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

We aspire 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.

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Our work in oncology


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


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Our research in cancer

Our team of researchers and scientists brings 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.

Your Cancer Story 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 Story

Do It FOR Yourself  helps people recognize the common symptoms of lung cancer and understand their risk.

Find out more about Do It FOR Yourself

Uncovering TNBC spotlights women who faced—and rose above—the challenges of triple-negative breast cancer. 

Discover Uncovering TNBC

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
  • Return to Screening initiative - Our company, along with other sponsors, is teaming up with the American Cancer Society (ACS) on a nationwide Return to Screening initiative to encourage patients to resume appropriate cancer screening and follow up care. 

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.

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Our commitment to patients is unwavering

As long as there are still patients 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.