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Cancer.net brings the expertise and resources of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) to people living with cancer and those who care for and care about them. ASCO is composed of nearly 25,000 oncologists globally who are the leaders in advancing cancer care. All the information and content on Cancer.Net was developed and approved by the cancer doctors at ASCO. Cancer.Net provides timely, oncologist-approved information to help patients and families make informed health-care decisions.

The National Cancer Institute provides a wide range of accurate, credible cancer information on their site. For the general public, patients, and health professionals, the site offers consumer-oriented information on a wide range of topics as well as comprehensive descriptions of their research programs and clinical trials. Scientists will find detailed information on specific areas of research interest and funding opportunities.

The American Cancer Society is a voluntary organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. It conducts and supports programs of research, education, and service to the cancer patient.

The American Institute for Cancer Research has grown into the nation's leading charity in the field of diet, nutrition, and cancer. AICR supports research into the role of diet and nutrition in the prevention and treatment of cancer. It also offers a wide range of cancer prevention education programs and publications for health professionals and the public.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is the world's leading professional organization representing physicians who treat people with cancer. ASCO's members set the standard for patient care worldwide, and lead the fight for more effective cancer treatments, increased funding for clinical and translational research, and, ultimately, cures for the many different cancers that strike millions of people around the world every year.

The American Medical Association is the nation's leader in promoting professionalism in medicine and setting standards for medical education, practice, and ethics. There are many resources available for patients' advocacy, clinical practice tools, consumer health information, ethics, journals, and legal issues for physicians, literature, medical education, insurance, public health, and science.

The American Lung Association® (ALA) is the oldest voluntary health organization in the United States, with a National Office, constituent and affiliate associations around the country. Founded in 1904 to fight tuberculosis, ALA today fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control, and environmental health.

American Pain Foundation, The American Pain Foundation (APF) provides information and education about pain and pain management through free publications, a website, an online pain community, e-mails, and toll-free calls. APF supports research and advocacy, bringing the voices of people with pain to healthcare providers and government agencies.

Association of Cancer Online Resources, Inc. (ACOR), as part of its mission, creates, produces, hosts and manages a very large number of specific online resources for cancer patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals and basic research scientists. 

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation are people who are committed to fighting breast cancer head-on by doing all that they can to eradicate this disease. There is a Helpline available to help empower women and their families by providing them with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about breast health or breast cancer concerns.

CancerCare - CancerCare's professional social work staff offer support groups that provide emotional support assist you in coping with treatment and side effects, help you understand and talk to your healthcare provider, and guide you to resources. All CancerCare services are free of charge.

CancerFacts.com is owned and operated by NexCura, Inc. We are the first company to use scientific data from significant clinical studies to generate reports tailored to a patient's unique medical condition through the Cancer ProfilerT, a powerful database tool. Whether you are coping with cancer yourself or providing care to someone with cancer, here you'll find reliable information, valuable services, and a supportive community.

CancerIowa.com is a one-stop resource to answer your questions about cancer. Learn how to prevent cancer, where to be screened for cancer, how cancers are treated and what community resources are available. The resources listed will give you and your family up-to-date information on programs and services within your home county. You'll find out about support groups, hospitals, hospice care, visiting nurses, and much, much more.

The Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB) are a national clinical research group sponsored by the National Cancer Institute. CALGB is a national network medical centers, community hospitals and physicians who collaborate in clinical research studies aimed at reducing the morbidity and mortality from cancer, relating the biological characteristics of cancer to clinical outcomes and developing new strategies for the early detection and prevention of cancer. CALGB research is focused on seven major disease areas: leukemia, lymphoma, breast cancer, lung cancer, gastrointestinal malignancies, genitourinary malignancies, and melanoma.

The Cancer Support Community - As the largest professionally led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide, the Cancer Support Community (CSC) is dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community.

The John Stoddard Cancer Center offers patients, their families, and friends direct access to CarePages, an online community of millions of people coming together to share the challenges, hopes and triumphs of anyone facing a life-changing health event.

The Children's Oncology Group is a National Cancer Institute-supported clinical trials cooperative group devoted exclusively to childhood and adolescent cancer research. COG develops and coordinates cancer clinical trials conducted at the 238 member institutions, which include cancer centers of all major universities and teaching hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as sites in Europe and Australia. COG members include over 5000 cancer researchers dedicated to saving the lives of children with cancer.

Drug Treatment Options - www.cancer.gov - Information on drug treatment options and on drug development and approval.

The Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) established in 1955 as one of the first cooperative groups to perform multi-center cancer clinical trials. A cooperative group is a large network of researchers, physicians, and health care professionals at public and private institutions across the countries that are members of the group. Funded primarily by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Gilda's Club Worldwide - Gilda's Club Worldwide provides free social and emotional support to men and women with cancer, their families, and friends. There are Gilda's Clubs throughout the US and Canada.

healthfinder® is an award-winning Federal Web site, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services together with other Federal agencies. It is a key resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet. healthfinder® links to carefully selected information and Web sites from over 1,800 health-related organizations.

Healthwise is a global provider of health information, support tools, and personal care planning for patients, hospitals, and care management companies. Each year, millions of people use the Healthwise content and tools to manage their health, make better health decisions, and live healthier lives. They have also merged with the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation—the nonprofit with the world's greatest depth of knowledge about shared decision making. Together they offer exceptionally strong expertise and reputation in bringing unbiased and evidence-based medical science to people everywhere.

The International Myeloma Foundation provides the most up to date and in-depth information about multiple myeloma including research and treatment advances.

Journal of Clinical Oncology is the foremost, peer-reviewed, biomedical journal focusing on clinical cancer research and is the most authoritative source for current information on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cancer. It ranks first in impact-factor among journals focused solely on clinical oncology research.

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 is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Locks of Love is a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children across the U.S. under age 18 suffering from long-term medical hair loss.

LIVESTRONG -LIVESTRONG SurvivorCare will provide you with information, education, counseling services and referrals to other resources. You can also speak with a professional oncology social worker.

MAMM magazine is a consumer publication devoted to meeting the needs of women diagnosed with breast and reproductive cancer.

Men Against Breast Cancer is the first national non-profit organization designed to target and mobilize men to be active participants in the fight to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease.

The National Children's Cancer Society (NCCS) is a non-profit tax-exempt organization whose mission is to provide direct financial support to children with cancer and their families, for expenses related to cancer treatment. We assist children from birth to age 18 and their families throughout the United States.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship - As the oldest survivor-led advocacy organization, NCCS is a highly respected, authentic voice at the Federal level, advocating for quality cancer care for all Americans and empowering cancer survivors.

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), a not-for-profit alliance of 20 of the world's leading cancer centers, is dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients with cancer.

The National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) is a non-profit organization based in Minneapolis, Minn., the NMDP facilitates unrelated marrow and blood stem cell transplants for patients with life-threatening diseases who do not have matching donors in their families.

The North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG) is an affiliation of approximately 20 community clinics throughout the United States with a research base located at Mayo Cancer Center in Rochester, Minnesota. The main activity of the NCCTG is the development and implementation of clinical cancer research studies.

The Oncology Nursing Society is an online resource for oncology nurses, other healthcare providers, and people with cancer, their family, and friends.

The Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) is a multi-institutional cooperative organization. RTOG is comprised of 250 of the major research institutions nationally and in Canada. They are conducting national cancer study research, currently has 40+ active studies that involve radiation therapy either alone or in conjunction with surgery and/or chemotherapeutic drugs, and interested in quality of life issues and their effects on the cancer patient.

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) promotes and develops the highest standards of radiology and related sciences through education and research.

The Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) is an adult cancer clinical trial organization, one of the largest in the world.