Advocacy Groups

American Cancer Society 1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345) 1875 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 730 Washington, DC 20009

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide community-based health organization. The ACS educates the public about cancer, raises funds for cancer research, and runs support groups across the country. The society?s website provides educational materials such as a guide to treatment options, information on how to find a clinical trial, and information on finding resources in your own community.

Black Women?s Health Imperative 1-202-548-4000 1420 K St., N.W., Suite 10000 Washington, DC 20005

The Black Women?s Health Imperative is a health education, research, advocacy and leadership-development institution. Its website provides information, educational materials, news and other resources related to cancer and other health issues facing black women.

BC Cancer Agency 1-604-877-6000 675 West 10th Ave. Vancouver, British Columbia, V52 1L3 Canada

The BC Cancer Agency (BCCA) educates the people of British Columbia and the Yukon about cancer. The BCCA provides information about prevention, screening and early detection. It also educates people about treatment options, including alternative therapies. In addition to its informational services, the BCCA also has one-on-one support services and support groups.

CancerCare 1-800-813-HOPE (1-800-813-4673) 275 Seventh Ave. New York, NY 10001

CancerCare provides counseling, online and telephone support, educational information and financial assistance to patients, families and caregivers who are dealing with all types of cancer. The organization offers specialized programs that focus on the unique needs of caregivers, children and young adults, patients with rare or advanced cancers, and individuals facing end-of-life issues. CancerCare?s services are available in English and Spanish. Programs are provided by trained oncology social workers and are completely free of charge.

Cancer and Careers

Cancer and Careers provides support to women who are either working during cancer treatment or returning to work after treatment. The organization?s website hosts discussion boards on which women can talk to career coaches about the challenges they face in returning to the workplace. The website also provides information about employees? legal rights in the workplace and offers advice about how to talk to supervisors and co-workers about cancer. Cancer and Careers publishes informational booklets in both English and Spanish and also publishes a booklet specifically for women living in the United Kingdom. The organization also offers information for employers about how they can support employees who are working during cancer treatment.  

Cancer Hope Network 1-877-HOPENET (1-877-467-3638) 2 North Road, Suite A Chester, NJ 07930

The Cancer Hope Network provides free and confidential one-on-one support to cancer patients and their families. All of its support volunteers are specially trained cancer survivors.

Cancer Legal Resource Center 1-866-843-2572 919 Albany St. Los Angeles, CA 90015

The Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC) is a joint program of the Disability Rights Legal Center and Loyola Law School. The CLRC provides free and confidential information and resources on cancer-related legal issues to cancer survivors, caregivers, health care professionals, employers and others coping with cancer. These resources include a telephone assistance line, educational seminars, teleconferences and webinars, and public policy updates.

Cancer Really Sucks 1-319-393-9681 P.O. Box 11264 Cedar Rapids, IA 52410-1264

Cancer Really Sucks is designed to help teenagers who have a loved one with cancer. The website hosts forums and monthly chat rooms in which teens can connect with other teens to discuss cancer-related issues. The website also offers advice from mental health professionals and social workers about how to cope with a loved one?s cancer.

Cancer Wellness Center 1-866-292-9355 215 Revere Drive Northbrook, IL 60062

The Cancer Wellness Center provides support groups for people living with cancer in and around Northbrook, Ill., as well as individual support services and services for couples and families. The center also hosts a variety of stress-reducing workshops including Qigong, meditation and yoga classes, and spirituality discussion groups.

The Center for Patient Partnerships 1-608-265-6267 975 Bascom Mall, Suite 4311 Madison, WI 53706

The Center for Patient Partnerships is an advocacy and education program that advocates for the needs and rights of people facing life-threatening diseases, including cancer, all around the world. The Center for Patient Partnerships helps patients understand their diagnoses and treatment options, deal with illness-related work issues, and handle insurance issues.

Corporate Angel Network 1-866-328-1313 Westchester County Airport One Loop Road White Plains, NY 10604-1215

The Corporate Angel Network arranges free travel on corporate jets for cancer patients, bone marrow donors and bone marrow recipients who are traveling to cancer treatment centers. Its website has information on how patients can make arrangements for their flights. The website also has a short list of resources for cancer patients.

Family Caregiver Alliance 1-800-445-8106 180 Montgomery St., Suite 1100 San Francisco, CA 94104

The Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA), which provides information and support to caregivers, publishes factsheets about caregiving issues in English, Spanish and Chinese. The organization also offers advice about how to handle caregiving responsibilities and the health impacts that stress can have on caregivers, and it also provides online support groups.

Fertile Hope 1-888-944-HOPE (1-888-944-4673) P.O. Box 624 New York, NY 10014

Fertile Hope provides information about fertility and fertility risks to cancer patients and survivors. The organization offers information about fertility options and adoption, and maintains a database of reproductive specialists and resources around the country. It also helps people find financial aid to help cover the cost of fertility treatments. Additionally, Fertile Hope provides an online message board on which individuals can discuss a fertility issues with others facing similar challenges.

Fighting Chance 1-631-725-4646 P.O. Box 1358 Sag Harbor, NY 11963

Fighting Chance provides services for people living with cancer in Long Island, N.Y. Among its resources are monthly support group meetings and oncology social workers who are available for individual support and counseling. The organization publishes a resource guide with information about treatment and clinical trials as well as listings for support and transportation services.

Friends of Cancer Research 1-703-302-1503 2231 Crystal Dr. Suite #200 Arlington, VA 22202

Friends of Cancer Research is a nonprofit organization that aims to accelerate progress toward better tools for the prevention, detection and treatment of cancers. The organization raises awareness about cancer and educates the public about cancer research. It also publishes a monthly newsletter.

Intercultural Cancer Council 1-713-798-4617 Baylor College of Medicine Suite #1025 1709 Dryden St., Suite 1025 Houston, TX 77030

The Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC) is an advocacy group devoted to promoting policies, programs, partnerships and research aimed at eliminating the unequal burden of cancer on racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations in the United States and its territories. It provides cancer fact sheets on its website and sponsors a biennial symposium to promote discussions of cancer in minorities and medically underserved communities.

International Union Against Cancer +41-2-809-811 62 route de Frontenex 1207 Geneva, Switzerland

The International Union Against Cancer (UICC) is a global association of cancer-fighting organizations that aims to educate people about cancer and control the disease worldwide. The UICC has fellowship and training opportunities for scientists and publishes the International Journal of Cancer. The UICC brings together an international network of patient advocate groups, cancer societies, public health officials, and research and treatment centers.

Know Cancer email: support {at}

Know Cancer has created an environment where the members of the global cancer community interact and learn together to find the information, support, and resources they need to overcome their illness. The site hosts the world?s largest online directory of cancer resources (from cancer treatment centers to yoga centers), an information section with more than 400 articles, cancer news, the Know Cancer Blog, and an interactive online community complete with an Ask the Expert column.

Lance Armstrong Foundation 1-512-236-8820 1-866-467-7205 (toll-free support services) P.O. Box 161150 Austin, TX 78716-1150

The Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) seeks to promote the optimal physical, psychological and social recovery and care of cancer survivors and their loved ones. The LAF focuses its activities on survivorship education and resources, community programs, national advocacy initiatives, and scientific and clinical research grants. The organization?s website features a variety of information and resources for people living with cancer.

Marti Nelson Cancer Foundation 1-530-756-0291 1520 East Covell Blvd., Suite B5103 Davis, CA 95616

The Marti Nelson Cancer Foundation and its website,, work to make effective and safe cancer treatments available to cancer patients. The website provides information on standard and non-standard treatment options, clinical trials and experimental drugs. The organization is volunteer-driven and provides its services free of charge.

Mautner Project, the National Lesbian Health Organization 1-202-332-5536 1707 L St., N.W., Suite 230 Washington, DC 20036

The Mautner Project is a support and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health of lesbians and their families, especially those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The Mautner Project aims to educate lesbians about their health and to educate health care providers about their lesbian patients. Among its many activities, the Mautner Project coordinates in-person support groups and offers phone support services.

National Cancer Institute (NCI), 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237) Web site: or

6116 Executive Blvd.; Suite 300 Bethesda, MD 20892-8322

NCI has comprehensive research-based information on cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, genetics, and supportive care. We also have a clinical trials database and can offer tailored searches.

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National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship 1-877-622-7937 1010 Wayne Ave., Suite 770 Silver Spring, MD 20910

The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) offers online resources for cancer patients, including information on clinical trials and financial advice . The NCCS also provides survivors with a Cancer Survival Toolbox, which is a free audio program designed to help cancer survivors and caregivers develop practical skills to deal with the diagnosis, treatment and challenges of cancer.

Native American Cancer Research 1-800-537-8295 3022 South Nova Rd. Pine, CO 80470

Native American Cancer Research seeks to reduce cancer incidence and mortality in Native Americans. It offers culturally sensitive information and support to Native Americans living with cancer. The organization?s website includes information on clinical trials and treatment, as well as materials and support for caregivers.

Native People?s Circle of Hope 1-877-773-8248 9770 S.W. Ventura Court Tigard, OR 97223

Native People?s Circle of Hope is an organization of Native American cancer survivors that offers culturally sensitive support and counseling for Native Americans facing cancer. Native People?s Circle of Hope operates several chapters in the United States and Canada.

Oncolink Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania 3400 Spruce St. ? 2 Donner Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283

Oncolink is a website of cancer resources operated by the University of Pennsylvania. It provides information on cancers by type and cancer treatment options. The website also offers information on support and survivorship. The Oncolink website has an Ask the Experts page through which survivors can pose questions to the University of Pennsylvania?s team of cancer experts.

Patient Advocate Foundation 1-800-532-5274 700 Thimble Shoals Blvd, Suite 200 Newport News, VA 23606

The Patient Advocate Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that serves as a liaison between patients and their insurers, employers or creditors. The foundation seeks to ensure access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of financial stability. The Patient Advocate Foundation also has services available in Spanish.

Prevent Cancer Foundation 1-800-227-2732 1600 Duke St. Alexandria, VA 22314

The Prevent Cancer Foundation (previously known as the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation) focuses on advancing cancer research and education. The foundation raises money for cancer prevention research and education and provides fellowships for early career scientists. It also advocates for the needs of cancer patients and their families by lobbying at the federal level.

Research Advocacy Network 1-877-276-2187 309 E. Rand Rd., Suite 175 Arlington Heights, IL 60004

The Research Advocacy Network (RAN) focuses on education, support and connecting patient advocates with the research community to improve patient care. It develops materials to advance patient-focused research and works to equip advocates for more effective advocacy. The organization hopes to collapse the amount of time it takes for research results to reach community practice.

South Carolina Cancer Alliance 1-866-745-5680 P.O. Box 2722 Columbia, SC 29202

The South Carolina Cancer Alliance (SCCA) is dedicated to reducing the impact of cancer on all people in South Carolina and eliminating disparities in access, prevention and care. The SCCA hosts a quarterly meeting at the Columbia Conference Center, in Columbia, S.C.

The Cancer Support Community 1-888-793-WELL (1-888-793-9355) 919 18th St., N.W., Suite 54 Washington, DC 20006

The Cancer Support Community is a nationwide organization that provides online support groups in English and Spanish and has an online resource guide with information about various types of cancer, clinical trials, and advice on managing treatment side effects. The Cancer Support Community was formerly known as the Wellness Community and Gilda?s Club.

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults 1-888-393-FUND (1-888-393-3863) 5575 Sterrett Place, Suite 320 Columbia, MD 21044

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults is an organization dedicated to the needs of young men and women facing the challenges of cancer. The organization offers educational programs about the science of cancer for teens and young adults, runs support groups across the country, and conducts outreach programs that aim to educate communities about cancer. The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults also maintains a scholarship fund for young people who are facing or who have overcome cancer.

International Advocacy

Bangkok Breast Cancer Support Group Telephone: +66 02 256 4991 ext. 1026 1873 Rama IV Rd. Pathumwan 10330 Bangkok Thailand

The Bangkok Breast Cancer Support Group provides emotional support to women who have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer, are undergoing treatment, or are recovering from treatment. It?s made up of volunteers who have either had breast cancer or been close to a woman who has had the disease. The group meets on a monthly basis and also offers private consultations and visits. The meetings are usually conducted in English but women who speak all languages are welcome. The Bangkok Breast Cancer Support Group also works to educate the women of Thailand about prevention and early detection of breast cancer.
Cancer Patients Aid Association Telephone: +91 022 2492 4000 or +91 022 2492 8775 King George V Memorial Dr. E. Moses Road Mahalakshmi Mumbai- 400 011 India

Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) is a registered, charitable, non-governmental organization (NGO) working toward the total management of cancer. CPAA educates the people of India about the importance of prevention and early detection of cancer; offers free cancer screenings; and provides support to cancer patients through one-on-one counseling and support group meetings. In addition to the  main office in Mumbai, CPAA has branches in Bangalore, Delhi and Pune.
Cancerbackup Telephone: 0808 800 1234 (toll-free for UK residents) Telephone: +44 20 7696 9003 3 Bath Place Rivington St. London EC2A 3JR United Kingdom

Cancerbackup provides support to United Kingdom citizens who are living with cancer. The organization supplies information on cancer, treatment options and clinical trials in the UK, and it also helps cancer patients and their families find emotional support and financial advice.
Children and Parents Against Cancer Telephone: +7 812 571-7483 25, Voznesenky Prospect, Office 14, 190068 Saint Petersburg Russian Federation

Children and Parents Against Cancer is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Russian children living with cancer. The organization provides information about new treatments and other educational and support services to families that have children with cancer. Children and Parents Against Cancer provides services in Russian, English, German and Italian. The organization also advocates for children with cancer by lobbying for better treatment options.
Estonian Cancer Society Telephone: +372 2 800 2233 Oncology Center, Hiiu 44 11619 Tallinn Estonia

The Estonian Cancer Society works to spread knowledge and raise public awareness about cancer and cancer prevention, promote the early detection of cancer, and increase cancer survival rates. It also strives to rehabilitate cancer patients, improve patients? quality of life, and develop home-care support systems. The Estonian Cancer Society also raises awareness of the socioeconomic problems connected to and caused by cancer.
Europa Donna Telephone: +39 02 8907 9660 via G Previati 12 Milan 20149 Italy

Europa Donna, the European Breast Cancer Coalition, is an independent, nonprofit organization with membership that includes affiliated groups from 30 countries throughout Europe. The coalition works to raise awareness of breast cancer and to provide support and education for European women living with breast cancer. Europa Donna advocates for appropriate screening, optimal treatment and care, and increased funding for research. Europa Donna represents the concerns and interests of European women to local and national authorities and governments.
GIST Support International Telephone: 1-215-340-9374 12 Bomaca Dr. Doylestown, PA 18901

GIST Support International (GSI) is an organization dedicated to educating and supporting patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST). GSI provides information tailored for newly diagnosed patients, including a list of medical centers around the world that have experience treating the disease. GSI connects patients to each other through listservs and by phone.
International Myeloma Foundation Telephone: 1-800-452-2873 (U.S. and Canada) Telephone: 1-818-487-7455 (International) 12650 Riverside Dr., Suite 206 North Hollywood, CA 91607-3421

The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) offers a comprehensive range of programs and services for patients, family members and health care professionals. Educational resources are available in 14 languages. The IMF focuses on funding research, providing education, lending support and promoting advocacy initiatives.
International Union Against Cancer Telephone: +41-22-809-1811 62 route de Frontenex 1207 Geneva, Switzerland

The International Union Against Cancer (UICC) is a global association of cancer-fighting organizations that aims to educate people about cancer and control the disease worldwide. The UICC has fellowship and training opportunities for scientists and publishes the International Journal of Cancer. The UICC brings together an international network of patient advocate groups, cancer societies, public health officials, and research and treatment centers.
Irish Cancer Society Telephone: +353 01-800-200-700 43/45 Northumberland Road Dublin 4 Ireland

The Irish Cancer Society (ICS) provides a variety of services to people living with cancer in Ireland. The society?s primary priority is providing nursing services to cancer patients. The ICS also educates people about cancer prevention and diagnosis; runs programs to educate people about the dangers of smoking and excessive sun exposure; offers support for newly diagnosed and long-term survivors; provides information about clinical trials; and works to raise money for cancer research.
Jamaica Cancer Society Telephone: 1-876-927-4265 16 Lady Musgrave Rd. Kingston 5 Jamaica, West Indies

The Jamaica Cancer Society works to reduce the impact of cancer in Jamaica through education, cancer screening, counseling and emotional support. The society operates a clinic at which patients can be screened for cervical, breast and prostate cancer. The clinic also provides selected diagnostic and treatment services. Call for the clinic?s hours or to schedule an appointment. In addition to the main office in Kingston, there are also branches throughout Jamaica.
Lungcancerforeningen Stodet Barks Vag 14 Solna, Sweden 17961 +46 85 148 3300

Lungcancerforeningen Stodet is an organization that provides information and support for lung cancer patients, and also advocates for increased funding for lung cancer research. The organization, operated by lung cancer survivors, publishes a bimonthly magazine and operates a toll-free hotline for patients seeking information or support.
Philippine Cancer Society Telephone: +63 2 7342131 310 San Rafael St. San Miguel, Manila 1005 Philippines

The Philippine Cancer Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping men and women affected by cancer in the Philippines. The society provides educational materials and lectures on general cancers. It also offers emotional support and medical help to those diagnosed with cancer. The society has mobile clinics providing breast, pelvic and cervical examinations for women and prostate examinations for men.
Plasmacytoma/Multiples Myelom Selbsthilfegruppe (Multiple Myeloma Patient Support) Dornaperstr. 18, Haus1 Wuppertal, Germany 42327 +49 2058 895 3278

Plasmacytoma/Multiples Myelom Selbsthilfegruppe serves the people of Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany?s most populous state. The organization maintains a library of cancer information for the public at its office in Dornaperstr. Plasmacytoma/Multiples Myelom Selbsthilfegruppe also publishes informational brochures about multiple myeloma and hosts support groups for people living with multiple myeloma.
Romanian Cancer League Telephone: +40 21 314-69-23, +40 21 314-69-33 Piata Romana Nr. 9, Sc. , Et. 2, Ap. 8 Sect. 1, Bucuresti Romania

The Romanian Cancer League works to educate the people of Romania about ways to prevent, detect and treat cancer. The organization also provides cancer patients with support services, financial assistance and medical equipment such as wheelchairs.
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation Telephone: +44 0871 220 5426 200 London Rd., Liverpool Merseyside, L3 9TA United Kingdom

The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is a United Kingdom?based organization dedicated to the elimination of lung cancer. Its principal activity is the Liverpool Lung Project, a program designed to identify and eradicate the risk factors associated with lung cancer and to develop screening programs for high-risk individuals. The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Patient Network offers a support, information and advocacy service to people throughout the United Kingdom who are diagnosed with lung cancer. It offers a smoking-cessation program and the Kids Against Tobacco Smoke (KATS) educational program, which encourages young people to never start smoking.

Singapore Cancer Society Telephone: +65 6 2219578 15 Enggor St., #04-01 to 04 Realty Centre Singapore 079716

The Singapore Cancer Society works to educate the people of Singapore about cancer. It provides free screening for breast cancer, cervical cancer and colorectal cancer. The organization also provides financial assistance, rehabilitation care for patients receiving treatment, and hospice home-care services. The Singapore Cancer Society conducts educational talks and organizes symposia on cancer prevention for the public.

Young Adults

2 Be Me, 800-395-LOOK Online support and education for teens with cancer to help them cope and deal with their physical, social and lifestyle challenges. [website]

2Young-4Gyn-Cancer, (ListServ) Online support community for adolescent and young adult women who have been affected by gynecological cancers. [website]

15-40 Connection Creating awareness that improvements in teen & young adult cancer survival rates have remained near 0% since 1975 and helping to save and improve lives through the power of early detection.

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Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) with Cancer Portal, 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237) Information on AYA cancers, treatment and clinical trials, coping and support, survivorship, resources, and reports. Special issue of the NCI Cancer Bulletin on Adolescents and Young Adults is on the portal?s home page. [website]  [Help Options]

The Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation, 856-784-0615 In-hospital psychosocial support programs for teens with cancer such as donation of games, movies, TVs, music, computers and more. [website]

Australian Hodgkin?s Lymphoma Network Helping to connect young adult Hodgkin?s Lymphona patients and survivors through the power of social networking. [website]

Beyond The Cure, 800-5-FAMILY Resources, peer stories and advocacy raising awareness for long-term effects facing pediatric and adolescent patients. [website]

Boarding For Breast Cancer, 323-467-2663 Raising awareness for breast cancer, the importance of early detection and the value of an active lifestyle through hip, youth-focused educational programs and fundraising. [website]

Breast Friends For Life Raising awareness for the issues faced by young women with breast cancer by improving and strengthening the mental and emotional well-being of those affected. [website]

The Breast Preservation Foundation, 877-SPARE-01 Advocating for and educating women about skin-sparing mastectomies. [website]

Cancer Families One Day at a Time, 714-605-0973 Offers free support services to mothers, single or married, in treatment for cancer with young children living in the home. [website]

Camp Mak-A-Dream, 406-549-5987 A camp in Montana that provides a medically-supervised, cost-free experience for children, young adults and families affected by cancer. [website]

CancerCare [For Young Adults], 800-813-HOPE Professional counseling, facilitated peer support groups, creative workshops and financial assistance for young adults with cancer. [website]

Cancer Climber Offering experiential and motivational adventures and excursions such as extreme mountain climbing and summit tours. [website]

Cancer 101, 646-638-2202 Cancer resources that empowers patients, survivors, caregivers through individualized organizational tools and resources. [website]

Candlelighters, 800-366-2223 Support, education and advocacy for children and adolescents with cancer, survivors of childhood/adolescent cancer, their families and the professionals who care for them. [website]

Canteen, 800-226-833 A national Australian support organization created by young cancer patients for young people living with cancer that provides social networking, camping excursions and shared experiences that promote understanding, well-being and leadership. [website]

Children?s Brain Tumor Foundation, 212-448-9494 Improving treatment and quality of life for children with brain and spinal cord tumors through research, support and advocacy. [website]

Children?s Cause for Cancer Advocacy, 301-562-2765 Addressing the survivorship and quality-of-life of childhood and young adult survivors by expanding resources for research and treatment and aftercare support. [website]

Colon Club Raising public awareness of colorectal cancer for young adults in out-of-the-box ways by educating those in need about risk factors, symptoms and screenings. [website]

Coping With Chemo, 310-479-1212 Helping teens with cancer to navigate their chemotherapy treatments through education and by fostering connection with others through online blogging and chat rooms. [website]

Crossing The Finish Line, 484-674-4778 Provides young adults and their families a retreat from the unyielding physical and emotional demands of cancer by providing a one week, expense paid excursion in a comfortable, secure environment. [website]

Fertile Action, 877-276-5951 Family planning education, advocacy and financial aid (including a pro bono egg-freezing network) for cancer survivors and high-risk patients. [website]

Fertile Hope, 888-994-HOPE Provides reproductive health information, support and hope to cancer patients whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility. [website]

First Descents, 970-328-1806 An innovative camp experience for young adults with cancer offering kayaking, extreme sports and professional athletics. [website]

Friends for Life (Australia) Supporting young adults with cancer by providing them the opportunity to spend quality time and create memories with their friends and families, who are often forgotten at this time. [website]

Group Loop, 888-793-WELL A groundbreaking program providing interactive online support along with valuable survivorship resources for teens with cancer and their parents. [website]

Hope Lab, 650-853-5500 Combines rigorous research with innovative solutions to improve the health and quality of life of young people with chronic illness, including the video game Re-Mission. [website]

Imerman Angels, 312-274-5529 A ?one-on-one cancer support service? that connects a person fighting cancer with a survivor who has beaten the same type of cancer. [website]

I?m Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation

A non-profit organization that gives voice to the young adult cancer movement to ensure that no one goes unaware of the age-appropriate support resources they are entitled to so they can get busy living.


Lotsa Helping Hands?, 978-823-1630 Free, private, web-based communities to organize family, friends, colleagues during times of need via intuitive group calendar. [website]

LIVESTRONG Young Adult Alliance, 512-236-8820 A coalition and leadership community of key voices in cancer advocacy and public health determined to bring about positive results for young adults with cancer. [website]

Living Beyond Breast Cancer, 888-753-5222 Dedicated to empowering all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life through community and educational resources. [website]

Making Headway Foundation, 915-238-8384 Improving treatment, quality of life and survivorship for children and adolescents with brain and spinal cord tumors through research, support, education, and advocacy. [website]

MaleCare, 212-844-8369 Comprehensive online support resource portal primarily for young men living with, through or beyond prostate and/or testicular cancer. [website]

Matt?s Promise Foundation, 973-467-1211 Provides funding of treatment, research, education and support programs for young adults affected by cancer. [website]

My Lifeline, 303-549-0405 Offering free, interactive social networking and Web2.0-savvy websites and spaces for cancer patients and their families. [website]

My Oncofertility, 866-708-FERT A patient education resource offering easy-to-understand videos and animations, the latest information from experts, stories and advice from others who have gone through the process and more. [website]

Naomi?s Hope For A Cure, 800-366-CCCF Improving long-term survival rate for children and adolescents with cancer through the development of new molecular targeted drugs. [website]

National Cancer Institute (NCI) 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237) NCI has comprehensive research-based information on cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, genetics, and supportive care. We also have a clinical trials database and can offer tailored searches. Web sites: or [LiveHelp]  [Publications]   Email:  

Navigating The New Normal, 215-955-8370 A new program of The Kimmel Cancer Center to help young adults navigate the ?new normal? that a cancer diagnosis brings. [website]

Next Step, 617-864.2921 Provides retreats and workshops that help young adults with cancer by providing a place to feel safe enough to laugh, share experiences, and create a sense of community with peers who truly understand their unique challenges. [website]

Planet Cancer, 512-452-9010 Award-winning young adult-focused community offering survivor retreat programs, social networking, and online forums with real world advice and inspiring stories. [website]

Prepare to Live Uses the power of the web and documentary-style filmmaking to provide help, hope, information and inspiration specifically to young adults coping with cancer worldwide. [website]

Pregnant With Cancer, 800-743-4471 Support services, online community resources, forums, and informational links for women diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy. [website]

Young Adult Cancer Canada, 877-571-7325 Online community forums, survivor retreats, discussion rooms, blogs and informational links for adolescents and young adults with cancer. [website]

Re-Mission, 650-569-5900 A free 3D shooter video game designed for teens and young adults with cancer. Players control a nanobot who battles cancer and bacterial infections, and manages realistic, life-threatening side effects associated with the disease. [website]

Rethink Breast Cancer, 866-RETHINK Supporting young adults concerned about affected by breast cancer through innovative education, research and support programs. [website]

Rise Above It, 216-650-1434 Provides grants and scholarships to young adult survivors and care providers who face financial, emotional and spiritual challenges. [website]

River Discovery, 208-940-0040 Adventure programs for teenage cancer survivors on the Salmon River: 6 days of rafting, camping, hiking, and exploring. [website]

The SAMFund, 617-938-3484 Offering financial support through grants and scholarships to young adults as they transition into their post-treatment lives. [website]

Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation, 877-609-2690 Dedicated to increase early detection of testicular cancer by raising awareness of both the disease and the need for regular self-examination. [website]

Sharsheret, 866-474-2774 Survivor-led national organization dedicated to addressing the unique concerns of young Jewish women facing breast cancer. [website]

Stephen T. Marchello Scholarship Foundation, 303-886-5018 Allocating post secondary scholarship monies to survivors of childhood cancer, specifically current-year high school graduates. [website]

SuperSibs, 866-444-SIBS Honoring, supporting and recognizing brothers and sisters of children and adolescents with cancer through scholarship programs, parenting resources and more. [website]

Survivor Alert, 937-767-1924 A nationwide campaign to spread the word about what young adult childhood cancer survivors can do to stay healthy as they rebuild their lives after treatment. [website]

Sy?s Fund, 413-512-9177 Provides funding for meaningful gifts and integrative therapies for young adults ages 18 through 39 with cancer or ongoing medical issues related to cancer or cancer treatment. [website]

Teens Living With Cancer, 585-334-0858 Online information, social networking and critical resources to help teens living with cancer and their families meet their unique life challenges. [website]

Tamika and Friends, 866-595-2448 Raises awareness about cervical cancer and its link to the human papillomavirus through a network of survivors and their friends. [website]

Teenage Cancer Trust, 323-669-4660 Focuses on the needs of teenagers and young adults with cancer by providing dedicated teenage units in local hospitals in the UK. [website]

Teen Impact, 323-669-4660 Provides free social networking, camping trips, survivor retreats and peer-to-peer counseling for young adults affected by cancer. [website]

Tigerlily Foundation Provides education, advocacy, empowerment and support for young women affected by breast cancer through hand-on support, financial assistance, home-based services and a ?chemo buddy? program. [website]

True North Treks, 773-972-2367 Dedicated to enriching the lives of adolescent and young adult cancer survivors through contemplative and outdoor-based activities. [website]

Ulman Cancer Fund For Young Adults, 888-393-FUND Supporting, educating and connecting young adults affected by cancer through on-line resources, college scholarships and advocacy. [website]

Working Against Cancer, 619-269-6767 Support for young adult cancer patients through age-appropriate mentoring, self-evaluation tools, and career opportunity referrals. [website]

YACS ? Atlanta ?Young Adult Cancer Survivors, Atlanta? is a regional social group of survivors in their 20?s and 30?s who organize monthly event via their website to connect and share experiences. [website]

YACS ? DC ?Young Adult Cancer Survivors, Washington DC? enables young adult cancer survivors (20s and 30s) living in the DC metro area to connect, share experiences, and exchange resources. [website]

YACS of Smith Farm ? DC Monthly meetings with creative and relevant topics ranging from integrative health and fertility choices to coping strategies, relationship issues, and everything in between. [website]

The Yellow Umbrella, 781-639-0131 Raising awareness in the fight against cervical cancer by educating women through advocacy and international benefit concerts featuring survivor musicians. [website]

Triple Step for the Cure, 510-562-1889 Raising awareness of triple negative breast cancer and providing emotional and financial support to triple negative patients and their families. [website]

Yoga Bear Dedicated to providing cancer patients and survivors with more opportunities for wellness and healing through the practice of yoga. [website]

Young Adult Cancer Network (Canada) A cancer support group for young adults from 18 to their 30?s, who are at any point of their cancer journey, in Vancouver, B.C. Canada. [website]

Young Adults Surviving Glioblastoma Online forum and live chat services for young adults living with, through and beyond a diagnosis of glioblastoma (brain cancer) [website]

Young Cancer Spouses Social networking forum and bulletin board system helping to bring together young spouses of adults with cancer to share information, support, and experiences [website]

Young Empowered Survivors, 303-477-2161 A cancer support and social networking group serving young adults affected by cancer along Colorado?s front range. [website]

Young Survival Coalition, 646-257-3000 An international network of breast cancer survivors and supporters dedicated to the concerns and issues that are unique to young women and breast cancer. [website]

Pediatric Oncology

The Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation 1-877-217-4166 20312 Watkins Meadow Drive Germantown, MD 20876

The Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation provides information about brain tumors, cancer research and survivorship for the families of children with brain tumors. The foundation publishes articles about brain tumors on its website and in a newsletter.

Children?s Cause for Cancer Advocacy 1-301-562-2765 1010 Wayne Ave., Suite 770 Silver Spring, MD 20910

The Children?s Cause for Cancer Advocacy provides educational materials such as information on clinical trials and news about biomedical research funding and legislation. In addition to its educational resources, the organization publishes an e-mail newsletter.

Children?s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation 1-866-671-2623 360 W. Schick Rd., Suite 23, # 211 Bloomingdale, IL 60108

The Children?s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation (CNCF) is a non-profit national health organization committed to finding a cure for neuroblastoma through research, education, awareness and advocacy. CNCF initiatives educate the public about a disease dramatically lacking in awareness and funding. It serves as an advocate for families, as well as a liaison between health care providers and families for informative resources and grants for researchers.

CureSearch 1-800-458-6223 4600 East-West Highway, Suite 600 Bethesda, MD 20814-3457

CureSearch?s mission is to cure and prevent childhood and adolescent cancer through scientific discovery and compassionate care. The organization?s website provides information about treatment and care for pediatric cancer patients. It includes special webpages for parents and