American Cancer Society
A 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. Toll-free: 800-227-2345
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
The American Society of Clinical Oncology is a non-profit organization founded in 1964 with the overarching goals of improving cancer care and prevention. Nearly 30,000 oncology practitioners belong to ASCO, representing all oncology disciplines and sub-specialties. Members include physicians and healthcare professionals in all levels of the practice of oncology. A recent report-Progress Against Cancer-highlights the advances in cancer care and survival over the past 40 years.
Cancer.Net (formerly People Living with Cancer)
Provides timely, oncologist-approved information to help patients and families make informed health-care decisions. All content is subject to a formal peer-review process composed of more than 150 medical, surgical, radiation, and pediatric oncologists, oncology nurses, social workers, and patient advocates.
Cancer Support Community
The Cancer Support Community is an international non-profit dedicated to providing support, education and hope to people affected by cancer. As the world’s largest employer of psychosocial oncology mental health professionals in the United States, the organization offers a network of personalized services and education for all people affected by cancer. Its global network brings the highest quality cancer support to the millions of people touched by cancer.
Registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. Offers information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details. This information should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals.
Disease-Specific Education and Advocacy Organizations
There are many online resources for information specific to cancer types. Whenever viewing a website, it is important to evaluate the accuracy, timeliness, and potential for bias of the information listed. Cancer.Net has links to many reliable site-specific organizations.
This free resource website was developed by the College of American Pathologists for people who have been diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones to help them better understand their illness. Visitors will find accurate and credble information on more than 40 of the most common cancers and cancer-related conditions.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
A federally funded government agency which conducts and supports research, training, and education dealing with the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and their families.
National Coalition of Cancer Survivors (NCCS)
Survivor-led cancer advocacy organization working to provide support and education to deal with the full spectrum of survivorship issues related to living with, through, and beyond a cancer diagnosis.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network (Click the "For Patients" tab)
This new consumer website of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of 21 of the world’s leading cancer centers, educates patients with cancer to engage in more informed conversations with healthcare providers so they can live longer and better quality lives. This website helps patients, families, friends, and cancer survivors.
National Family Caregivers Association
Educates, supports, empowers and advocates up for those who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability.
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Washington CARES About Cancer Partnership
They have created a new brochure that summarizes on-line resources on prostate cancer. The brochure, Reference Materials for Early Prostate Cancer Treatment Informed Decision Making, is available to the public for viewing and download at the Health Education Resource Exchange (H.E.R.E). H.E.R.E. is an online clearinghouse of public health education and health promotion materials, projects, people, events, and resources in the State of Washington. H.E.R.E. is designed for people who perform population-based health promotion activities in a variety of settings, primarily state and local health departments, community organizations, clinics, hospitals, and school. H.E.R.E. is developed and maintained by the Office of Health Promotion, Washington State Department of Health.