and caregivers. That's why we work with the entire cancer community - advocacy partners, health care providers, governments and industry colleagues - all who share our mission to extend and improve the lives of people with cancer. Some of the programs we are involved in include:

  • Our Alliance to Advance Patient-Centered Cancer Care aims to increase access to care and reduce disparities among vulnerable and underserved populations in the U.S.
  • ACS Global Navigation helps the American Cancer Society bring its patient navigation expertise to countries with a growing burden of cancer

It takes all of us to beat cancer

Hear from the people behind the data and the patients who inspire us to tackle one of the world's greatest health challenges

Patients

Our commitment to patients is unwavering

As long as there are patients still in hospitals, doctors desperate to add years to the lives of their patients, and a world where treatments aren't accessible to all, we will be here: fighting with all we have to deliver more, sooner.