National Cancer Resources

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National Cancer Resources

Why use this list of national cancer resources?

  1. We have compiled a comprehensive list of resources by topic to help narrow your search. This list will get you started on your journey for knowledge, data and support.
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Cancer by Type
Bladder Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network
4915 St. Elmo Avenue, Suite 202
Bethesda, MD 20814
1(888)901-BCAN toll free or 1(301)215-9099
www.bcan.org
Brain National Brain Tumor Society (Spanish)
124 Watertown Street, Suite 2D
Watertown, MA 02472
1(800)770-8287 toll free
www.braintumor.org
Breast Breastcancer.org (Spanish)
7 East Lancaster Avenue, 3rd Floor
Ardmore, PA 19003
1(610)642-6550
www.breastcancer.orgLiving Beyond Breast Cancer
354 West Lancaster Ave., Suite 224
Haverford, PA 19041
(484)708-1550 or (610)645-4567
www.LBBC.orgYoung Survival Coalition (Spanish)
61 Broadway, Suite 2235
New York, NY 10006
1(877)YSC-1011 (972-1011) toll free or 1(646)257-3000
www.youngsurvival.org
Metastatic Breast Faces of Metastatic Breast Cancer
www.facesofmbc.orgMetastatic Breast Cancer Network
P.O. Box 1449
New York, NY 10159
1(888)500-0370 toll-free
www.mbcnetwork.org
Cervical National Cervical Cancer Coalition
P.O. Box 13827
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
1(800)685-5531 toll free
www.nccc-online.org
Colorectal C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition
1414 Prince Street, Suite 204
Alexandria, VA 22314
1(877)4CRC-111 toll free or 1(703)548-1225
www.fightcolorectalcancer.orgColon Cancer Alliance
1025 Vermont Avenue NW, Suite 1066
Washington, DC 20005
1(877)422-2030 toll free or 1(202)628-0123
www.ccalliance.org
Esophagus Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association
P.O. Box 55071, #15530
Boston MA 02205-5071
1(800)601-0613 toll free
www.ecaware.orgEsophageal Cancer Education Foundation
P.O. Box 821
Manalapan, NJ 07726
1(732)446-8520
www.fightec.org
Gynecologic Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (Spanish)
230 W. Monroe, Suite 2528
Chicago, IL 60606
1(800)444-4441 toll free or 1(312)578-1439
www.thegcf.org
Kidney Kidney Cancer Association
P.O. Box 803338 #38269
Chicago, IL 60680
1(800)850-9132 toll free
www.kidneycancer.orgNational Kidney Foundation
30 East 33rd Street
New York, NY 10016
1(800) 622-9010 toll free or 1(212) 889-2210
www.kidney.org
Liver American Liver Foundation
39 Broadway, Suite 2700
New York, NY 10006
1(212)668-1000
www.liverfoundation.org
Lung National Lung Cancer Partnership (Spanish)
1 Point Place, Suite 200
Madison, WI 53719
1(608)833-7905
www.nationallungcancerpartnership.orgLung Cancer Alliance
888 16th Street NW, Suite
150
Washington, DC 20006
1(800)298-2436 toll free or 1(202)463-2080
www.lungcanceralliance.orgLUNGevity Foundation
435 North LaSalle Street, Suite 310
Chicago, IL 60654
1(312) 464-0716
www.lungevity.org
Melanoma Aim at Melanomap
3217 Bob O link Court
Plano, TX 75093
1(972)307-9325
www.aimatmelanoma.orgMelanoma International Foundation
250 Maple Flower Road
Glenmoore, PA 19343
1(866)463-6663 toll free or 1(610)942-3432
www.melanomaintl.orgMelanoma Research Foundation
1411 K Street NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
1(800)673-1290 toll free or 1(202)347-9675
www.melanoma.org
Multiple Myeloma Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor
Norwalk, CT 06851
1(203)229-0464
www.themmrf.org
Leukemia/Lymphoma The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Spanish)
1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 310
White Plains, NY 10605
1(800)955-4572 toll free
www.leukemia-lymphoma.org
Oral SPOHNC: Support for People with Oral, Head & Neck Cancery
P.O. Box 53
Locust Valley, NY 11560-0053
1(800)377-0928 toll free
www.spohnc.org
Ovarian National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
2501 Oak Lawn Avenue, Suite 435
Dallas, TX 75219
1(888) OVARIAN (682-7426) toll free
www.ovarian.orgOvarian Cancer National Alliance
901 E Street NW, Suite 405
Washington, DC 20004
1(866)399-6262 toll free or 1(202)331-1332
www.ovariancancer.orgOvarian Cancer Research Fund
14 Pennsylvania Plaza, Suite 1400
New York, NY 10122
1(800)873-9569 toll free or 1(212)268-1002
www.ocrf.org
Pancreas Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (Spanish)
1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
1(877)272-6226 toll free or 1(310)725-0025
www.pancan.orgNational Pancreas Foundation
101 Federal Street, Suite 1900
Boston, MA 02110
1(866)726-2737 toll free or 1(617)342-7019
www.pancreasfoundation.org
Prostate USTOO Prostate International Education and Support
5003 Fairview Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
1(630)795-1002
www.ustoo.org
Thyroid ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. (Spanish)
P.O. Box 1545
New York, NY 10159-1545
1(877)588-7904 toll free
www.thyca.org
Children‘s Support Kids Konnected (Spanish)
Merit Circle, Suite 103
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
1(800)899-2866 toll free or 1(949)582-5443
www.kidskonnected.org
Clinical Trials ClinicalTrials.gov by the National Insitute of Health
www.clinicaltrials.govCoalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups, Inc.
1818 Market Street, #1100
Philadelphia, PA 19103
1(877)520-4457 toll free
www.cancertrialshelp.orgNational Institutes of Health (Spanish)
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland, 20892
1(301)496-4000
www.nih.gov/health/clinicaltrials
Complementary &
Alternative Medicine
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
P.O. Box 7923
Gaithersburg, MD 20898
1(888)644-6226 toll free or 1(301)519-3153
nccam.nih.gov
Connecting &
Communicating
CaringBridge (Spanish)
1715 Yankee Doodle Road, Suite 301
Eagan, MN 55121
1(651)452-7940
www.caringbridge.orgImerman Angels (matches patient to a survivor)
400 W. Erie Street, Suite #405
Chicago, IL 60654
(877)274-5529 toll free or (312) 274-5529
www.imermanangels.orgMyLifeLine.org
Cancer Foundation
55 Madison Street, Suite 750
Denver, Colorado 80206
1(720)883-8715
www.mylifeline.org
Drug Information Food and Drug Administration (Spanish)
Cancer Liaison Program
(FDA Room 9-49CFH-12)
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
1(888)INFO-FDA (463-6332) toll free or 1(301)827-4460
www.fda.govNLM Drug Portal
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894
druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/drugportal/drugportal.jsp
Emotional Support Cancer Support Community (Spanish)
1050 17th Street NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036
1(202)659-9709
www.cancersupportcommunity.org
Employment Issues Cancer and Careers (Spanish)
1(646)929-8032
www.cancerandcareers.orgCancer Legal Resource Center
1(866)THE-CLRC (843-2572) toll free or 1(213)736-1455
www.cancerlegalresourcecenter.org
End-of-Life Hospice Education Institute
3 Unity Square
P.O. Box 98
Machiasport, ME 04655
1(800)331-1620 toll free or 1(207)255-8800
www.hospiceworld.orgNational Hospice Foundation
1731 King Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
1(877)470-6472 toll free
www.nationalhospicefoundation.org
Financial Assistance CancerCare, Inc. (Spanish)
National Office
275 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10001
1(800)813-HOPE (813-4673) toll free or 1(212)712-8400
www.cancercare.org/financialGiveForward
(Fundraising for your medical expenses)
2039 W. Wabansia Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
1(312)322-1200
www.giveforward.comHill-Burton Free Hospital Care
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 10-105
Rockville, MD 20857
1(800)638-0742 toll free
www.hrsa.gov/gethealthcare/affordable/hillburtonNeedyMeds, Inc.
P.O. Box 219
Gloucester, MA 01931
www.needymeds.org

Patient Advocate Foundation (Spanish)
421 Butler Farm Road
Hampton, VA 23666
1(800)532-5274 toll free or 1(757)873-6668
www.patientadvocate.org

General Information American Cancer Society (ACS) (Spanish)
National Office
1599 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329 1(800)ACS-2345 (227-2345) toll free
www.cancer.orgAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) (Spanish)
2318 Mill Road, Suite 800
Alexandria, VA 22314
1(888)651-3038 toll free or 1(517) 483 1780
www.cancer.netCancerCare, Inc. (Spanish)
National Office
275 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10001
1(800)813-HOPE (813-4673) toll free or 1(212)712-8400
www.cancercare.orgNational Cancer Institute (NCI)
Office of Communications and Education
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 300
Bethesda, MD 20892
1(800)4-CANCER (422-6237) toll free or 1(301)451-6879
www.cancer.gov

National Health Information Center
P.O. Box 1133
Washington, DC 20013-1133
1(800)336-4797 toll free or 1(301)565-4167
www.nhic.org

Hereditary Bright Pink
670 North Clark Street, Suite 2
Chicago, IL 60654
www.brightpink.orgFacing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered, Inc. (FORCE)
16057 Tampa Palms Boulevard West, PMB 373
Tampa, FL 33647
1(866)288-RISK (288-7475) toll free or 1(954)255-8732
www.facingourrisk.orgGenetic Alliance, Inc.
4301 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 404
Washington, DC 20008
1(202)966-5557
www.geneticalliance.orgHereditary Cancer Center
Creighton University
Department of Preventative Medicine
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178
1(800)648-8133 toll free or 1(402)280-2942
medschool.creighton.edu
Home Relief CareCalendar
www.carecalendar.orgCleaning for a Reason
211 South Stemmons, Suite G
Lewisville, TX 75067
1(877)337-3348 toll free
www.cleaningforareason.org
Hotlines American Cancer Society (Spanish)
Many language transations offered. Call to learn if they can help you in your native language.
1(800)ACS-2345 (227-2345) toll freeCancerCare, Inc. (Spanish)
211 South Stemmons, Suite G
1(800)813-HOPE (813-4673) toll free or 1(212)712-8400
Image Look Good…Feel Better (Spanish)
1(800)395-LOOK (395-5665) toll free
www.lookgoodfeelbetter.orgShop Well With You
P.O. Box 1270
New York, NY 10009
1(800)799-6790 toll free or 1(212)226-0466
www.shopwellwithyou.org
Intimacy American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists
1444 I Street NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
1(202)449-1099
www.aasect.org
LGBT Support GLMA: Gay & Lesbian Medical Association
1326 18th Street NW, Suite 22
Washington, DC 20036
1(202)600-8037
www.glma.orgThe Mautner Project
1300 19th Street NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
1(866)MAUTNER (628-8637) toll free or 1(202)332-5536
www.mautnerproject.orgNational LGBT Cancer Network
136 West 16th Street #1E
New York, NY 10011
1(212)675-2633
www.cancer-network.org
Lymphedemay National Lymphedema Network
116 New Montgomery Street, Suite 235
San Francisco, CA 94105
1(800)541-3259 toll free or 1(415)908-3681
www.lymphnet.org
Medical Specialty
Societies
American Association of Cancer Research
615 Chestnut Street, 17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106-4404
1(866)423-3965 toll free or 1(215) 440-9300
www.aacr.orgAmerican College of Radiology
1891 Preston White Drive
Reston, VA 20191
1(800)ACRLINE (227-5463) toll free or 1(703)648-8900
www.acr.orgAmerican College of Surgeons
633 North St. Clair Street
Chicago, IL 60611
1(800)621-4111 toll free or 1(312)202-5000
www.facs.orgAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) (Spanish)
2318 Mill Road, Suite 800
Alexandria, VA 22314
1(888)651-3038 toll free or 1(571)483-1780
www.cancer.net

American Society of Hematology
2021 L Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20036
1(202)776-0544
www.hematology.org

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
444 East Algonquin Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
1(888)475-2784 toll free or 1(847)228-9900
www.facingourrisk.org

American Society of Radiation Oncology
8280 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Suite 500
Fairfax, VA 22031
1(703)502-1550
www.astro.org

National Society of Genetic Counselors
401 North Michigan Avenue, 22nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
1(312)321-6834
www.nsgc.org

Nutrition American Institute for Cancer Research
1759 R Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
1(800)843-8114 toll free or 1(202)328-7744
www.aicr.orgThe Cancer Project
5100 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite. 400
Washington, D.C. 20016
1(202)244-5038
www.cancerproject.org
Pain American Chronic Pain Association (Spanish)
P.O. Box 850
Rocklin, CA 95677-0850
1(800)533-3231 toll free or 1(916)632-0922
www.theacpa.orgGlobal Access to Pain Relief Initiative
www.gapri.org
Periodicals Coping
P.O. Box 682268
Franklin, TN 37068
1(615)790-2400
www.copingmag.comCure Magazine
3102 Oak Lawn Avenue, Suite 610
Dallas, TX 75219
1(800)210-CURE (210-2873) toll free or 1(214)367-3500
www.curetoday.comPatient Resource Cancer Guide
8455 Lenexa Drive Overland
Park, KS 66214
1(913)725-1600
www.patientresource.comaWomansHealth Magazine
www.awomanshealth.com
Pregnancy & Fertility Hope for Two…The Pregnant with Cancer Network
P.O. Box 253
Amherst, NY 14226
1(800)743-4471 toll free
www.pregnantwithcancer.orgMyOncofertility.orge
1(866)708-FEERT (3378) toll free
www.myoncofertility.org
Religious Support F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Christian Cancer Care
1350 13th Avenue South
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
1(904) 270-9707
www.friendschristiancancercare.comSharsheret (Jewish)
1086 Teaneck Road, Suite 3A
Teaneck, NJ 07666
1(866)474-2774 toll free or 1(201)833-2341
www.sharsheret.org
Research American Association for Cancer Research
615 Chestnut Street, 17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106
1(866)474-2774 toll free or 1(201)833-2341
www.aacr.orgNational Cancer Institute (NCI) (Spanish)
Office of Communications and Education
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 300
Bethesda, MD 20892
1(800)4-CANCER (422-6237) toll free
www.cancer.gov
Retreats
Most of the retreats are
free or charge low fees.
Call to learn more.
Betty J. Borry Breast Cancer Retreats
21 Littlehale Road
Durham, NH 03824
1(603)868-7599
www.bjbbreastcancerretreats.orgCamp Mak-A-Dream
P.O. Box 1450
Missoula, MT 59806
1(406)549-5987
www.campdream.orgCommonweal Cancer Help Program
P.O. Box 316
Bolinas, CA 94924
1(415)868-0970
www.commonweal.orgFirst Descents
6000 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Suite 120
Greenwood Villlage, CO 80111
1(303)945-2490
www/firstdescents.org

Healing Odyssey
23591 El Toro Road, Suite 214
Lake Forest, CA 92630
1(949)951-3930
www.healingodyssey.org

Kokolulu Farm and Cancer Retreat
PO Box 340
Hawi, HI 96719
(808)889-9893
www.cancer-retreat.org

Life Beyond Cancer Foundation
21 Waterway Avenue, Suite 300
The Woodlands, TX 77380
1(800)282-LBCF (5223) toll free
www.lifebeyondcancer.org

Smith Farm Center: Cancer Help Program
1632 U Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
1(202)483-8600
www.smithfarm.com

Stowe Weekend of Hope
P.O. Box 1320
51 Main Street
Stowe, VT 05672
1(888)247-8693 toll free
www.stowehope.org

Sleep National Sleep Foundation (Spanish)
1010 N. Glebe Road, Suite 310
Arlington, VA 22201
1(703)243-1697
www.sleepfoundation.org
Survivorship Cancervive
6500 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA 90048
1(310)203-9232
www.cancervive.orgLance Armstrong Foundation (Spanish)
2201 East Sixth Street
Austin, TX 78702
1(877)236-8820 toll free or 1(512)236-8820
www.livestrong.orgNational Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (Spanish)
1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 770
Silver Spring, MD 20910
1(888)650-9127 toll free or 1(301)650-9127
www.canceradvocacy.org
Travel
Affordable Accommodations
ACS Hope Lodge
1(800)ACS-2345 (227-2245) toll free
www.cancer.orgJoe’s House (Spanish)
505 East 79th Street, Suite 17E
New York, NY 10075
1(877)563-7468 toll free
www.joeshouse.orgNational Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses Inc.
P.O. Box 1439
Gresham, OR 97030
1(800)524-9730 toll free
www.nahhh.org
Free Air Travel Air Charity Network
4620 Haygood Road, Suite 1
Virginia beach, VA 23455
1(800)549-9980 toll free
www.aircharitynetwork.orgCorporate Angel Network, Inc.
Westchester County Airport
One Loop Road
White Plains, NY 10604-1215
1(866)328-1313 toll-free patient line or 1(914)328-1313
www.corpangelnetwork.org
Wigs Halos of Hope
P.O. Box 1998
Arlington Heights, IL 60006
www.halosofhope.org