General Cancer Information & Support
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
AACR is the a leading source of information about advances in the causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer. By accelerating the growth and spread of new knowledge about cancer, AACR is on the front lines of the quest for prevention and cure.
American Cancer Society (ACS)
A voluntary organization that offers a variety of services to patients and their families. The ACS also supports research, provides printed materials, and conducts educational programs. Spanish language help available.
(800) ACS-2345 (800-227-2345)
American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)
Provides information about cancer prevention, particularly through diet and nutrition. They offer a toll-free nutrition hotline, pen pal support network, and funding of research grants. Spanish language publications available. (800) 843-8114
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Contains more than 40,000 pages of information, including: cancer resources on the Internet, finding an oncologist, and up-to-date information about cancer policy issues.
Developed by Ortho Biotech Products, Cancer.com is a portal aggregating links to cancer-related websites and online tools. The information is organized by topic, and there are special sections for caregivers and healthcare professionals.
Cancer Care, Inc.
A national nonprofit agency that offers free support, information, financial assistance, and practical help to people with cancer and their loved ones. Services are available in person, over the phone, and through the agency's website. Spanish language help available.
Telephone Education Workshop Calendar
(800) 813-HOPE (800-813-4673)
Cancer Consultants is dedicated to providing comprehensive prevention and treatment information, up-to-date news, and clinical trials listings for cancer patients and their families.
Cancer Hope Network
The Cancer Hope Network provides individual support to cancer patients and their families by matching them with trained volunteers who have undergone and recovered from a similar cancer experience.
For the past 17 years, Cancervive has provided counseling, education and advocacy to cancer patients, family members and health professionals. Our patient education materials (books, documentary videos and games) are being used and valued in every major cancer center.
Canadian organization affiliated with the Canadian Cancer Society. Offers education and support for patients and family members. Attempts to match volunteers who have survived cancer with patients who are in the hospital. Services provided in English and French.
In Canada, call: 1-888-939-3333; In the US call: (800) ACS-2345
Scott Hamilton's website is designed to provide the latest information about chemotherapy to patients and their families, caregivers and friends.
Coalition of National Cancer Cooperative Groups, Inc.
Provides basic information about cancer clinical trials, a list of available trials offered by seven cooperative groups, and helpful links to patient advocate groups.
Corporate Angel Network, Inc. (CAN)
CAN finds free air transportation (on corporate planes) for cancer patients who need medical treatment. Patients must be ambulatory.
A nonprofit organization dedicated to helping cancer patients with fertility issues.
Livestrong: Lance Armstrong Foundation
The Foundation focuses its activities in the following areas: survivor resources and support, survivorship programs, national advocacy initiatives, scientific and clinical research grants.
National Cancer Institute
Provides accurate, up-to-date information on many types of cancer, information on clinical trials, resources for people dealing with cancer, and information for researchers and health professionals. Help also available for the deaf and in Spanish.
(800) 4-CANCER (800-422-6237)
National Cancer Institute: Clinical Trials at NIH
In-depth information on clinical trials
National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation (NCSD)
National Cancer Survivors Day is the world’s largest cancer survivor event and is celebrated on the first Sunday in June of each year in more than 700 communities throughout North America and elsewhere. A free celebration planning kit is available from the foundation.
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)
NCCS is a network of groups and individuals that offer support to cancer survivors and their loved ones. It provides information and resources on cancer support‚ advocacy‚ and quality-of-life issues. A section of the NCCS website and a limited selection of publications are available in Spanish.
National Lymphedema Network, Inc.
Cancer organization focusing on Lymphedema. The network publishes a quarterly newsletter, provides referrals, presents a biennial national conference and offers educational materials for purchase.
The Mautner Project for Lesbians with Cancer
Provides support, education, information and advocacy for health issues relating to lesbians with cancer and their families. Help also available in Spanish.
Affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center. A comprehensive website that provides information about specific types of cancer, updates on cancer treatments and news about research advances.
People Living With Cancer
People Living With Cancer is the patient information website of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). PLWC provides timely, oncologist-approved information to help patients and families make informed health-care decisions.
R. A. Bloch Cancer Foundation, Inc.
The foundation matches newly diagnosed cancer patients with trained‚ home-based volunteers who have been treated for the same type of cancer. Informational materials and a list of institutions that offer second opinions also available.
Vital Options International TeleSupport Cancer Network
An organization that facilitates a weekly syndicated call-in cancer talk show linking callers with other patients, long-term survivors, family members, physicians, researchers and therapists. Offers services in English and French.
The Wellness Community
Provides free psychological and emotional support to cancer patients and their families. They offer support groups on stress reduction and cancer education workshops‚ nutrition guidance‚ exercise sessions‚ and social events.
(888) 793-WELL (888-793-9355)