Resources for Patients, Caregivers and Their Families

   
American Cancer Society
Phone: 1-800-227-2345
Website: www.cancer.org
Focuses on cancer research, education and advocacy; and provides patient and family support services, which vary by locality.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology
Phone: 1-888-651-3038
Website: www.asco.org and www.cancer.net
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is a non-profit organization with the overarching goals of improving cancer care and prevention. Nearly 30,000 oncology practitioners belong to ASCO, representing all oncology disciplines and subspecialties. Members include physicians and health-care professionals in all levels of oncology practice. Cancer.net is a patient site with oncologist approved cancer information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology

Association of Cancer Online Resources
Website: www.acor.org

A collection of online communities for patients designed to provide accurate and timely cancer information in a supportive environment.
 

Journey Forward “Guiding Survivors as They Move Ahead”
Website:
http://www.journeyforward.org/
These days, more and more people survive cancer. But once treatment ends, many survivors feel a bit lost and unsure about their next steps. And the medical professionals caring for cancer survivors sometimes feel unprepared to meet their unique needs. That is why Journey Forward was created. This program deals with the need for Survivors and their doctors to work as a team after active treatment comes to an end. Whether you're a patient or professional, in these pages, you'll find tools and resources to assist you on the journey forward.

 

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Phone: 1-800-422-6237
Website: www.cancer.gov
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is one of 11 agencies that compose the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). 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. The NCI website provides comprehensive information on cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, statistics, research, clinical trials and news.


National Cancer Institute (NCI) Patient, Caregiver and Family Resources
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is one of 11 agencies that compose the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). 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.
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics

 

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
Phone: 1-877-622-7937
Website: www.canceradvocacy.org

This group advocates for quality cancer care for all Americans and the empowerment of cancer survivors through federal policy initiatives.
 

NCCN Patient, Caregiver and Family Resources
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of 21 of the world’s leading cancer centers, is dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients with cancer. Through the leadership and expertise of clinical professionals at NCCN Member Institutions, NCCN develops resources that present valuable information to the numerous stakeholders in the health care delivery system. As the arbiter of high-quality cancer care, NCCN promotes the importance of continuous quality improvement and recognizes the significance of creating clinical practice guidelines appropriate for use by patients, clinicians, and other health care decision-makers
http://www.nccn.com/nccn-cancer-resources.html
 

NCCN Glossary of Cancer Terms
http://www.nccn.com/glossary.html
 

NCCN Guidelines for Patients
NCCN recognizes that patients benefit daily from oncologist use of the NCCN Guidelines and have created patient-friendly versions to provide state of the art cancer treatment information in easy-to-understand language. The NCCN Guidelines for Patients®, translations of the NCCN Guidelines, are meant to help patients with cancer speak with their treating oncologist about their best treatment options.
http://www.nccn.org/patients/default.asp