Varian Medical Systems
This site explains what cancer is and how it grows, what radiation therapy is and how it works, who gives the Radiation Therapy treatment, what the treatment process entails, what the side effects are for Radiation Therapy, and the next steps after receiving treatment.
American Cancer Society (ACS)
This site and the free phone line provide information to patients on cancer treatment, early detection and prevention, as well as information on a variety of services available to cancer patients and their families.
This website provides oncology professionals and their patients access to the latest advances in over 20 types of cancer, from prevention strategies and diagnostic procedures to new treatment options and advice on coping with cancer.
Association of Cancer Online Resources
A unique collection of online cancer communities designed to provide timely and accurate information in a supportive environment.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network
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 Foundation for Cancer Research
Research for a Cure. This is a resource for research, related information and news, prevention and detection.
An Oncologist Approved Site
People Living With Cancer, the patient information website of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), is designed to help patients and families make informed health care decisions. The site provides information on more than 85 types of cancer, clinical trials, coping, side effects, a Find an Oncologist database, message boards, patient support organizations, and more.
Markey Cancer Center Research Network
As an NCI-designated cancer center, UK Markey Cancer Center receives research funding and many other opportunities available only to the nation’s best cancer centers. Markey is the only NCI-designated center in Kentucky and one of only 69 in the country.
This charitable organization serves as a wish-granting network for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Their mission reflects the life-changing impact that the foundation has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors, and communities.
Bladder Cancer Web Cafe
Bladder Cancer Web Cafe is an online community for bladder cancer patients and those who care for them, with comprehensive coverage of treatment options, chemo-prevention guidelines, survivor stories, a support group, and more.
American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA)
ABTA funds brain tumor research and provides information to help patients make educated decisions about their health care. The ABTA offers printed materials about research and treatment of brain tumors and provides listings of physicians, treatment facilities, and support groups throughout the country. A limited selection of Spanish-language publications is available.
Brain Tumor Trials
This website, supported by the Musella Foundation For Brain Tumor Research and Information, maintains extensive treatment and clinical trial information for brain tumors.
The Brain Tumor Society
The Brain Tumor Society provides information about brain tumors and related conditions for patients and their families. They offer a patient/family telephone network, educational publications, funding for research projects, and access to support groups for patients.
National Brain Tumor Foundation (NBTF)
NBTF provides patients and families with information on coping with brain tumors. This organization conducts national and regional conferences, publishes printed materials for patients and family members, provides access to a national network of patient support groups, and assists in answering patient inquiries. NBTF also awards grants to fund research. Staff is available to answer calls in Spanish, and some Spanish-language publications are available.
National Breast Cancer Coalition
This organization focuses on three main goals in the fight against breast cancer: increasing cancer research, increasing access for all women to quality treatment and clinical trials, and increasing the influence of women living with breast cancer.
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
This Organization fights to eradicate breast cancer by funding national grants, education, and screening and treatment projects in communities throughout the US.
Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization
Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization has a commitment to provide information and support to anyone who has been affected by breast cancer. This site includes general information about breast cancer and information on screening and detection, information for women and men who have breast cancer, and information for family members and loved ones. Some of this information is also presented in Spanish.
Colon Cancer Alliance
This is a patient-centered, colorectal cancer-specific organization that provides support, education, research, and patient advocacy services.
The Eye Cancer Network
This site provides information for patients with eye cancer and the health care professionals who care for them.
Kidney Cancer Association
The Kidney Cancer Association supports research, offers printed materials about the diagnosis and treatment of kidney cancer, sponsors support groups, and provides physician referral information.
Eyes On the Prize
This site offers a Web community created to provide information, shared experience, resources, support, and company for women with gynecological cancer.
National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC)
The NCCC focuses on providing support to women and their family members on issues related to cervical cancer disease, screening, treatment, and new research.
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC)
The NOCC raises awareness about ovarian cancer and promotes education about the disease. A toll-free telephone number is available for information, referral, support, and education about ovarian cancer. Information about support groups, a database of gynecologic oncologists searchable by state, and educational materials are also available, as well as a limited selection of Spanish-language publications.
Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer, Inc. (SPOHNC)
SPOHNC is a not-for-profit national organization founded in 1991 to address the emotional, psychological, and humanistic needs of people who have oral cancer and head and neck cancer.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
The goal of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is to find cures for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. The Society supports medical research and provides health education materials, as well as the following services: patient financial aid for specified treatment expenses and transportation, family support groups, First Connection (a professionally supervised peer support program), referrals, school re-entry materials, and public and professional education. The Society also provides audiotapes in English and some Spanish-language publications.
Lung Cancer Awareness Campaign
This website is designed to increase lung cancer awareness and its increasing impact on women by including lung cancer facts, recent news, and press releases.
Lymphoma Information Network
This site is devoted to providing detailed information for those with Hodgkin’s disease and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The site is complemented with links to other lymphoma sites for patients and physicians.
Lymphoma Research Foundation of America (LRFA)
LRFA funds research and provides educational information on lymphoma. It offers a helpline for general information on lymphoma, as well as referrals to other resources, oncologists, clinical trials, and support groups. A buddy program is available to match newly diagnosed patients with other lymphoma patients who have coped with the disease. Some Spanish-language publications are also available.
International Myeloma Foundation
The foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for myeloma patients while working towards a cure. It offers information about myeloma, complimentary information packages, access to educational programs, a quarterly newsletter, a toll-free phone/e-mail hot line, an extensive patient-to-patient networking program, and funding for promising research.
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF)
MMRF supports research grants and professional and patient symposia on multiple myeloma and related blood cancers. MMRF publishes a quarterly newsletter and provides referrals and information packets free of charge to patients and family members.
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN)
PanCAN, a nonprofit advocacy organization, educates health professionals and the general public about pancreatic cancer to increase awareness of the disease. PanCAN also advocates for increased funding of pancreatic cancer research and promotes access to and awareness of the latest medical advances, support networks, clinical trials, and reimbursement for care.
Melanoma Patients’ Information Page
Designed for melanoma patients and melanoma investigators–this Web site includes published results of clinical trials in chemotherapy, vaccines, and gene therapy. It also has a database of research abstracts and a bulletin board for questions and answers.
The Melanoma Education Fund
This website provides education about melanoma, emphasizing the importance of monthly self-examination of the skin to detect melanomas early when they are curable.
The Melanoma Research Foundation
This foundation supports medical research for the treatment of melanoma and acts as a resource for melanoma patients, their family, and friends.
The Skin Cancer Foundation
Major goals of the Skin Cancer Foundation are to increase public awareness of the importance of taking protective measures against the damaging rays of the sun and to teach people how to recognize the early signs of skin cancer. They conduct public and medical education programs to help reduce skin cancer.