Resources

Breast Cancer

BreastCancer.org

BreastCancer.org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer. Their mission is to help women and their loved ones make sense of the complex medical and personal information about breast cancer so they can make the best decisions for their lives.

National Breast Cancer Coalition

As a network of hundreds of groups and tens of thousands of individuals, NBCC speaks for women. They’re not afraid to rock the boat. They believe scientists must get the funding they need for meaningful breast cancer research and that everyone must have access to quality care. They believe trained, educated advocates need to have a voice everywhere breast cancer decisions are made, and they believe with Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®, we can end breast cancer by January 1, 2020.

Bladder Cancer

Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network

BCAN’s mission is to increase public awareness about bladder cancer, to advance bladder cancer research, and to provide educational and support services for the bladder cancer community.

Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is fully committed to providing the most comprehensive set of programs and services to fight a very difficult disease. Their commitment and passion are driven by their mission: to advance research, support patients, and create hope for anyone facing pancreatic cancer.

Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer Foundation

Since 1993, PCF has accelerated discovery for better treatments and ultimately cures for prostate cancer. Firmly committed to curing prostate cancer, it is the leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating research globally.

Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer Alliance

Lung Cancer Alliance is the only national non-profit organization devoted solely to support and advocacy for all those living with or at risk for lung cancer. Recognized as one of the most highly rated charities as reviewed by the public on GreatNonprofits.org, Lung Cancer Alliance maintains a 4-star rating by Charity Navigator and is a proud participant of the Combined Federal Campaign.

Lung Cancer.org

Lungcancer.org is a program of CancerCare, 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.

Skin Cancer

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Since its founding in 1979, The Skin Cancer Foundation has set the standard for educating the public and the medical profession about skin cancer, its prevention by means of sun protection, the need for early detection, and prompt, effective treatment. It is the only international organization devoted solely to combating the world’s most common cancer now occurring at epidemic levels.

General

American Cancer Society

Together with our millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society saves lives and creates a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. It is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has 12 chartered Divisions, more than 900 local offices nationwide, and a presence in more than 5,100 communities.

National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute is part of the National Institutes of Health, which is one of 11 agencies that compose the Department of Health and Human Services. The NCI, established under the National Cancer Institute Act of 1937, is the Federal Government’s principal agency for cancer research and training. The National Cancer Act of 1971 broadened the scope and responsibilities of the NCI and created the National Cancer Program. Over the years, legislative amendments have maintained the NCI authorities and responsibilities and added new information dissemination mandates as well as a requirement to assess the incorporation of state-of-the-art cancer treatments into clinical practice.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship is the oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy organization in the country, 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. NCCS organizes Cancer Advocacy Now!™, a legislative advocacy network that engages constituents across the country in federal cancer-related issues. Patient education is also a priority for NCCS. They believe that access to credible and accurate patient information, such as their award-winning Cancer Survival Toolbox® is key to demanding and receiving quality cancer care.