Cancer is the main cause of death in Hong Kong. Consistent with the global pattern, number of new cancer cases in HK has been on the rising trend for over 30 years. The Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society (HKACS) is a non-profit making cancer organization with the longest history in Hong Kong since 1963. We aim at providing updated cancer information and pragmatic education programs across the spectrum of Hong Kong communities, from the grass roots of the general public to professionals. Our strong team of medical & health experts and volunteers reach out to different groups of the community and make direct contact with the public in various channels such as the following:

Public Seminars & Exhibitions
We organize regular public seminars on different cancer topics and roving exhibition for the general public to keep abreast with the latest development in cancer.

Oncology Courses for Professionals
We organize a cancer course for health care professionals every year with a history of 37 years already. The course is popular with much credits received over the years.

International Symposium
We have taken the lead in Hong Kong to organize international cancer symposium, started in 2011. Symposium serves as an important communication bridge for experts in different countries so as to update and share information regarding the hot topics on cancers.

Education Materials
We publish and produce educational booklets, educational tool and DVDs to be freely disseminated to patient groups, general public as well as front line health workers. They are all written and endorsed by experienced medical and health professionals of the field. The materials are based on scientific evidence and incorporated with local characteristics/factors to make it more applicable to our population.

Working with the Media
We receive interviews by newspapers, radio and television to share cancer knowledge. We also publish articles in newspaper and magazine on a regular basis.

Answering General Enquiries
We help answering questions and solving concerns from public via emails and telephones. Requests are handled by nurse within 1-2 working days.