The following list of cancer related organizations and their web links originated from the three book series - Everyone's Guide for Cancer; last published in 2006. The organizations generally fell into the following categories: patient oriented organizations, professional, international and wellness.


Patient Resources

American Cancer Society  - The American Cancer Society(ACS) is a nationwide voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer.

National Cancer Institute - "The NCI coordinates the U.S. National Cancer Program and conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other activities related to the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer; the supportive care of cancer patients and their families; and cancer survivorship."

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation - "Komen is the most widely known largest and best-funded breast cancer organization in the United States."

Cancer Support Community (CSC) - "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. This global network of 175 locations, including CSC and Gilda's Club centers, health-care partnerships, and satellite locations that deliver more than $50 million in free support services to patients and families."

Cancer Hope Network - "Free and confidential one-on-one emotional support to cancer patients, their caregivers, and their family members."

American Childhood Cancer Organization - "ACCO is one of the largest grassroots, national organizations dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with cancer and their families. "

CancerCare - Counciling. Support Groups. Education. Financial Assistance - "Provides telephone, online and face-to-face counseling, support groups, education, publications and financial and co-payment assistance. Professional oncology social workers offer personalized care, and all of our services are free of charge."

R.A. Bloch Cancer Foundation - The narrow goal of the R. A. Bloch Cancer Foundation is limited to projects that will help people diagnosed with cancer have the best chance of beating it as easily as possible.

National Coalition for Cancer Advocacy - "NCCS_s mission is to advocate for quality cancer care for all people touched by cancer.ˇ Founded by and for cancer survivors, NCCS created the widely accepted definition of survivorship and defines someone as a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis and for the balance of life."

Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic (CMCC) - The Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic is a community of dedicated women volunteers who offer complementary alternative medicine treatments to women with cancer who are under-served.

National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation (NCSDF) - "National Cancer Survivors Day is an annual, treasured Celebration of Life that is held in hundreds of communities nationwide and around the world. It is a CELEBRATION for those who have survived, an INSPIRATION for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of SUPPORT for families, and an OUTREACH to the community."

Women’s Cancer Resource Center - Berkeley, CA - What began as a group of volunteers has now grown to a staff of eleven and a core group of nearly 200 active volunteers, providing extensive services to women with cancer and their loved ones. While our primary focus is still women with cancer, we have expanded to provide wellness programs for everyone — including people who do not have cancer — regardless of gender.

Hospice Foundation of America - "Hospice Information Center offers testimonials, educational programs, videos, and downloadable fact sheets about end-of-life care, available at no cost."

National Cancer Institute Clinical Trials - The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH.) The NCI is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training.

National Library of Medicine (NLM) - "The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, has been a center of information innovation since its founding in 1836. The worlds largest biomedical library, NLM maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe."

Healthfinder - " has resources on a wide range of health topics selected from approximately 1,400 government and non-profit organizations"

Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program - The Stanford Cancer Institute focuses the world-class expertise of more than 300 researchers and clinicians on the most critical issues in cancer research and medicine today.
Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program

Stanford Hospital and Clinics Health Library - "Sponsored by Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Stanford Health Library provides scientifically-based medical information to help people make informed decisions about their health and health care. All of our services are free."

University of California at San Francisco Medical Center Health Library -

OncoLink: Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania - "OncoLink was founded in 1994 by Penn cancer specialists with a mission to help cancer patients, families, health care professionals and the general public get accurate cancer-related information at no charge. Recent changes have been made to OncoLink to update the look and feel of our site."

American Red Cross- The American Red Cross (ARC) is a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education inside the United States.

Professional groups

National Cancer Institute - "The NCI coordinates the U.S. National Cancer Program and conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other activities related to the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer; the supportive care of cancer patients and their families; and cancer survivorship."

National Institutes of Health (NIH) - "The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a biomedical research facility primarily located in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. An agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, it is the primary agency of the United States government responsible for biomedical and health-related research."

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) - "ASCO promotes and provides for lifelong learning for oncology professionals; cancer research; an improved environment for oncology practice; access to quality cancer care; a global network of oncology expertise; and educated and informed patients with cancer. ASCO is supported by its affiliate organization, the Conquer Cancer Foundation, which funds ground-breaking research and programs that make a tangible difference in the lives of people with cancer."

Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) - To promote excellence in oncology nursing and quality cancer care

Food and Drug Administration - "The FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements, prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs (medications), vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, blood transfusions, medical devices, electromagnetic radiation emitting devices (ERED), cosmetics and veterinary products."

National Comprehensive Cancer Network - "Our mission, as an alliance of leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education, is to improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can live better lives."

American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) - AICR was founded to advance research into cancer prevention

MASCC Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer - "The Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) is an international multidisciplinary organization dedicated to research and education in all aspects of supportive care for people with cancer regardless of the stage of their disease."

American Hospice Foundation - "To improve access to quality hospice care through public education, professional training, and advocacy on behalf of consumers."

Urology Care Foundation - The Urology Care Foundation is committed to advancing urology research and education.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) - The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM.)

Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW) - "The Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW) is a non-profit, international organization dedicated to the enhancement of psychosocial services to people with cancer and their families. Created in 1984 by social workers interested in oncology and by existing national cancer organizations, AOSW is an expanding force of psychosocial oncology professionals."

Children's Hospice International (CHI) - "Children's Hospice International (CHI) is a non-profit organization whose objective is to provide education, legislation, and support for families of children with terminal illnesses. Current healthcare options do not allow the families to choose the type of care for the child; it is mandated by the child's health prognosis. CHI's efforts have resulted in constructive general legislative verbiage and the adoption of new formal options for parents in multiple states."


A.C.Camargo Cancer Center, Sao Paulo - "One of the largest oncologic treatment, teaching and research centers of Latin America, it operates in an integrated and multi-disciplinary basis on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment with success rates comparable to those of large world centers."

Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum - Cancer Research in Germany

Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine

Institut Gustave-Roussy - The Institut Gustave-Roussy is one of the world_s leading cancer-research institutes and the biggest health center dedicated to oncology in Europe

International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) - "IASP brings together scientists, clinicians, health-care providers, and policymakers to stimulate and support the study of pain and to translate that knowledge into improved pain relief worldwide."

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies -

International Union against Cancer - UICC mission:  eliminate cancer as a life-threatening disease for future generations.

Karolinska Institutet - Research at Karolinska Institutet spans the entire medical field, from basic experimental research to patient-oriented and nursing research.

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSHRC) - King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre provides the highest level of specialized healthcare in an integrated educational and research setting.

National Cancer Center Japan -

National Cancer Institute of Canada -

Nutrition and Wellness  

The Vegetarian Resource Group - Provides vegetarian nutrition information and vegetarian recipes.

Cooking Light -

Environmental Nutrition -

Nutrition Action Health Letter -

Tufts University Health and Nutrition Letter -

Vegetarian Times -