About Us


Nearly everyone has been touched by cancer. More than one million people in the United States are diagnosed with cancer each year.

Founded in 2005 Amgen, Breakaway from Cancer® is a national initiative to increase awareness of important resources available to people affected by cancer, from prevention through survivorship.

Breakaway from Cancer represents a partnership between Amgen and six nonprofit organizations dedicated to empowering patients with education, resources and hope, offering a broad range of services to people affected by cancer.