American Cancer Society 1599 Clifton Road, NE Atlanta GA 30329 800-227-2345 www.cancer.org Information for patients, family and friends, as well as medical professionals. Many publications. Local affiliates and events.
American Pain Society 4700 West Lake Avenue Glenview IL 60025 847-375-4715 www.ampainsoc.org Multidisciplinary community of scientists, clinicians, and other professionals working on public policy and clinical practices.
American Society of Clinical Oncology 1900 Duke Street, #200 Alexandria VA 22314 703-299-0150 www.asco.org Publishes journals and provides medical news for practicioners, has medical information for patients under People Living with Cancer.
Cancer Care, Inc. 275 Seventh Avenue New York NY 1001 800-813-HOPE (4673) www.cancercare.org Provides free professional support for anyone affected by cancer. Has active online community, provides online, telephone and face-to-face counseling.
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation P. O. Box 498 Kensington MD 20895 800-366-2223 www.candlelighters.org A resource for children with cancer, parents of children who are being treated or have been treated for cancer, survivors of childhood cancer, other family members, and professionals.
Caring4Cancer P4 Healthcare LLC 6031 University Blvd. # 235 Ellicott MD 20143 www.caring4cancer.com Commercially-sponsored, but service-oriented, its mission is to provide a complete source of knowledge and support to people with cancer. Has medical news and message boards, patient guides.
Center for Mind-Body Medicine 5225 Connecticut Ave. NW, Ste. 414 Washington DC 20015 202-966-7338 www.cmbm.org An educational organization dedicated to reviving the spirit and transforming the practice of medicine with a more compassionate and comprehensive model of healthcare and health education.
Colon Cancer Alliance 1200 G Street NW, Ste. 800 Washington DC 20005 877-422-2030 www.ccalliance.org National patient advocacy partner of Katie Couric’s National Colorectal Research Alliance. Offers free interactive decision support tools and treatment options report, among other services.
Commonweal Cancer Help Program P. O. Box 316 Bolinas CA 94924 415-868-0970 www.commonweal.org Has a weeklong residential support program for people with cancer, programs for professionals. Advocates for other social causes.
Compassion and Choices P. O. Box 101810 Denver CO 80250-1810 800-247-7421 www.compassionandchoices.org Works to improve care and expand choice at the end of life. Pursues legal reform to promote pain care, strengthen advance directives and support patients and their loved ones during a difficult time.
Corporate Angel Network Westchester County Airport One Loop Road White Plains NY 10604 866-328-313 www.corpangelnetwork.org Arranges free air transportation for cancer patients and family traveling to treatment using empty seats on corporate jets.
Lance Armstrong Foundation P. O. Box 161150 Austin TX 78716-1150 866-467-7205 www.livestrong.org Support for all cancer survivors, their caregivers, family and friends. Offers services to help survivors live life on their own terms. Funds survivorship programs and centers, palliative and end-of-life programs. Advocates for more support for screening and research.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, #310 White Plains NY 10605 800-955-4572 www.leukemia-lymphoma.org Funds research and helps patients and loved ones with leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. Has national call center and regional offices. Provides some financial assistance for patients.
National Cancer Institute PDQ Information Service 6116 Executive Blvd., 3036A Bethesda MD 20892-8322 800-422-6237 www.cancer.gov Part of the National Institutes of Health, the NCI conducts research, including clinical trials, and provides information to doctors and patients about prevention, detection and treatment. PDQs (Physician Data Queries) are reviewed and updated monthly by specialists, and include traditional, complementary and alternative approaches.
National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine NCCAM Clearinghouse P. O. Box 7923 Gaithersburg MD 20898 888-644-6226 www.nccam.nih.gov Begun as the Office of Alternative Medicine within the National Institutes of Health in 1991, OCCAM evaluates complementary and alternative healing practices and provides information on supplements and treatments to professionals and patients.
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship 1010 Wayne Avenue, Ste. 770 Silver Spring MD 20910 877-622-7937 www.canceradvocacy.org Oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy group. Promotes quality care, including symptom management and palliative care. Resources include Cancer Survival Toolbox, which can be ordered for free or listened to online. Has grassroots advocacy network.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organizations 1700 Diagonal Road, Ste. 625 Alexandria VA 22314 800-658-8898 www.nhpco.org Represents hospice and palliative care programs and professionals to improve and expand access to end of life care. Advocates for the terminally ill and their families, educates public and professionals.
National Lymphedema Network 1611 Telegraph Avenue, #1111 Oakland CA 94612 800-541-3259 www.lymphnet.org Provides education and guidance to patients and professionals about this common complication of cancer surgery.
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition 500 Spanish River Blvd., #8 Boca Raton FL 33431 888-OVARIAN (682-7426) www.ovarian.org Raises awareness of ovarian cancer, provides education, support and hope for ovarian cancer patients and families. Local chapters.
Oncolink Abramson Cancer Center University of Pennsylvania 3400 Spruce Street-2 Donner Philadelphia PA 19104-4283 800-789-PENN (7366) www.oncolink.org The internet’s first cancer resource, it remains a leader with medical news updated daily, nurses’ notes, extensive resources by types of cancer, web site links, access to leading medical journals, online ask-the-expert service and individualized plans of care for patients.
Prostate Cancer Foundation 1250 Fourth St., #360 Santa Monica CA 90401 800-757-2873 www.prostatecancerfoundation.org Funds high-impact research to find better treatments and a cure for prostate cancer, advocates for more resources and better awareness.
Ronald McDonald House Charities 1 Kroc Drive Oak Brook IL 60523 630-623-7048 www.rmhc.org Best known for its lodging facilities for families of child cancer patients, also provides family visiting rooms in hospitals and world-wide mobile units with education and medical services.
Skin Cancer Foundation 149 Madison Avenue, Ste. 901 New York NY 10016 800-754-6490 www.skincancer.org Educates the public and medical profession about diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers, and prevention via sun protection.
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation 5005 LBJ Freeway, #250 Dallas TX 75244 800-IMAWARE (462-9273) www.komen.org Its trademark Race for the Cure and other events by its 125 affiliates fund basic and clinical research programs and innovative projects in the areas of breast health education, screening and treatment.
Team Survivor 1223 Wilshire Blvd., #570 Santa Monica CA 90403 310-477-8557 www.teamsurvivor.org Provides exercise and health education programs for women with a present or past diagnosis of cancer. Local chapters offer women the opportunity to reclaim their fitness and build a support system.
Wellness Community National Headquarters 919 18th Street NW, Ste. 54 Washington DC 20006 (202-659-9709) www.thewellnesscommunity.org An international organization dedicated to providing free support, education and hope through professionally-led support groups, educational workshops, and nutrition and mind-body classes at over 20 U. S. communities, satellite programs and international centers.