National Cancer Support & Advocacy Organizations


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ALCASE (Alliance for Lung Cancer Advocacy, Support, and Education)
The only nonprofit organization dedicated solely to helping people with lung cancer improve their quality of life.

Addaro Lung Cancer Medical Institute
Our mission is to eradicate lung cancer through research, early detection, education, prevention, and treatment.

Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Organization
Links for medical information and various support groups designed to help those diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma.

Advanced Breast Cancer Community
A website that represents the collective thinking of a partnership among 13 of the leading breast cancer patient advocacy organizations in the United States, The Advocate Partners, and Inspire. This website is dynamic and will change to reflect new research, treatment, and clinical trials information for women with advanced breast cancer.

Alliance of Genetic Support Groups
An international coalition of individuals, professionals, and genetic support organizations that are working together to promote healthy lives for everyone impacted by genetics.

American Brain Tumor Association
Dedicated to eliminating brain tumors by funding and encouraging research, providing educational materials and resource information.

American Cancer Society (ACS)
Dedicated to public awareness and education.

American College of Surgeons Oncology Group
Established to conduct multicenter prospective randomized trials evaluating diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in patients with malignant solid tumors.

American Dietetic Association’s Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group
Information on cancer and nutrition from registeted dietitians.

American Health Foundation
Devoted primarily to the prevention of chronic diseases, especially cancer.

American Institute for Cancer Research
The American Institute for Cancer Research is the nation’s third largest cancer charity and a pioneer in the area of diet and nutrition as they relate to the prevention and treatment of cancer. AICR has helped encourage innovative research related to diet, nutrition, and the prevention and treatment of cancer, while also serving as one of the country’s leading sources for educational programs for cancer prevention.

American Kidney Fund
Voluntary health organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with chronic kidney disease.

American Liver Foundation
Health agency dedicated to preventing, treating, & curing hepatitis & all liver disease through research, education, and support groups.

American Lung Association
Dedicated to fighting lung disease through education, community service, advocacy, and research.

American Pain Foundation
The American Pain Foundation is an independent nonprofit 501(c)3 organization serving people with pain through information, education and advocacy. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for people with pain by raising public awareness, providing practical information, promoting research, and advocating to remove barriers and increase access to effective pain management.

American Pain Society
Multidisciplinary, educational, and scientific organization dedicated to serving people in pain.

American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS)
The mission of APOS is to promote the psychological, social, and physical well being of patients with cancer and their families at all stages of disease and survivorship through clinical care, education, research, and advocacy. APOS recently established a toll-free hot line for cancer patients and advocacy organizations to obtain referrals for local counseling and support services throughout the United States (1-866-APOS-4-Help).

American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
The mission of ASTRO is to advance the practice of radiation oncology by disseminating the results of scientific research, promoting excellence in patient care, providing opportunities for educational and professional development of its members and representing radiation oncology in a rapidly evolving socioeconomic healthcare environment.

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Online
Serves the needs of the oncology community through a broad range of programs and services.

American Urological Association Foundation 
Dedicated to the prevention & cure of urologic disease.

Angel Care
Angel Care is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization founded in 1997 by a breast cancer survivor, to provide caring support to individuals at the critical time of a breast cancer diagnosis. The Angel Care Breast Cancer Foundation is made up of breast cancer survivors who truly understand how it feels to be given this diagnosis. For those afflicted with breast cancer in the greater Puget Sound area, we provide free person-to-person emotional support, important resources to help inform breast cancer patients, networking with others about surgery options, and we help patients recover emotionally during treatments.

Angel Flight Samaritans
The mission and purpose of Angel Flight Samaritans is to ensure that no financially needy cancer patient is denied access to distant specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis or treatment for lack of a means of long-distance medical air transportation.

Angel Flight West
Arranges free air transportation on private aircraft in response to health care and other compelling human needs.

Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR)
Internet-based systems allow users to find credible information relevant to their illness providing information and support to cancer patients and those who care for them.

Association of Oncology Social Workers (AOSW)
Provides psychosocial services to patients, families, & caregivers facing the impact of cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Avon Breast Cancer Crusade
Provides women with direct access to breast cancer education and early detection screening services.

Avon Walk for Breast Cancer
The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer is a project of the Avon Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity, and an affiliate of Avon Products, Inc. The Avon Foundation was established in 1955 to provide services and financial support in the cities, towns and villages where Avon does business. The mission of the Avon Foundation is to improve the lives of women by supporting programs that offer economic opportunity and provide care and research for breast cancer in the U.S. and around the world.

Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation
Our mission is to eradicate lung cancer through research, early detection, education, prevention, and treatment.

B Resources

Band-Aides & Blackboards
Provides perspective for children and teens coping with medical illness while they attend school.

Beverly Fund
national nonprofit lung cancer organization dedicated to being your lung cancer resource

Beyond the Cure
A program of the National Children’s Cancer Society that helps childhood cancer survivors as they transition through life. Provides college scholarships, teleconferences, and educational resources.

Blood & Marrow Transplant Information Network (BMT InfoNet)
Patient-friendly handbooks and a quarterly newsletter about transplantation. Links patients with survivors who can provide emotional support. Maintains an online Directory of Transplant Centers in the US and Canada, an online Directory of Drugs used during transplant, and an online Resource Directory. Offers attorney referrals for patients who have insurance disputes. Comprehensive website.

Bone Marrow Donors Worldwide
A continuing effort to collect the HLA phenotypes of volunteer bone marrow donors and cord blood units, and for the coordination of their worldwide distribution.

Brain Tumor Awareness
An online resource of brain tumor organizations, brain tumor centers, and online support groups.

Brain Tumor Society
Provides information and professional support to patients and their families through a toll free phone line, and runs groups of peer support volunteers

Breast Cancer Action
Breast Cancer Action (BCA) is a membership-based organization that carries the voices of people affected by breast cancer to inspire and compel the changes necessary to end the breast cancer epidemic. BCA provides information about breast cancer to anyone who needs it, pushes policy makers to increase funding and research into the causes of breast cancer, and organizes individuals to effect meaningful change around breast cancer issues.

Breast Cancer Network of Strength
Breast Cancer Network of Strength, formerly known as Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization®, provides immediate emotional relief to anyone affected by breast cancer. The mission of Breast Cancer Network of Strength is to ensure, through information, empowerment and peer support, that no one faces breast cancer alone.

Breast Cancer Resource Committee
The Breast Cancer Resource Committee (BCRC) is a not-for-profit, 501( c )3 organization located in Washington, D.C. BCRC is dedicated to reducing the incidence and mortality from breast cancer among African American women, particularly those women who have little or no access to adequate health care and treatment. Founded in 1989, by its Chairperson, Zora Kramer Brown, a fourth generation breast cancer survivor, BCRC is a response to the immense need in the African American community for increased education and understanding about breast cancer risk factors, the importance of breast cancer screening and early detection, and the availability of successful treatment options and support.

Breast Cancer Stories
An online community where people going through breast cancer can stay in touch with loved ones and with one another while going through treatment.

Breast Preservation Foundation
The Breast Preservation Foundation’s mission is to educate women about skin-sparing mastectomies and its advantages for an overall better cosmetic result. Our goal is to inform and empower women to ask more questions before having a potentially disfiguring biopsy, lumpectomy and traditional mastectomy. The BPF advocates that women insist their breast surgeon recognize the importance of preserving the breast which can improve their quality of life after receiving a breast cancer diagnosis.

C Resources

City of Hope, Department of Clinical Cancer Genetics
The Department of Clinical Cancer Genetics is a multidisciplinary clinical, research and education program which focuses on recognition and assessment of people at increased risk for developing cancer because of family history or personal risk factors.

Breast Cancer Connections (BCC)
A clearinghouse for information and support as well as a community center for all concerned with breast cancer.

C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition
C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition is a national organization whose mission is to eliminate suffering and death due to colon and rectal cancer through advocacy.

Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times
A camp for kids with chronic illness.

Camp Sunshine
A retreat for critically ill children and their families.

Cancer Advocacy Coalition Canada
An effective, comprehensive, evidence-based cancer system that offers Canadians the best chances for preventing and treating this disease, and addresses the emotional, physical and financial needs of patients and survivors. 

Cancer Bacup
Aims to help people live with cancer by providing information and emotional support for patients, their families and health professionals.

Cancer Buddies Network
Cancer Buddies Network (CBN) is a brand new online support network for anyone affected by cancer. CBN is dedicated to putting people directly in touch with each other on a one to one basis from the comfort of their own homes via a simple, safe and easy to use database and search engine. 

Cancer Care Inc.
Provides assistance to people with any type of cancer, at any stage of illness.

Cancer Guide
Dedicated to helping people find answers about cancer.

Cancer Help
Provides a chat room for people dealing with cancer. Also lists multiple web sites to obtain information on cancer.

Cancer Hope Foundation
The mission of Cancer Hope Foundation is to enhance the lives of people affected by cancer. Our energies are currently concentrated on Camp Keepsake, a program which offers a cost-free camp retreat for children, adolescents and young adults dealing with cancer.

Cancer Hope Network
Provides free, confidential, one-on-one support to people with cancer and their families.

Cancer Information Network
The premier, full-text cancer information resource for patients, care givers, healthcare professionals and the interested public.

Cancer Kids
Site links children with cancer to others around the world.

Cancer Legal Resource Center
Provides information and education outreach on cancer related issues.

Cancer Messageboards @ AOL
A place to share experiences & find many online health links to assist in personal cancer research.

Cancer Nutrition Center
The Cancer Nutrition Center, created by Carolyn Katzin, MSPH, CNS, provides the latest expert advice on nutrition and cancer. Many resources are available for cancer patients and their families on this site.

Cancer Support Groups at the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center
Registration page for University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center support groups for those who live in the greater Philadelphia area.

Cancer Survival Toolbox
NCCS announces the launch of its new, interactive Cancer Survival Toolbox website which is easily navigated to different sections of the Toolbox, listen to or download real audio files from the site or even print transcripts of our award-winning program. The site also features NCCS’ searchable Resource Guide that connects survivors and caregivers with reliable information. NCCS is proud to offer The Cancer Survival Toolbox as a self-advocacy tool designed to assist newly diagnosed patients or anyone dealing with cancer in facing tough decisions and changes in life due to cancer.

Cancer Trials Support Unit
The Cancer Trials Support Unit (CTSU) is a National Cancer Institute (NCI) funded program to facilitate participation (by both patients and physicians) in phase III NCI sponsored Cancer treatment trials.

Cancer and Careers
Cancer and Careers is dedicated to empowering and educating people with cancer to thrive in their workplace by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events. Through a comprehensive website, free publications, career coaching, and a series of support groups and educational seminars for employees with cancer and their healthcare providers and coworkers, Cancer and Careers strives to eliminate fear and uncertainty for working people with cancer.
As part of the continuing commitment of Ortho Biotech Products, L.P. to the cancer community through education, awareness and treatments, gives patients and caregivers the ability to find credible and comprehensive cancer-related information online. In conjunction with our Advisory Board, we researched the links on this site carefully to ensure the highest quality cancer information. is organized to facilitate quick and easy searches for the information you seek.

CANCER101 provides planners to over 350 cancer centers in all 50 states to give to their patients and caregivers in need. Our planners are free to their patients and include essential organizational tools and important resources designed to empower patients and caregivers to take control over their diagnosis from the moment they learn they have cancer through the next ten years of follow-up care.
Cancer Consultants provides current, comprehensive, authoritative information on the prevention, diagnosis, and management of cancer for patients and professionals

The Cancer Letter, Cancer Economics and The Clinical Cancer Letter, must-reading in today’s challenging research and clinical practice environment.

CancerQuest is designed to educate the public and caregivers about the biology of cancer and cancer treatments.

As part of the programs of the Coalition of National Cooperative Groups, Inc., this virtual quilt offers inspiration, courage, and an opportunity for expression for families fighting to win the battle against cancer.

An on-line guide to cancer-related information, services and organizations.

Cancervive–Dedicated to the Challenge of Life After Cancer
The mission of Cancervive is to assist those who have experienced cancer to assimilate the physical, emotional, and psychosocial changes brought about by the illness. Cancervive provides services and educational materials for cancer patients, survivors and family members as the deal with the aftermath of the disease.
Since 1995, a leading online community and resource for family and professional caregivers, including current issues of Todays Caregiver magazine, newsletters and information and advice for all caregivers.

Caring Ambassadors Lung Cancer Program
Through state-of-the-art information, awareness efforts, advocacy, and support, the Caring Ambassadors Lung Cancer Program (CAP Lung Cancer) is firmly committed to bettering the lives of people living with lung cancer and their loved ones.

Caring Bridge
CaringBridge offers free, easy-to-create web sites that help connect friends and family when they need it most. Their mission is to bring together a global community of care powered by the love of family and friends in an easy, accessible and private way.

Caring for Carcinoid Foundation
The Caring for Carcinoid Foundation (CFCF) is the leading nonprofit dedicated to discovering a cure for carcinoid cancer.To date, CFCF has awarded over $2 million in research grants to leading scientists. CFCF also provides a wealth of information about carcinoid to support patients, families, and friends.

Celebrating Life
Promotion of charitable endeavors that encourage the advancement of knowledge and awareness of breast cancer risk and prevention in the African American community and for women of color.

Center Watch Clinical Trials Listing Service
Provides a variety of information services, as well as a number of publications and resource.

Chai Lifeline
Chai Lifeline carries out an extensive network of free programs and services designed to help every member of the family cope when a serious illness strikes a child.

A Web resource established to provide information and inspiration to newly-diagnosed cancer patients and their families. It was conceived by the Scott Hamilton Cancer Alliance for Research, Education and Survivorship (CARES Initiative). The Web resource addresses real patient concerns, including how to help patients and family members get information on chemotherapy in patient-friendly language; empower patients to help them talk to their doctor; navigate the healthcare system more effectively and manage the side effects of chemotherapy, such as fatigue brought on by anemia.

Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation
Dedicated to providing access to specialized health care and services for brain tumor patients.

Children’s Cancer Network (CCN)
Children’s Cancer Network (CCN) is a non profit organization dedicated to providing assistance to children and families dealing with childhood cancer. 

Children’s Cancer Research Fund
Provides state of the art treatment with personal care and compassion.

Children’s Hospice International
Network of support and care for children with life threatening conditions and their families.

Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan
Provides and promotes compassionate personalized support to people in Michigan affected by leukemia and other related blood disorders.

Children’s Medical Center of Dallas
Largest programs in nation providing family-centered care to patients as well as emotional support from a team of dedicated professionals.

Children’s Oncology Services
Through its One Step At A Time programs, COSI offers camp experiences and educational programs throughout the year that allow children and adolescents (ages 7-19) with cancer to just be kids.

Children’s Organ Transplant Association
Children’s Organ Transplant Association is a national 501(c)(3) charity focused on providing funds to transplant-needy children who do not have the financial resources to be placed on a transplant waiting list, striving to raise awareness regarding the need for donation and distributed more than 1,200,000 organ donor registration cards in the past year.

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
Visit this site to learn more about Childrens Hospital Los Angeles resources and Judi’s Angels (shared on The Group Room, Sunday, September 22, 2002.)

Chronic Illnet
A multimedia information source on the internet dedicated to chronic illness.

Coaches Curing Kids’ Cancer
Coaches Curing Kids’ Cancer is a program that was inspired by nine year old Killian Owen, who lost his battle against leukemia in July 2003. The concept is simple: Children’s sports teams donate the money raised for the coach’s end-of-season gift to childhood cancer research. In return, the coach receives an original t-shirt, a certificate and the great feeling of helping kids kick cancer. All of the money goes to pediatric cancer research in your local area.

Coalition of National Cancer Cooperative Groups
The mission of this coalition is to improve the quality of life and the survival of people with cancer by raising awareness of cancer clinical trials and by working with all interested organizations to ensure the continued opportunity for cancer patients to participate in high quality clinical trials.

Colon Cancer Alliance
Brings the voice of survivors to battle colorectal cancer through patient support, education, research and advocacy.

The Newsletter for Those Fighting Ovarian Cancer

The Cancer Club
The Cancer Club provides humorous and helpful products for people with cancer, including books, video tapes, audio cassettes/CD’s, PC Software, custom jewelry, t-shirts, coffee mugs, and other gift items. Club produces a quarterly newsletter with over 5,000 subscribers. President Christine Clifford speaks on the use of humor to get through the cancer experience. Don’t forget to laugh! 

The Cancer Genome Anatomy Project
Provides information on tests and research being done to benefit cancer patients.

The Cancer Project
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.

The Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
Mission is to educate, support, serve and advocate for families of children of cancer, survivors of childhood cancer and the professionals who care for them.

The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation
This site provides comprehensive up-to-date information on carcinoid disease, diagnosis and treatment options. It is geared towards both general public and health professional, and contains relevant peer review references, and abstracts as well as links to other carcinoid related sites and support groups.

The Children’s Cause for Cancer Advocacy
The Children’s Cause is dedicated to accelerating the discovery and access to innovative, safer, and more effective treatments for childhood cancer through education and advocacy.

D Resources

DES Action USA
Bational, non-profit consumer organization dedicated to informing the public about DES (diethylstilbestrol) and helping DES-exposed individuals. 

Denise Roberts Breast Cancer Foundation: Minority Women Fighting Breast Cancer
The Denise Roberts Breast Cancer Foundation is dedicated to the research, treatment of cure of breast cancer. The Foundation and its volunteers are committed to educating minority women and their families about breast health, early detection, prevention and care…with the ultimate goal of enhancing each survivor’s quality of life.

Provides information and links concerning healthcare and pharmaceutical-related topics.

The DES Cancer Network
Organization that addresses special needs of women who have head clear cell adenocarcinoma of the vagina and/or cervix – a cancer linked to exposure of DES before birth.

E Resources

ENCORE: YWCA Encore Program
Discussion and exercise program for women who have had breast cancer surgery. Program is geared to help regain physical strength and well-being. Hotline available to locate local branches facilitating the program.
Provides patients with an online directory of clinical trials and cancer information specialists to perform personalized clinical trials searches on behalf of patients.

F Resources

4th Angel Program
The 4th Angel Program is part of the Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative. This is a free, national service which provides a one-to-one supportive relationship (phone or email based) to cancer patients and their caregivers.

FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
FORCE is a nonprofit organization for women who are at high risk of getting breast or ovarian cancers due to their family history and genetic status, and for members of families in which a BRCA mutation may be present. This web site can be a helpful resource for anyone who knows she is at risk, who wonders whether she might be at risk, or who cares about the issues and concerns that we face.

Families of Children with Cancer (FCC)
Devoted to education, support and advocacy for families living with the effects of childhood cancer.

Fertile Hope
Fertile Hope is a national non-profit dedicated to providing fertility information, support and hope to cancer patients through programs of awareness, education, financial assistance, research and support. The Fertile Hope website gives a comprehensive overview of the fertility risks associated with cancer treatment and the fertility preservation and parenthood options before, during and after treatments. The site outlines the procedures, success rates, costs and time requirements for a variety of fertility treatments including sperm, egg, and embryo freezing, other assisted reproductive techniques, and experimental techniques such as testicular and ovarian tissue freezing. Parenthood options such as egg & sperm donation, surrogacy and adoption are also addressed.

Florida Prostate Cancer Network
Dedicated to educating the public about the extent and impact of cancer on all people in our state and what WE can do about it. Florida has the unfortunate distinction of being #2 in the nation for all new cancer cases.

Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT)
Provides a comprehensive standard setting, inspection, & accreditation program that encompasses all phases of hematopoietic collection, processing & transplant.

Friends of Cancer Research
The Friends of Cancer Research is a non-profit organization dedicated to mobilizing public support for cancer research funding, in order to accelerate the nation’s progress toward prevention and cure of cancer.

G Resources

GIST Support International
Organization dedicated to support, outreach and education for GIST patients, their families and friends as well as ongoing research for a cure for Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors.

Gail P. Ramos Lung Cancer Foundation
the elimination of lung cancer as a life-threatening illness via a cure or sufficient treatment options to provide a high-quality of life and management of the disease as a chronic condition.

Geriatric Oncology Consortium

Gianni Gerraroti Lung Cancer Foundation
raise awareness and funds to fight this disease and support patients

Gilda’s Club Worldwide
Gilda’s Club is a free community where men, women and children who are living with cancer, along with their families and friends, can join with others to build emotional and social support to supplement their medical care.

Gillette Women’s Cancer Connection
Resource which provides women, their families and friends with access to vital connections needed to address the profound emotional and social issues brought on by breast or gynecological cancer.

Grief Net
Provides support to people working through loss and grief issues of all kinds.

Group Loop
A safe online community for teens with cancer away from the daily pressures of classes, after school activities, family and work demands, and treatment schedules.

Gynecologic Cancer Foundation
Purpose is to improve the care of women with gynecologic cancer, to raise standards of practice in gynecologic oncology and encourage ongoing research.

Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG)
A national organization dedicated to clinical research in the field of gynecologic cancer and to improve the treatment of gynecologic cancer.

H Resources

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group at USC
The head and neck cancer support group meets every 1st Saturday of the month. Patients and their families as well as medical professionals are welcome.

Healing Odyssey
Environment, education, movement and support–tools for cancer survivors: Healing Odyssey goes beyond the traditional cancer support group to optimize quality of life and boost recovery from a cancer diagnosis and treatment. Healing Odyssey reaches out to people with all forms of cancer and provides its cancer support and recovery programs regardless of ability to pay.

Hope Lab
HopeLab is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of young people living with chronic illness. HopeLab has developed a video game for young people with cancer called Re-Mission™. Research on Re-Mission indicates that the game improves health-related outcomes for young people with cancer.

Hospice Net
Hospice Net provides information and support to patients and families facing life-threatening illnesses.

I Resources

I’m Too Young For This
Resource referral network for adolescents and young adults living with, through and beyond cancer. This site will introduce you to all the things you never knew you always wanted for the what’s next stage of your life after cancer. 

ICARE (International Cancer Alliance)
Provides high quality user-friendly cancer information to patients as well as their physicians on an ongoing person to person basis.

Imerman Angels
One on One Cancer Support: Connecting Cancer Fighters, Survivors and Caregivers

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation
The Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation is dedicated to the advancement of research of inflammatory breast cancer, leading to finding its causes and increasing the effectiveness of its treatment. Increasing awareness of IBC symptoms, leading to earlier and better clinical methods of detection and diagnosis is the other principal activity to which we are dedicated.

Intercultural Cancer Council
The Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC) promotes policies, programs, partnerships, and research to eliminate the unequal burden of cancer among racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations in the United States and its associated territories. 

International Brain Tumour Alliance (IBTA)
The International Brain Tumour Alliance (IBTA) was established during the conference of the World Federation of Neuro Oncology held at Edinburgh (UK) in May 2005. It seeks to be an alliance of the support, advocacy and information groups for brain tumour patients and carers in different countries and also includes researchers, scientists, clinicians and allied health professionals who work in the area of brain tumours.

International Myeloma Foundation
The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) is the oldest and largest myeloma organization, reaching more than 135,00 members in 113 countries worldwide.

International Radiotherapy Support Organization
An independent organization dedicated to providing educational information on stereotactic radiosurgery and other specialized radiation treatments to patients, insurers, referring physicians, and regulatory agencies. The organization also provides emotional support, education and referrals for patients.

J Resources

Joan Gaeta Lung Cancer Foundation
raise public awareness of the disease, to educate the public, and to be an advocate for research.  We also strive to eliminate the stigma of lung cancer and support survivors and their loved ones in our local community.

Joan’s Legacy: United Against Lung Cancer
fight lung cancer by funding innovative research and increasing awareness of the world’s leading cancer killer, including a focus on non-smoking-related lung cancer.

Johanna’s Law: The Gynecologic Cancer Education and Awareness Act
Developed by Sheryl Silver, Johanna’s sister and the original proponent of the bill, the Website includes Johanna’s story, a summary of the legislation and list of endorsing organizations. The “Take Action” section of the site includes a sample letter as well as tips for calling and writing Congress and for visiting Representatives in their home districts.

John Hopkins Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Registry
Site that provides education and information on heriditary colorectal cancer.

The Jimmy Fund
The Jimmy Fund supports the fight against cancer in children and adults at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, helping to raise the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world.

K Resources

Kids Cancer Connection
Kids Cancer Connection offers a variety of nationwide programs and services to children and their families to help them through the challenges of childhood cancer.

Kids Healing Kids
A volunteer organization of children who are cheerleaders for kids with catastrophic illnesses. Video tapes of inspiration and motivation.

Kids Konnected
Friendship, understanding, education and support for kids who have a parent with cancer.

L Resources

LIVESTRONG Young Adult Alliance
The mission of the LIVESTRONG™ Young Adult Alliance is to improve survival rates and quality of life for young adults living with cancer by promoting relevant research and the delivery of patient care, generating awareness of the issue, being a voice for young adults with cancer and advancing helpful community-based programs and services.

funding lung cancer research and providing support for lung cancer patients

Lance Armstrong Foundation
The Lance Armstrong Foundation exists to help people manage and survive cancer. Founded in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong, the Foundation focuses its activities in four primary areas: public education and awareness, survivor services and support, groundbreaking survivorship programs, and medical and scientific research grants.

Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative
The Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative undertakes initiatives to help improve the quality of life for people with sarcoma. Among its incentives are publishing the bi-monthly electronic Sarcoma Update Newsletter (ESUN).

Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC)
LBBC is a non-profit educational organization. Programs include semi-annual large-scale educational conferences, a quarterly educational newsletter, outreach to medically under-served women, a consumer focused educational booklet, the Paula A. Seidman Library and Resource Center, Young Survivors group, the Survivors’ Helpline and a web site.

Look Good…Feel Better
Look Good…Feel Better is a free, non-medical, brand-neutral, national public service program founded in 1989 and supported by corporate donors to help women offset appearance-related changes from cancer treatment.

Los Angeles Breast Cancer Alliance (LABCA)
LABCA is a grassroots, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping in the eradication of breast cancer through advocacy, education, and community involvement. Concerned survivors and supporters formed LABCA in 1992. LABCA is comprised of a Board of Directors, active volunteers, and paid membership. The community we serve covers all of Los Angeles County and the surrounding counties.

Lotsa Helping Hands
Lotsa Helping Hands is a simple, immediate way for friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors to assist loved ones in need. It’s an easy-to-use, private group calendar, specifically designed for organizing helpers, where everyone can pitch in with meals delivery, rides, and other tasks necessary for life to run smoothly during a crisis.

Lung Cancer Alliance
patient support and advocacy for people living with lung cancer and those at risk for the disease.

Lung Cancer Online
Lung Cancer Online is a gateway to lung cancer resources for the benefit of people with lung cancer and their families. It is intended to facilitate the time consuming and often frustrating process of learning about lung cancer, treatment options and support services.

Lymphoma Research Foundation
Creates, promotes and supports high quality research resulting in more effective, safer treatments and the ultimate cure for lymphoma provides educational and emotional support programs.

The LUNGevity Foundation
The Foundation’s goal is to save the lives of the more than 170,000 Americans newly diagnosed with lung cancer each year, 85 percent of whom will die within five years without the development of new diagnostic and treatment methods. Partnering with the foremost physicians and research scientists in the world, the LUNGevity Foundation funds innovative research designed to treat and cure lung cancer, the nation’s leading killer.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Provides research, patient services, advocacy, education and community services and strives to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

The Los Angeles Free-Net
A non-profit web based organization providing online medical information.

The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research
The Lustgarten Foundation aims to advance the scientific and medical research related to the diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of pancreatic cancer.

The Lynne Cohen Foundation for Ovarian Cancer Research
The Lynne Cohen Foundation is dedicated to finding an early detection test for ovarian cancer, to establishing high risk clinics for women with family members who have been diagnosed with ovarian and/or breast cancer, and to finding better clinical treatments for women struggling with the disease.

M Resources

MAMM Magazine: Women, Cancer & Community
Women’s magazine dedicated to providing the necessary tools to live healthier and happier lives with a cancer diagnosis.

Make A Child Smile
Make A Child Smile Organization, also known as MACS, has been a source of support to children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses and their families. Emotional support is provided by creating the opportunity for people to visit the MACS website and learn about the children and their illnesses.

A nonprofit group of experienced patients and doctors, many of whom are diagnosed with prostate cancer or testicular cancer, writing weekly updates on treatment choice strategies and how to live with the consequences of those choices.

Health science library from Emory University.

Provides online resources and specialty sites dedicated to better patient care.

Men Against Breast Cancer
Men Against Breast Cancer, a national non profit, provides targeted support services to educate and empower men to be effective caregivers when the woman they love are diagnosed with breast cancer.

Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN)
The Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN) is a national independent advocacy group of and for people with metastatic breast cancer

Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer
Support services provided free and are designed to help mothers who have daughters battling breast cancer.

Myeloma Euronet
Myeloma Euronet, a non-profit network organization of multiple myeloma patient groups, is a European initiative dedicated to raising the awareness of multiple myeloma, an increasingly common form of bone marrow cancer. Myeloma Euronet also seeks to provide information on the diagnosis, treatment and care of persons living with multiple myeloma as well as support for their families and loved ones.

The Mary-Helen Mautner Project for Lesbians with Cancer
A successful, growing organization that involves over 200 volunteers who carry out its mission to provide information and direct services on education and advocacy for lesbians with cancer, their partners and caregivers.

The Max Foundation
Dedicated to improve the quality of life of patients with leukemia and other blood related diseases, especially children of Hispanic and Latin American origin. 
Dedicada a mejorar la calidad de vida y tasas de sobrevivencia de pacientes con leukemia y otras enfermedades de la sangre, sepecialmente niños de origen hispano y latino americano.

The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation
The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation is a public charity committed to funding programs that provide the greatest benefit to cancer patients and their families. These programs include financial support for new research programs, a Patient Resource Center for education, and other support services for cancer patients and their families. The Center’s services are free to the public regardless of their treating oncologist or hospital affiliation. All is done in the memory of Sarah Cannon, a cancer patient herself, who created the beloved character ‘Minnie Pearl.’

The Multiple Myeloma Association
A small myeloma organization bringing people together with the services they need. Their Email Discussion Group, The List That Listens, consists of many hundreds of people from nearly every state and country.

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
Providing awareness, education and funding to accelerate the cure of multiple myeloma.

N Resources

National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses, Inc.
Provides information for patients and families away-from-home lodging referrals around the country.

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.
A unique federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare orphan diseases and assisting the organizations that serve them.

National Asian Women’s Health Organization
NAWHO establishes programs focused primarily on the education and empowerment of Asian American women, believing that health promotion, disease prevention, and policy improvement efforts could better involve and reach the men, women, and children of Asian American communities. NAWHO has grown into a leading health organization, widely recognized for its successful ability to gain broad support for initiatives that impact Asian Americans and other communities of color.

National Bone Marrow Registry
Strives to facilitate successful transplants for patients of all racial and socioeconomic backgrounds.

National Brain Tumor Foundation
Provides patients and families necessary information to successfully cope with their illness.

National Breast Cancer Coalition
Formed with the mission to eradicate breast cancer through action and advocacy.

National Cancer Institute
Conducts and supports research, training, health information, and other cancer programs in diagnosis, prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and continuing care of patients and their families.

National Cervical Cancer Coalition
Provides education about cervical cancer screening, technologies, treatments and research.

National Childhood Cancer Foundation
The NATIONAL CHILDHOOD CANCER FOUNDATION is leading the fight against childhood cancer by supporting the cooperative research of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) and by working to raise public awareness of childhood cancer. COG conducts ground – breaking research and gives state-of-the-art care to infants, children, teens and young adults with cancer at over 235 institutions throughout North America, and at sites in Europe and Australia. The NCCF is dedicated to reducing the devastating impact of cancer on infants, children, adolescents and young adults by supporting clinical and laboratory research on cancer causes, treatments, and cures, and by education and advocacy for the needs of children with cancer and their families.

National Children’s Leukemia Foundation
Provides a wide variety of services, support and referrals to leukemia patients and their families.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)
Founded in 1986 of, by and for cancer survivors, the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) has grown into a leading national advocacy organization. With its roots firmly planted in communities nationwide, NCCS is the only patient-led organization working on behalf of people with all types of cancer and those who care for them.

National Collegiate Cancer Foundation
The National Collegiate Cancer Foundation mission is to provide services and support to the narrow group of college students who have been diagnosed with cancer.

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
It’s goals are to generate widespread awareness about colorectal cancer and encourage people to learn more about how to reduce their risk for the disease through a healthy lifestyle and regular screening.

National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance
The NCCRA is dedicated to the eradication of colon cancer by harnessing the power of celebrity to promote education, fundraising, research and early medical screening.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is an alliance of the world’s leading cancer centers. Established to enhance the leadership role of member institutions in the evolving managed care environment, the NCCN seeks to support and strengthen the mission of member institutions in three basic areas, of providing state-of-the-art cancer care to the greatest number of patients in need; to advance the state of the art in cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment through excellence in basic and clinical research; and to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of cancer care delivery through the ongoing collection, synthesis and analysis of outcomes data.

National Familial Lung Tumor Registry
Dedicated to the further understanding of lung cancer causes; provides educational resources to persons at risk for lung cancer.

National Familial Pancreas Tumor Registry
Dedicated to gaining a better understanding of the genetic basis for development of carcinomas of the pancreas, as well as serving as a resource to investigators interested in this area of research.

National Family Care Givers Association
National charitable organization dedicated to making life better for all of America’s family caregivers.

National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction
Provides treatment and re-constructive surgery to facially disfigured patients who are unable to afford private care; trains health care professionals in the field of re-constructive surgery; encourages research, and supplies information to the public.

National Health Information Center (NHIC)
Provides the public with a referral service for health information.

National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization
Dedicated to the education and advocacy of fundamentals of hospice care, as well as providing for the unique needs of the terminally ill and his/her family.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Provides consumer health publications, clinical trial information, and health hotlines, as well as various links to multiple organizations for cancer patients and families.

National Insurance Consumer Hotline
Helps consumers find insurance companies to meet their needs. Handles complaints and inquires about locating appropriate insurance.

National Kidney Cancer Association
Provides information on kidney cancer including research, advocacy and insurance issues.

National Lymphedema Network
Provides education and guidance to lymphedema patients, healthcare professionals and the general public.

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC)
Promotes ovarian cancer awareness and education.

National Patient Advocate Foundation
Provides legal counseling and referals to patients who are denied insurance, facing employment discrimination and provide consultants to assist with managed care issues.

National Patient Travel Center
Charitable travel and housing arrangements through Angel Flight America and the National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses.

National Prostate Cancer Coalition
Grassroots advocacy organization seeking to raise funds for research of prostate cancer.

National Society of Genetic Counselors
A family history of cancer can increase your own risk for developing the disease.  While most cancers occur by chance, it is estimated that about 5-10 percent of cancer cases run in families (hereditary).  Cancer genetic counselors can help you learn about the impact your personal and family history has on your chance of developing cancer, as well as the risk to other family members.  To learn more about genetic counseling and/or to locate a genetic counselor in your area, please go to

National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP)
The National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) is a clinical trials cooperative group supported since its inception by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Neuroblastoma Children’s Cancer Society
Help for Children and Their Families; Oncology Research; Public Awareness Education.

The NY LifeLab
The NY LifeLab (the LifeLab) is dedicated to helping young adult cancer survivors rebuild their lives after treatment.

O Resources

Provides information to cancer patients, families, healthcare professionals and the general public.

Oncology Nursing Society
Dedicated to excellence in patient care, teaching, research, administration and education in the field of oncology.

Oral Cancer Foundation
The Oral Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to saving lives through education, research, prevention, advocacy, and support for persons with oral cancer. The Foundation provides an online Oral Cancer Forum, which includes a message board and chat room that connect newly diagnosed patients, family members, and the public.

Our House
A non-profit bereavement center that provides grief support groups for children ages 3 through 18 who have lost a parent or sibling, providing them with a safe place where they learn to cope with that loss.

Outlook: Life Beyond Childhood Cancer
Addresses the needs of survivors of childhood cancer and their families.

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization devoted to the formulation of early diagnostic treatment programs and research towards the ultimate conquest of ovarian cancer.

The Orange County Foundation for Oncology Children and Families (OCF-OCF)
Provides activities for pediatric cancer patients and families.

The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
The Alliance aims to establish a coordinated national effort to place ovarian cancer education, policy and research issues prominently on the agendas of national policy makers and women’s health care leaders.

P Resources

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN)
Works to focus national attention on the need to find the cure for pancreatic cancer and provides public and professional education that embraces the urgent need for more research, effective treatments, prevention programs, and early detection methods.
Confronting pancreatic cancer, a non-profit website which hosts the world’s largest database of clinical trials against pancreatic cancer,provides current scientific and medical information about pancreatic cancer, especially oriented to treatment.P

Paris Woman Journal
Paris Woman Journal provides information that enables women in the English-speaking community to live, network, and work comfortably in Paris. Our goal is to keep international Paris women in touch by promoting warmth and friendliness, a sense of community and inspiration. Join us to explore cultures, discover Paris, share ideas and make friends. Paris Woman invites everyone to get connected and get involved with our community while staying in Paris.

Partnership For Caring: America’s Voices For The Dying 
A national nonprofit organization that partners individuals and organizations in a powerful collaboration to improve how people die in our society. Among other services, Partnership for Caring operates the only national crisis and information hotline dealing with end-of-life issues and provides state-specific living wills and medical powers of attorney. 

Patient Advocate Foundation
Provides education and legal counseling on a national level to cancer survivors concerning managed care, insurance and financial issues.

Patient Advocates for Advanced Cancer Treatment (PAACT)
Provides educational material & cancer newsletters online to cancer patients.

Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation of the United States
The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation of the United States (PBTFUS) seeks to find the cause and cure of brain tumors in children by supporting medical research, increasing public awareness of the disease and aiding in early detection and treatment of childhood brain tumors.

People Living Through Cancer
People Living Through Cancer was founded in 1983 by and for those dealing with a cancer diagnosis. PLTC offers support services throughout the state, including a variety of support groups, a one-on-one matching program, a bilingual telephone lifeline, the largest cancer-related library for consumers in the state, an annual survivor’s conference, facilitator training, a Native American training program and a quarterly newsletter. Programs are led by individuals who have a personal experience with cancer and serve over 2500 people per year.

Pink Door
A national 501c3 organization created to assist all single, divorced, or widowed women cancer survivors in researching, creating and finding new job opportunities. Pink Door’s goal is to help these particular survivors find the ways and means to a whole new career. 

Planet Cancer
Provides online support for young adults with cancer in their 20’s and 30’s through information, resources, entertainment, and an online community where users can find and communicate with eachother; conducts free weekend retreat programs; and advocates for young adults in order to improve both quality of life and survival rates.

PopSmear is a non-profit organization created by Boston musician and cervical cancer survivor, Christine Baze. The organization’s purpose is to create awareness in the worldwide fight against cervical cancer.

Pregnant with Cancer Support Group
The Pregnant with Cancer Support Group is an international network of women who have faced cancer and pregnancy. The organization can connect a newly diagnosed patient with a woman who has gone through a similar cancer and pregnancy. This woman can lend her support, share her experience and offer hope during a difficult time.

Prepare to Live
Prepare to Live (aka P2L) is the first and only non-profit, charitable organization founded and managed by cancer survivors dedicated to using the power of the web and film to build a Young Adult cancer community. Since 2001 Prepare to Live has been a reliable source of Help, Hope, Information and Inspiration for Young Adult patients, survivors and caregivers coping with cancer worldwide.

Prostate Cancer Foundation
The Prostate Cancer Foundation’s primary mission is to fund promising research into better treatments and a cure for recurrent prostate cancer. The PCF has raised more than $210 million in private donations for prostate cancer research and made research awards to 100 researchers at 100 leading cancer research institutions worldwide. The Prostate Cancer Foundation is now the world’s largest source of philanthropic support for prostate cancer research.

Prostate Net
Provides credible and actionable information about prostate cancer, using a synergistic blend of cancer survivors, renowned cancer clinicians and researchers and corporate supporters, that will enable patients, their families and health professionals to partner in making the appropriate choices to assure the best chance for cure and retention of the desired quality-of-life.

Q Resources

Provides public with a guidance in health fraud, quackery, and intelligent decisions.

R Resources

Resolve, Inc.
National infertility information advocacy and support organization for htose facing fertility issues.

RA Bloch Cancer Foundation
Provides hotline that matches newly diagnosed cancer patients with others who have survived a similar kind of cancer; also offers free information, resources and links to support groups.

Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG)
Cooperative group for the purpose of conducting radiation therapy research and cooperative clinical investigations.

Rare Cancer Alliance
Information, support, and resources for those affected by all rare cancers and pediatric cancers.

RealTime Cancer
Focused on inspiring, informing and supporting young adults, ages 15-30, dealing with cancer

Rexanna’s Foundation
upport efforts dedicated to eliminating lung cancer and enhancing the quality of life for lung cancer patients

Rolling to Recovery

Ronald McDonald House Charities
Provides comfort and care to children and their families in communities around the world and by making grants to other not-for-profit organizations whose programs help children in need.

Survivorship Guide for Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant, Coping with Late Effects Resources

National Bone Marrow Transplant Link
Provides support to BMT patients and families. Serves as an information center for prospect BMT patients and health care professionals. 

S Resources

SHARE: Self-Help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer
SHARE is a non-profit organization that provides support services for women, men and children who have been affected by breast or ovarian cancer. SHARE’s services include information hotlines in English and Spanish, survivor-led support groups, public education, advocacy and wellness programs. SHARE’s model of survivorship also promotes public awareness and early detection of these diseases.

STOP Colon/Rectal Cancer Foundation
The mission of STOP Colon/Rectal Cancer Foundation is the complete eradication of colon and rectal cancer through education about preventive screening and early detection, combined with teaching health lifestyle choices.

Sarcoma Foundation of America 
Provides the organizational framework and the resources required to promote interdisciplinary research in defined areas of basic science, clinical research, and cancer prevention and control.
To strive to extend and improve the lives of sarcoma patients through accurate diagnosis, improved access to care, guidance, education and support.

Sharsheret is a national organization of cancer survivors dedicated to addressing the unique concerns of young Jewish women facing breast cancer.

Sisters Network
Sisters Network is committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has on the African-American Community.

Society of Gynecological Oncologists
Purpose is to improve the care of women with gynecologic cancer, to raise standards of practice in gynecologic oncology and encourage ongoing research.

Southwest Oncology Group
Dedicated to make progress in the prevention and cure of cancer through clinical trials and basic science research.

Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program (SCSCP)
The Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program (SCSCP) is a bridge between standard medical care and all aspects of healing. Their mission is to complement cancer therapy by integrating all aspects of healing: strengthening the body, educating the mind and nurturing hope and courage, while remaining accessible to all patients regardless of economic level. SCSCP is a free program open to current and former cancer patients, their family members and caregivers. Their program provides a framework for cancer care that includes the full spectrum of physical, psychosocial and spiritual support. This team approach empowers patients, caregivers, family and friends by providing the opportunity to select complementary integrative therapies to address individual needs.

Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation
Brightening the lives of seriously ill children and their families through imaginative, resourceful programs and multi-media projects that uplift their spirits to help transcend pain and fear.

Strength for Caring
Strength for Caring is an education and support program for caregivers sponsored by Ortho Biotech, which provides caregivers with the communication tools, interventions, and resources they need to care for a loved one with cancer. Cancer caregivers and patients can learn more about the Strength for Caring program and locate scheduled events in their cities by calling 1-888-I-CARE-80 or by visiting the website.

Sunstone Cancer Support Foundation
From weekend retreats to community outreach programs, the Sunstone Cancer Support Foundation provides life enriching opportunities and support services for those touched by cancer. For retreat information and programming, please visit our website.

SuperSibs! reaches out directly to the children, ages 4 to 18, who are deeply impacted by their brother’s or sister’s pediatric cancer diagnosis. The siblings are provided with specific support, encouragement and advocacy services, all free of charge, through SuperSibs! in an attempt to minimize any negative impacts siblings of cancer patients often deal with. Providing for the brothers and sisters not only offers support to these children, but also provides education, awareness and understanding to them as well. The organization is an uplifting group dedicated to helping these siblings who are often forgotten in times of family crisis (we call them Shadow Survivors).

Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC)
Provides a positive impact on meeting the psychosocial needs of patients as well as preserving, restoring, and promoting physical and emotional health.

Surviving and Movine Forward: The SAMFund for Young Adult Survivors of Cancer
Our mission is to provide financial assistance to cancer survivors who are between the ages of 17 and 35 and are not currently receiving treatment, in order to enable them to pursue educational, professional and personal goals and establish a successful post-treatment life.

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Dedicated to the eradication of breast cancer, a life threatening disease, by advancing research, education, screening and treatment.

The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation
The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of testicular cancer and the need for regular self-examination.

The Skin Cancer Foundation
National organization that provides educaiton on skin cancer and treatment options.

T Resources

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc.
An all-volunteer, non-profit service organization advised by nationally recognized thyroid cancer specialists that educates and supports people with thyroid cancer and their families through person-to-person support, local support groups, a Website, Internet discussion groups, a newsletter, and conferences. We also conduct outreach efforts to increase public awareness of thyroid cancer, encourage research, and connect survivors and families with our support services.

The online component of Look Good…Feel Better for Teens, a program designed to help teens (ages 13-17) with cancer deal with the possible appearance-related, social, and nutritional side effects of treatment through educational resources and in-hospital patient sessions.

Teen Impact
Teen Impact is a program at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles for teens with cancer or other blood diseases. We’re open to teens from any part of the country – even if you’re not getting treated at Childrens Hospital LA. Teen Impact gives teens with cancer a chance to make new friends, share life experiences and participate in fun activities.

Teen Info on Cancer
Get honest cancer information written specifically for you, advice and support on how to cope with cancer, and the space to share your experiences of cancer with other teenagers. TIC is produced and maintained by Cancerbackup, Europe’s leading cancer information charity.

Teens Living with Cancer
The #1 internet resource for 13-18 year-olds

The Ted Mann Family Resource Center
Ted Mann Family Resource Center, which is part of the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA, is a special place designed to help women and their families face the challenges brought about by cancer and its treatments.

The Testicular Cancer Resource Center
Provides information and various links associated with testicular cancer.

Thomas LeBreque Foundation
committed to preventing lung cancer through education and research

Today’s Caregiver Online
Caregiver Media Group and all of its products are developed for caregivers, about caregivers and by caregivers. It produces a magazine dedicated to caregivers, caregivers conferences, and the web site which includes topic specific newsletters, online discussion lists, back issue articles of the magazine, chat rooms and an online store.

U Resources

Us Too International, Inc.
Independent network of support group chapters for men with prostate cancer and their families.

Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
Their mission is to provide support programs, education and resources, free of charge, to benefit young adults, their families and friends, who are affected by cancer, and to promote awareness and prevention of cancer.

United Ostomy Association
Provides education, information, support and advocacy for people who have had or will have intestinal or urinary diversions.

V Resources

Venturing Out Beyond Our Cancer
The VOBOC Foundation at McGill University exists to assist, materially and financially, oncology patients within cancer treatment centers who wish to have an opportunity to venture out and enjoy activities beyond their cancer.

Vulvar Pain Foundation (VPF)
Dedicated to ending the isolation felt by women suffering from vulvar pain and related disorders.

W Resources

We Can, Pediatric Brain Tumor Network
We Can is a parent-initiated group that offers information and emotional support to Southern California families whose children have brain tumors. We Can sponsors lectures, support meetings, social events and a phone/e-mail network that matches up families with similar treatment/recovery issues.

The Wellness Community (East Tennesee)
Provides a program of hope, learning and friendship for adults with cancer and their loved ones.

The Wellness Community of Philadelphia
Cancer Support for Life: A free program of education, support and hope for people worth cancer and their families.

The Wellness Community
Provides free professional programs of support, education and hope for people with cancer and their loved ones. The 23 facilities nationwide, The Virtual Wellness Community on the Internet, and international facilities in Tel Aviv and Tokyo provide a home-like setting for people with cancer to connect with and learn from each other. Online support groups available through The Virtual Wellness Community.

The William S. Graham Foundation for Melanoma Research
Known fondly as “The Billy Foundation”, the primary activities for this 501-C3, non-profit foundation is to raise funds in support of research designated to finding the cure for the later stages of the deadly disease, Malignant Melanoma, to educate the public regarding the cause and prevention; and through specific public awareness programs assist in the early detection of this insidious, potentially lethal cancer.

Well Spouse Association
Our slogan is, when one is sick two need help. There are so many caregivers who feel very alone in their lives. We would like our organization to be better known, so they could find some help and respite breaks from their daily caregiving duties.

weSPARK is a special place dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for cancer patients and their families. weSPARK provides, free of charge, a center where one can join with others to share their experience, strength and hope. weSPARK offers multiple services designed to heal the mind, body and spirit of all those whose lives have been affected by cancer.

Y Resources

The Yul Brynner Head and Neck Cancer Foundation, Inc.
To provide support to head and neck cancer patients throughout the year. To educate children and adults in the disease process, treatment, and prevention of head and neck cancer. To support ongoing research in head and neck oncology.

YWCA Encore Plus
Provides early detection education, and breast and cervical cancer screening support services for women over 50 years old, as well as combined peer group support and exercise programs.

Young Cancer Spouses
Brings together young spouses of adults with cancer to share information, support and experiences.

Young Survival Coalition (YSC)
The Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the only international, non-profit network of breast cancer survivors and supporters dedicated to the concerns and issues that are unique to young women and breast cancer. Through action, advocacy and awareness, the YSC seeks to educate the medical, research, breast cancer and legislative communities and to persuade them to address breast cancer in women 40 and under. The YSC also serves as a point of contact for young women living with breast cancer.

4 Responses to “National Cancer Support & Advocacy Organizations”
  1. Greg says:

    Great list, Heather! Thanks for posting! Here’s another:

    The National CML Society for those living with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia.
    Our mission is to bring you hope through educational resources, access to CML Specialists, and a living, breathing network of others that can share their personal CML experiences and successes.

  2. A fascinating discussion is definitely worth comment. I believe that you
    ought to write more about this subject, it may not be a taboo
    matter but usually folks don’t talk about such subjects. To the next! Many thanks!!

  3. Wendell Kondos says:

    Ovarian cancer is currently treatable if you can arrest it on its early stages. Therefore, early diagnosis is very very critical. ,:,”:

    Warmest wishes

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