Formed in 1993 by eight cancer patient organizations that wished to voice the concerns of cancer survivors during the debate on reform of the health care system. At that time, the CLC focused on initiatives that would guarantee cancer survivors access to high quality care provided by cancer specialists.
The mission of this national non-profit organization is to provide free professional help to people with all cancers through counseling, education, information, referrals, and direct financial assistance.
A non-profit, 501(c) (3), educational organization dedicated to reviving the spirit and transforming the practice of medicine. Working to create a more effective, comprehensive, and compassionate model of healthcare and health education.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Information on the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) as well as information about breast cancer, resource materials, fact sheets, and other useful information
Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation. The leading resource for information about breast cancer and women's health, including the latest news in breast cancer prevention, detection, and treatment, and the specific concerns of long-term survivors.
KnowYOURbreastcancer.com is a new website designed for newly diagnosed, early stage breast cancer patients seeking more information about their next steps. It specifically addresses genomic testing and how that can be used in helping them and their doctors best determine their course of therapy.
Since 1991, the National Breast Cancer Coalition's trained advocates have lobbied at the national, state and local levels for public policies that impact breast cancer research, diagnosis and treatment.
Part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NCI coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and their families.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation's medical research agency—making important medical discoveries that improve health and save lives.
The Patient Advocate Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that serves as an active liaison between patients and their insurers, employers and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job discrimination, and/or debt crisis matters related to their diagnosis.
United Way is a worldwide network in 45 countries and territories, including nearly 1,300 local organizations in the U.S. It advances the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all, by focusing on the three key building blocks of education, income, and health.
New York State Cancer Services Program; The Cancer Services Program (CSP) provides free cervical, breast and colorectal cancer screening and diagnostic services for uninsured and underinsured New Yorkers. Uninsured residents can call the CSP toll-free referral line (1-866-442-CANCER), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to be directly connected to cancer screening services in the county in which they live or work. For more information about the CSP, visit: http://www.health.ny.gov/cancerservicesprogram
The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing help and hope to people with chronic or life-threatening illnesses for whom cost limits access to breakthrough medical treatments. To see a list of illnesses that Pan can assist with medications and copays. Click here for a list of covered illnesses and their hyperlink. Learn more about PAN! http://www/panfoundation.org/index.php
The Cancer Support Community is an international non-profit dedicated to providing support, education and hope to people affected by cancer. - See more at: http://www.cancersupportcommunity.org/
Sage Bionetworks Launches "Share the Journey" iPhone App to Study Breast Cancer
A unique iPhone (News - Alert) app introduced in March 2015 is the basis for a research study that will allow participants and researchers to create better, more effective strategies to enhance breast cancer patients' quality of life. This new app can help women track the physical, mental, and emotional after-effects of breast cancer treatment. Using iPhone sensors and participant surveys, the Share the Journey: Mind, Body, and Wellness after Breast Cancer app tracks five common issues related to breast cancer treatment: fatigue, cognitive difficulties, sleep disturbances, mood changes, and reduction in exercise performance. For full articlehttp://green.tmcnet.com/news/2015/03/09/8156791.htm
The National Cancer Institute is the Federal government's principle agency for cancer research and training. They also provide information on clinical trials and complimentary and alternative medicine. For information on clinical trials click here. For more information on complementary medicine and alternatives click here.
Smart Patients is an online community for patients and families affected by a variety of illnesses. Here you can learn at your own level about scientific developments related to your condition, share your questions and concerns with other members, and use what you learn in the context of your own life. For more information click here.