American Brain Tumor Association The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) is a not-for-profit, independent organization. Not affiliated with any one institution, we serve individuals globally and award funds to researchers throughout the United States and Canada. Founded in 1973 out of a desperate need, the American Brain Tumor Association exists to eliminate brain tumors through research and to meet the needs of brain tumor patients and their families.
American Cancer Society The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
American Urological Association Foundation The American Urological Association Foundation partners with physicians, researchers, health-care professionals, patients, caregivers, families and the public to support and promote research, patient/public education and advocacy to improve the prevention, detection, treatment and cure of urologic diseases. The vision of the Foundation is to be the premier provider and resource for the most current, comprehensive and reliable urologic health information for patients, researchers and the public.
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network was created in May 2005 as the first national patient-based advocacy organization for bladder cancer. BCAN’s mission is to raise awareness of bladder cancer among the general public and medical community; to advocate for allocation of additional governmental and private funds to research programs directed to the diagnosis, treatment and cure of bladder cancer; and, to work with and provide financial assistance and grants to individuals, corporations and health and medical institutions and associations for bladder cancer research.
Brain Tumor Society We offer the latest information for the entire brain tumor community, from newly diagnosed patients, to survivors, families and healthcare professionals. Our intent is to provide easy access to the resources you need, and our goal is to make your visit to this site a positive experience. Thank you for joining us.
CancerCare, Inc. CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaved. CancerCare programs – including counseling, education, financial assistance and practical help – are provided by trained oncology social workers and are completely free of charge. Founded in 1944, CancerCare now provides individual help to more than 91,000 people each year, in addition to the 1.6 million people who gain information and resources from its website.
Cancer Hope Network Provides one-on-one support to people undergoing treatment for cancer, and to their families. We provide this support by training individuals who have recovered from cancer, and matching them with cancer patients currently undergoing a similar experience. Through this matching process we strive to instill hope, and to make a difference in their fight against cancer.
The Cancer Project The Cancer Project is a collaborative effort of physicians, researchers, and nutritionists who have joined together to educate individuals, families, and the public on the benefits of a healthy diet for cancer prevention and survival. The Cancer Project provides comprehensive educational materials, conducts clinical research studies, and publicizes the value of a healthy diet in cancer prevention and survival.
Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation The Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation is a national, nonprofit health foundation whose mission is the prevention and early detection of cancer through scientific research, education and community outreach.The Foundation focuses its energies and resources on those cancers—including lung, breast, prostate, colorectal, cervical, skin, oral and testicular—that can be prevented through lifestyle changes or detection and treatment in their early stages.
Cancer Survivors Network® At the CSN every day is a celebration of life. Through our many personal web pages and recorded stories, CSN members share their stories of hope and living life to the fullest every day.
Candlelighters® Childhood Cancer Foundation Our mission is to provide information and awareness for children and adolescents with cancer and their families, to advocate for their needs, and to support research so every child survives and leads a long and healthy life.
Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation Knowledge is critical for families and patients facing the diagnosis of a childhood brain tumor. Our website provides an array of information and resources for the newly diagnosed and long-term survivors.
Children’s Hospice International® “CHI’s ultimate goal is to so ingrain the hospice concept into pediatrics that it isn’t considered a separate specialty, rather, an integral part of health care for children and adolescents.”
Colon Cancer Alliance The Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) is an organization of colon and rectal cancer survivors, their families, caregivers, people genetically predisposed to the disease and the medical community.
C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition C3® pushes for research to improve screening, diagnosis, and treatment of colorectal cancer; for policy decisions that make the most effective colon and rectal cancer prevention and treatment available to all; and for increased awareness that colorectal cancer is preventable, treatable, and beatable.
Colorectal Cancer Network Colorectal cancer (which includes cancer of the colon, rectum, anus, and appendix) is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Only lung cancer claims more lives. This year more than 135,000 Americans will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and 56,000 will die. CCNetwork is committed to making sure that no one has to go through this alone. And to ending this cancer in our lifetime.
Cord Blood Center Stem cells in your baby's umbilical cord blood can replace damaged cells inside the body. These new cells repair wounds, restore lost brain functions and increase healthy blood count. Medical experts discover new treatments every year, which means stored cord blood will become more valuable over time. Find out more about cord blood, life-saving stem cell treatments and what these advances in regenerative therapy mean for your family.
Cord Blood Guide We’re a charitable donor supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO). Umbilical cord blood has helped children survive over 80 diseases including Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Anemia and is now being used in older patients. Our mission is to help others understand how they can benefit and help save the lives of sick children in need. The team at CordBloodBanking.com develop a sister site that offers a free downloadable guide as well as user friendly content relating to cord blood and how cord blood banking works.
CureSearch CureSearch unites the world’s largest childhood cancer research organization, the Children’s Oncology Group, and the National Childhood Cancer Foundation through our mission to cure childhood cancer. Research is the key to the cure.
Cure Today Magazine Cancer Updates‚ Research & Education is a quarterly magazine that combines the science and humanity of cancer for those who have to deal with it on a daily basis. CURE provides scientific information in easy-to-understand language with equally understandable illustrations. It is published by CURE Media Group, LP. CURE has a distinguished editorial board of physicians, nurses and leaders in the field of quality-of-life issues.
Cycle For Life The Cycle for Life Ride is my effort to make a difference. This bicycle journey from Victoria, BC to St. John’s, NL will hopefully raise money to help these organizations. At the same time, I am hoping to make people aware of prostate cancer and what can be done to prevent others from being where I am.
Fertile Hope Founded in October 2001, Fertile Hope is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing reproductive information, support and hope to cancer patients whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility.
Gilda’s Club® Worldwide The mission of Gilda’s Club is to provide meeting places where men, women and children living with cancer and their families and friends join with others to build emotional and social support as a supplement to medical care. Free of charge and nonprofit, Gilda’s Club offers support and networking groups, lectures, workshops and social events in a nonresidential, homelike setting.
Healthline Healthline’s mission is to make the people of the world healthier through the power of information. We do this directly through Healthline.com and YourDoctor.com, and indirectly through our work with the world’s leading healthcare payors, providers, and publishers. Our health information and technologies enable healthier living and better healthcare outcomes, and helps to lower the overall cost of healthcare delivery.
Hospice Education Institute The Hospice Education Institute serves a wide range of individuals and organizations interested in improving and expanding hospice and palliative care throughout the United States and around the world. The Institute works to inform . . . to educate . . . and to support . . . people seeking or providing care for the dying and the bereaved, or themselves coping with far advanced illness, or with loss.
Imerman Angel A non-profit organization that carefully matches and individually pairs a person touched by cancer (a cancer fighter or survivor) with someone who has fought the same type of cancer (a Mentor Angel). Cancer caregivers (spouses, parents, children and other family and friends of fighters) also receive 1-on-1 connections with other caregivers.
International Association of Laryngectomees The IAL assists people who have lost their voice as a result of cancer. It provides information on the skills needed by laryngectomees and works toward total rehabilitation of patients.
International Myeloma Foundation The IMF supports education, treatment, and research for multiple myeloma. They provide a toll-free hotline, seminars, and educational materials for patients and their families. Although the IMF does not sponsor support groups, they do keep a list of other organizations’ support groups and provide information on how to start a support group.
Kidney Cancer Association The Kidney Cancer Association (KCA) is a charitable organization made up of patients, family members, physicians, researchers, and other health professionals. We fund, promote, and collaborate with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO), American Urologic Association (AUA), and other institutions on research projects. We educate families and physicians, and serve as an advocate on behalf of patients at the state and federal levels.
LA CanSurvive LA CanSurvive is an integrative survivorship wellness center with in-depth programs offered at no cost to cancer survivors and their loved ones. Our goal is to help participants develop a physical and emotional toolkit to manage the challenges of the disease. To that end, we offer weekly support workshop series and private, individually tailored experiences such as a one-on-one fitness training with a cancer-trained therapist.
Lance Armstrong Foundation We help anyone affected by cancer. Whether you have cancer or are a caregiver, family member or friend of someone diagnosed, we’ll help you face the challenges and changes of cancer, head on.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education, and patient services. The Society’s mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer As a national education and support organization, our goal is to improve your quality of life and help you take an active role in your ongoing recovery or management of the disease, regardless of educational background, social support or financial means. We hope the information and support offered on this site brings you comfort, empowers you to ask questions and enables you to make sound choices about healthcare that will help you manage a breast cancer diagnosis, through treatment and beyond.
Look Good. . .Feel Better® This program was developed by the Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association Foundation in cooperation with ACS and the National Cosmetology Association. It focuses on techniques that can help people undergoing cancer treatment improve their appearance.
The Lung Cancer Alliance Lung Cancer Alliance is the only national non-profit organization dedicated solely to patient support and advocacy for people living with lung cancer and those at risk for the disease.
Lymphoma Foundation of America We organized the first lymphoma support group in the United States. We advocate your right to know the truth about the risks and benefits of cancer treatments – whether standard, experimental, or alternative.
Lymphoma Research Foundation If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with lymphoma, the most common blood cancer and third most common cancer of childhood, the Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is here to help. On this Web site you will find valuable information about the different types of lymphoma
The Mesothelioma Center A website and advocacy group that helps the victims of asbestos exposure and their loved ones. Free services connecting visitors with the resources they need to understand and fight asbestos-related disease. Research on the latest data about asbestos and asbestos-related diseases to ensure an accurate, up-to-date site, maintaining relationships with doctors and cancer centers to promote patient access to cutting-edge treatment.
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Was founded in 1998 by twin sisters Karen Andrews and Kathy Giusti following Kathy’s diagnosis with multiple myeloma. Today, the MMRF is the world’s number one private funder of myeloma specific research.
National Asian Women’s Health Organization Founded in 1993, NAWHO has served as a powerful voice for the health of Asian American women and families. We have provided research and information about the health of Asian Americans to the public health field, as well as critically-needed health education to the Asian American community. ..
National Bone Marrow Transplant Link This site is designed to help patients, their caregivers and families understand and deal with the emotional and practical aspects of transplants and post-transplant concerns. Please don’t search it for medical advice – that’s strictly between you and your doctors. What you will find here are answers to common questions, an enormous amount of information and support, and links to other useful web resources.
National Breast Cancer Coalition The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC)* is a powerful voice, speaking for women and men across the country, demanding victory in the war against breast cancer. In 2003 it was named one of the twenty most influential groups in health policy based on a survey of congressional staff-the only grassroots group and the only breast cancer organization to make that list.
National Cancer Institute The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of eight agencies that compose the Public Health Service (PHS) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The NCI, established under the National Cancer Institute Act of 1937, is the Federal Government’s principal agency for cancer research and training.
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship is the oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy organization in the country and a highly respected voice at the federal level, advocating for quality cancer care for all Americans and empowering cancer survivors. NCCS believes in evidence-based advocacy for systemic changes at the federal level in how the nation researches, regulates, finances, and delivers quality cancer care.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization The NHPCO is an association of programs that provide hospice and palliative care. It is designed to increase awareness about hospice services and to champion the rights and issues of terminally ill patients and their family members. The NHPCO offers DISCUSSION groups, publications, information about how to find a hospice, and information about the financial aspects of hospice. Some Spanish-language publications are available, and staff are able to answer calls in Spanish.
National Lymphedema Network The National Lymphedema Network (NLN) is an internationally recognized non-profit organization founded in 1988 to provide education and guidance to lymphedema patients, health care professionals and the general public by disseminating information on the prevention and management of primary and secondary lymphedema.
Pink Lotus Breast Center- Let's Save Lives! The Pink Lotus Breast Center is a comprehensive and integrative breast center exclusively dedicated to the prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.
Prostate Cancer Research Institute (PCRI) Prostate Cancer Research Institute (PCRI), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, that is dedicated to helping you research your treatment options. We understand that you have lots of questions and we can help you find the answers that are specific to your case. All of our resources are designed by a multidisciplinary team of patients, advocates, and leading medical doctors, for you, a patient. We believe that by educating yourself about the disease, you will have more productive interactions with your medical professionals, and get better individualized care.