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National Cancer Institute
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 300, Bethesda, MD, 20892-8322
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is one of 11 agencies that compose the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The NCI, established under the National Cancer Institute Act of 1937, is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training. The National Cancer Act of 1971 broadened the scope and responsibilities of the NCI and created the National Cancer Program. Over the years, legislative amendments have maintained the NCI authorities and responsibilities and added new information dissemination mandates as well as a requirement to assess the incorporation of state-of-the-art cancer treatments into clinical practice.
American Society of Clinical Oncology
2318 Mill Road, Suite 800, Alexandria, VA, 22314
The American Society of Clinical Oncology is a non-profit organization founded in 1964 with the overarching goals of improving cancer care and prevention. More than 27,000 oncology practitioners belong to ASCO, representing all oncology disciplines and subspecialties. Members include physicians and health-care professionals in all levels of the practice of oncology.
AdvancedBC.org is dedicated solely to the needs of people living with metastatic breast cancer. Here you will find links to online resources, information about research and treatments, and the perspectives of Musa Mayer, long-time advocate and author.
African American Breast Cancer Alliance
P.O. Box 8981, Minneapolis, MN, 55408
The AABCA is dedicated to providing hope, awareness, education, emotional and social support to breast cancer survivors, their family members and the community. Information and action is particularly important because Black women tend to have more aggressive breast cancers at younger ages and benefit from earlier detection and aggressive treatments.
American Academy of Pain Management
975 Morning Star Drive, Suite A, Sonora, CA, 95370
The mission of the American Academy of Pain Management is to advance the field of pain management and improve the lives of those in pain through an integrative model of care. The Academy accomplishes this by providing information and continuing education in an environment in which clinicians, representing a variety of disciplines, can network, share knowledge, and work collaboratively to achieve optimal patient care. The Academy supports its members, other pain practitioners, and those affected by pain, through advocacy on the state and federal levels.
American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Inc is the primary association for the largest group of health care professionals serving the workplace. AAOHN is dedicated to advancing and maximizing the health, safety and productivity of domestic and global workforces by providing education, research, public policy and practice resources for occupational and environmental health nurses.
American Association of School Librarians
The mission of the American Association of School Librarians is to advocate excellence, facilitate change, and develop leaders in the school library field.
American Brain Tumor Association
8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. , Suite 550, Chicago, IL, 60631
Goal is to eliminate brain tumors through research and to meet the needs of brain tumor patients and their family.
American Cancer Society
250 Williams St. NW, Atlanta, GA, 30303
A nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. Has online searchable resource database where you can search for numerous types of assistance (financial help, support groups, screenings, etc.).
- Offers Hope Lodge locations throughout the United States that provide cancer patients and their caregivers a free, temporary place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city. Also, offers inexpensive hotel stays through their Hotel Partners Program.
- Offers transportation support through its volunteer program, Road to Recovery, to help patients get to and from treatment and through the [ACS Air Miles Program].(http://www.cancer.org/Resources/98744.pdf), designed to help patients with the costs of air travel for cancer-related reasons by providing commercial airline tickets when available.
- Offers wigs, headcovers, mastectomy products, and other items are a lower cost than for-profit organizations through Tender Loving Care.
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