Other Helpful organizations

AIM is pleased to share this comprehensive list of organizations and resources dedicated to helping cancer patients and their families. Some are organizations that offer financial and legal resources; others provide emotional support and connection; still others offer education and advocacy programs. There’s also a list of recommended books and cancer-themed magazines that may be of interest to you. Be sure to check with your local hospital or cancer center, which likely offers services and programs, too.

Read more about resources and organizations specifically for caregivers.

4th Angel

Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Avenue CA-53
Cleveland, Ohio 44195

Website: https://4thangel.ccf.org/

Provides free and confidential telephone or e-mail support to cancer patients and their caregivers. Trained mentors, who are cancer survivors themselves or caregivers, offer guidance and support.

Cancer Hope Network

2 North Rd, Ste. A
Chester, NJ 07930

(877) HOPE.NET
Website: www.cancerhopenetwork.org

Provides free, confidential, one-on-one support to people with cancer and their families throughout the U.S. and Canada.

The Cancer Support Community

1050 17th Street, NW
Suite 500
Washington DC 20036

Phone: 202-659-9709

Website: cancersupportcommunity.org
Email: help@cancersupportcommunity.org

An international non-profit dedicated to providing support to people affected by cancer. Services are available through a network of professionally led community-based centers, hospitals, community oncology practices and other non-profits, as well as online.

CanCare

Fighting Cancer with Hope
9575 Katy Freeway, Suite 428
Houston, Texas 77024

Phone: (888) 461-0028
Website: www.cancare.org

One-on-one emotional support allows cancer patients or loved ones to connect with a volunteer survivor or caregiver to discuss their diagnosis and receive general emotional support. Support volunteers are matched with clients by cancer type, treatment method, life stage, age, and gender.

CancerCare

275 Seventh Ave. Floor 22
New York, NY 10001

Phone: (800) 813-HOPE (4673)

Website: www.Cancercare.org
Email: info@cancercare.org

National Office serves people with cancer and their loved ones throughout the entire 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Cancer survivors of more than 50 different types of cancer volunteer for CanCare to provide emotional support to those currently facing a battle with cancer. Family members of survivors provide emotional support to family members of cancer patients.

Caring Bridge

1715 Yankee Doodle Road
Suite 301
Eagan, MN 55121

Phone: (651) 452-7940

Website: www.caringbridge.org

Free, personal and private websites that connect people experiencing a significant health challenge to family and friends, making each health journey easier.

Friend for Life Cancer Support Network

4003 Kresge Way Suite 100
Louisville, KY 40207-4652

Phone: (866) 374- 3634
Website: https://www.friend4life.org/

Confidential and cost- free one-on-one support of newly diagnosed and/or loved ones with trained survivors of the same cancer and treatment.

GRYT Health

Website: https://grythealth.com/

GRYT Health, a digital health company, helps ensure that cancer patients, survivors and caregivers have the information to choose what’s right for them at every step of the journey.

Hope For Two

Phone: (800) 743-4471
Website: https://hopefortwo.org/

info@hopefortwo.org
Hope for Two…The Pregnant with Cancer Network offers free support for women diagnosed with cancer while pregnant. They connect women who are currently pregnant with cancer with other women who have experienced a similar cancer diagnosis.

Life with Cancer

Website: https://www.lifewithcancer.org/

Offers free educational classes and consultations, support groups, counseling, and mind-body/wellness programs designed to help those affected by cancer understand and live with its impact.

LiveStrong

2201 E. Sixth St. Austin, TX 78702
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

Toll-free: (877) 236-8820

Website: www.livestrong.org
Email: livestrong@livestrong.org

Provides direct services, connecting people and communities with the services they need and develops programs that can best serve the physical, emotional and financial needs of patients and their loved ones.

MyLifeLine

55 Madison St., Ste. 750
Denver, CO 80206
Cancer Support Helpline
Mon-Fri 9am to 9pm ET

Phone: (888) 234-2468

Website: www.mylifeline.org
Email: support@mylifeline.org

MyLifeLine exists to easily connect cancer patients and caregivers with friends and family in order to reduce stress, anxiety and isolation.

The Richard & Annette Bloch Family Foundation

One H&R Block Way
Kansas City, MO 64105

Phone: (800) 433-0464

Website: http://blochcancer.org/
Email: hotline@blochcancer.org

800-433-0464 is the number for every newly diagnosed cancer patient. It is a totally free service (cash donations are never solicited) operated by volunteers who have had cancer. The goal is to match up the newly diagnosed patient with an individual who has recovered from the same type of cancer.

Well Spouse Association

63 West Main St, Suite H
Freehold, NJ 07728

Phone: (732) 577-8899
Website: https://wellspouse.org/

Nonprofit membership organization providing peer-to-peer support to wives, husbands, or partners of persons with any chronic illness.

The American Cancer Society

Phone: (972) 608-7141
Website: https://www.cancer.org/treatment/support-programs-and-services.html

The American Cancer Society has many resources that help support people with cancer and their loved ones. And best of all, their help is free. They can also help you find other free or low-cost resources available in your area.

Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation

P.O. Box 69A,
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Toll-free: (310) 276-7111
Website: http://andreriveroflife.org

Social workers at affiliated children’s hospitals send Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation requests on behalf of single parent families in financial crisis. The requests range from essentials such as food, transportation, utilities, and medications not covered by insurance funds to protect family from eviction or foreclosure.

Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition (CFAC)

Website: cancerfac.org

CFAC is a coalition of organizations and cannot respond to individual requests for financial assistance. To
find out if financial help is available, please search the CFAC database.

CancerCare

275 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10001

Toll-free: (800) 813-4673
Website: https://www.cancercare.org/

CancerCare provides free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer.

Family Reach

Website: www.familyreach.org

Family Reach is a national organization dedicated to eradicating the financial barriers that accompany a cancer diagnosis, a widespread issue known as Cancer-Related Financial Toxicity (CRFT).

Good Days

6900 N Dallas Pkwy,
Suite 200
Plano, TX 75024

Toll-free: (877) 968-7233
Phone: (972) 608-7141
Website: www.mygooddays.org

Good Days exists to improve the health and quality of life of patients battling chronic disease, cancer or other life-altering conditions who cannot afford the medications they so desperately need.

The HealthWell Foundation

P.O. Box 4133
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Toll-free: 800-675-8416
Website: www.healthwellfoundation.org

The HealthWell Foundation® provides full or partial financial assistance to eligible individuals who cannot afford their insurance co-payments, premiums, deductibles for certain treatments, and other out-of-pocket health care expenses.

Medicare & Medicaid

7500 Security Blvd
Baltimore, MD 21244-1850

Toll-free: 800-MEDICARE (800-318-2596)
Website: www.healthcare.gov/medicaid-chip/
Website: www.medicare.gov

Medicare is a federal system of health insurance for people over 65 years of age, and Medicaid assists low-income individuals and certain younger people with disabilities.

National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF)

725 15th St, NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005

Phone: 202-347-8009
Website: www.npaf.org

NPAF provides professional case management services to individuals facing barriers to healthcare access for chronic and disabling disease, medical debt crisis and employment-related issues at no cost.

The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation

PO Box 30500
Bethesda, MD 20824

Toll-free: (866)316-7263
Website: https://panfoundation.org/

The Pan Foundation is an independent, national 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to helping federally and commercially insured people living with life-threating, chronic and rare diseases with the out-of-pocket costs for their prescribed medications.

The Samfund

89 South Street, Suite 701
Boston, MA 02111

Phone: (617) 938-3484
Website: http://www.thesamfund.org/

The Samfund provides support for young adult cancer survivors in the United States as they recover from the financial impact of cancer treatment. Through direct financial assistance and free online support and education, The Samfund helps young adults move forward towards their personal, professional, and academic goals.

Compassion & Choices

101 SW Madison Street, #8009
Portland, OR 97207

Toll-free: (800) 247-7421
Website: https://www.compassionandchoices.org/end-of-life-planning

Compassion & Choices is committed to empowering people to get the care they want during a serious illness or at the end of life. One way they do that is by helping people plan well and become good advocates for themselves and their loved ones.

HFA Hospice Foundation of America

1710 Rhode Island Ave, NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

Phone: 202- 457-5811
Toll-free: 800- 854-3402

Website: www.Hospicefoundation.org
Email: hfaoffice@hospicefoundation.org

National Association for Homecare & Hospice

228 Seventh Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003

Toll-free: (202) 547-7424
Website: https://agencylocator.nahc.org/

The National Association for Homecare & Hospice Home Care/Hospice Agency Locator contains the most comprehensive database of more than 33,000 home care and hospice agencies.

National Hospice Foundation

1731 King Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Toll-free: 877-470-6472

Website: www.nationalhospicefoundation.org
Email: info@nationalhospicefoundation.org

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)

1731 King Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Phone: (703) 837-1500
Website: https://www.nhpco.org/patients-and-caregivers/

CaringInfo, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, provides free resources to help people make decisions about end-of-life care and services before a crisis.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

111 Presidential Blvd., Suite 203
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Toll-free: (866) 333-1213

Website: www.alexslemonade.org

The Alex’s Lemonade Stand Travel Fund offers assistance to families who face the need to travel for childhood cancer treatment at select medical institutions across the US. Transportation, lodging, and meal accommodations are available to eligible families who meet our criteria.

Fisher House Foundation, Inc.

12300 Twinbrook Pkwy, Suite 410
Rockville, MD 20852

Toll-free: (888)294-8560
Website: www.fisherhouse.org

A Fisher House is “a home away from home” for military families to be close to a loved one receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. The homes are normally located within walking distance of the treatment facility or have transportation available.

Healthcare Hospitality Network, Inc.

P.O. Box 1439
Gresham, OR 97030

Toll-free: (800) 542-9730

Website: www.hhnetwork.org

The Healthcare Hospitality Network, Inc. (HHN) is a nationwide professional association of nearly 200 unique, nonprofit organizations that provide lodging and support services to patients, families and their loved ones who are receiving medical treatment far from their home communities. The mission of HHN is to support homes that help and heal to be more effective in their service to patients and families.

Hope Lodge –American Cancer Society

Toll-free: (800) 227-2345

Website: www.cancer.org/treatment/support-programs-and-services/patient-lodging/hope-lodge.html

Hope Lodge offers cancer patients and their caregivers a free, temporary place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city. Currently, there are 31 Hope Lodge locations throughout the United States. Accommodations and eligibility requirements may vary by location.

Joe’s House

505 E 79th Street
New York, NY 10075

Toll-free: 877-563-7468

Website: www.joeshouse.org

Joe’s House website lists thousands of places to stay across the country near hospitals and treatments centers that offer a discount for traveling patients and their loved ones.

Ronald McDonald House Charities

110 North Carpenter Street
Chicago, IL 60607

Toll-free: (630) 623-7048

Website: https://www.rmhc.org/

If you want to find services on a local level or find information about a Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Room or Ronald McDonald Care Mobile in your area, please search for your local chapter by using their Chapter Search feature.

Cancer and Careers

Cancer and Careers’ mission is to empower and educate people with cancer to thrive in the workplace and the newsletter is just one of the many ways Cancer and Careers brings you the most relevant information and resources.

CancerCare E-News 

CancerCare E-News provides feature articles about CancerCare programs, helpful tips for coping with cancer, and listings of CancerCare Telephone Education Workshops and support groups.

Cancer Fighters Thrive

A quarterly publication designed to empower patients and their families and supporters. Stories showcase patient’s perseverance and courage, as well as the latest research in treatment.

Cancer Health Magazine

Cancer Health empowers people living with cancer to actively manage and advocate for their care and improve their overall health. Launched in 2017, the website provides accessible information about treatment and quality of life for people with cancer and their loved ones, as well as information about cancer prevention and health policy for a general readership.

Cancer Support Community

The Cancer Support Community is continually working on new research in various topics areas that are important to people impacted by cancer. Many of these publications and presentations have been presented at prominent cancer focused conferences and meetings, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Annual Conference.

Cancertoday

Published quarterly by the American Association for Cancer Research, Cancer Today is the authoritative resource for cancer patients, survivors, and their family members and friends.

Conquer

A resource for patients with cancer, addressing issues that patients, their families, & caregivers face in an easy-to-read format.

CureToday

CURE magazine is free for those on the cancer journey, and serves as an indispensable guide for patients and their families every stage of the cancer experience.

Healing Journeys

Offering both an eNewsletter and print newsletter to download, Healing Journeys aims to support healing, activate hope, and promote thriving.

Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO)

The Journal of Clinical Oncology serves its readers as the single most credible, authoritative resource for disseminating significant clinical oncology research. Patients and caregivers now have access to articles for their own use. Once you browse the table of contents and find an article you would like to read, click on the PDF version and then click on the link titled patientAccess on the bottom of the screen. This will take you to the RightsLink website and you will need to follow the directions on the site. If you need assistance, please call the library at 732-235-9639.

NCI’s popular patient education publications

Download one or more of these booklets to your e-book device, smartphone, or tablet for handy reference, or open them as a PDF directly in the browser.

NIH MedlinePlus Magazine

NIH MedlinePlus Magazine is a new quarterly guide for patients and their families. It brings the latest and most authoritative medical and healthcare information from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Covers cancer and other health topics. Spanish version also available.

Nutrition Frontiers

This e-newsletter from the Nutritional Science Research Group at the National Cancer Institute highlights emerging evidence linking diet to cancer prevention and showcases recent findings about who will likely benefit most from dietary change. Download current and back issues or subscribe to the monthly newsletter.

ClinicalTrials.Gov 

The National Cancer Institute at the National institute of Health Bethesda, Maryland

1-800-4-Cancer
Website: www.clinicaltrials.gov

A registry and results database of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a trial’s purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details.

Centerwatch 

Website: https://www.centerwatch.com/

Founded in 1994, CenterWatch is a trusted source and global destination for clinical trials information for both professionals and patients.

NCI 

Website: https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/clinical-trials/search

NCI-supported clinical trials are those sponsored or otherwise financially supported by NCI. See our guide, Steps to Find a Clinical Trial, to learn about options for finding trials not included in NCI’s collection.

TrialJectory 

Website: https://www.trialjectory.com/

A free, patient-friendly platform that helps you find and apply for clinical trials that match your disease profile.

BLOCH Cancer Hotline 

1-800-433-0464

Networks persons with cancer and home volunteers with same type of cancer. Free books about cancer.

Cancer Hope Network

1-877-467-3638 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-5:30pm EST)
Website: www.cancerhopenetwork.org

One-on-one support offered to cancer patients and their families undergoing cancer treatment from trained volunteers who have survived cancer themselves.

Cancer Information and Counseling Line

1-800-525-3777
(Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-5pm MST)

Provides current medical information and counseling for cancer issues.

Cancer Information Service 

Sponsored by National Cancer Institute.
1-800-422-6237
Website: www.cancer.gov

Provides information about cancer and cancer-related resources to patients, the public and health professionals. Offers one-on-one smoking cessation counseling and literature. Free publications.

Cancer Research Institute 

1-800-992-2623 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm EST)
Website: www.cancerresearch.org

Provides general cancer resource information. Supports leading-edge research aimed at developing immunologic methods of preventing, treating and curing cancer.

Patient Advocate Foundation 

1-800-532-5274 (Mon.-Thurs., 8am-8pm; Fri., 8:30am-7pm EST)
Website: www.patientadvocate.org

Provides education and legal counseling to cancer patients (relative to a diagnosis) concerning managed care, discrimination, insurance and financial issues.

National Conference of State Legislatures

State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs
Website: http://www.ncsl.org

More than 30 states have programs that will give discounts on prescription drugs, often for free. Visit web site to learn more about the various programs state legislatures have developed.

Needy Meds, Inc.

P.O. Box 219
Gloucester, MA 01931

(800) 503-6897
Website: www.needymeds.org

This service provides information on drugs and offers applications (if available) for financial assistance, coupons for drugs, discount drug cards, free/low cost clinics and government program information.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669)
Website: www.pparx.org

This program helps uninsured and financially struggling patients get access to nearly 500 healthcare and prescription assistance programs that offer medicines for free or nearly free.

RxAssist 

111 Brewster Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860

401-729-3284
Website: www.rxassist.org

Patient assistance programs run by pharmaceutical companies to provide free medications to people who cannot afford to buy their medicine. RxAssist offers a comprehensive database of these patient assistance programs, as well as practical tools, news, and articles.

RxHope 

P.O. Box 42886
Cincinnati, OH 45242

1-877-267-0517
Website: www.RxHope.com

Advocate in making the patient assistance program journey easier and faster by supplying vital information and help.

Together Rx Access Card 

One Outlet Lane
Bald Eagle Court
Lock Haven, PA 17745

(800) 444-4106
Website: http://www.togetherrxacces.com

Free prescription savings program for qualified enrollees, which provides savings on more than 300 FDA-approved prescription drugs.

American Cancer Society

Website: https://www.cancer.org/about-us/local.html

Aside from what you may already know, ACS has more than 3400 local community chapters who provide support, financial assistance and counseling for anyone affected by cancer.

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Website: www.aacr.org

The mission of the AACR is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, and communication. Through its programs and services, the AACR fosters research in cancer and related biomedical science; accelerates the dissemination of new research findings among scientists and others dedicated to the conquest of cancer; promotes science education and training; and advances the understanding of cancer etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment throughout the world.

The Annie Appleseed Project

7319 Serrano Terrace
Delray Beach, FL 33446-2215
Website: http://www.annieappleseedproject.org/

Provides information, education and advocacy about complementary, alternative and integrative cancer care for survivors, families and providers.

American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO) 

Website: www.cancer.net

The American Society of Clinical Oncologists is the world’s leading professional organization representing physicians who treat people with cancer. The website provides accurate, reliable and doctor approved cancer information from ASCO.

Cancer 101 

222 Broadway, 19th Floor
NY, NY 10038

(646) 638-2202
Website: https://cancer101.org/

Cancer resources that empowers patients, survivors, caregivers through individualized organizational tools and resources.

Cancer Core Recovery Project, Inc.

Website: https://cancercorerecovery.org

The Cancer Core Recovery Project is an organization whose mission is to help individuals recovering from cancer overcome their body’s new limitations post surgery and treatment so they can live a better quality of life. The organization provides educational workout videos, instructional training manuals and develops exercise programs for cancer survivors to help rehabilitate their bodies after surgery.

Cancer Support Community 

Website: https://www.cancersupportcommunity.org/

Professional support services for anyone affected by cancer with an emphasis on quality-of-life survivorship issues.

Cancer Warrior Alliance

Website: http://cwa.life/

The Cancer Warrior Alliance delivers cancer support resource information to the cancer community by building relationships with and providing resource information to clinics, hospitals and those affected by cancer, and informing and empowering everyone in the cancer community to obtain resources and attend support and information events.

Center for Disease Control and Preventation (CDC) 

Website: https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/index.htm

The work of CDC includes innovative communication approaches to promote cancer prevention, screening and early detection, research, and evidence-based programs.

Feather Foundation

P.O. Box 628
Maplewood, NJ 07040

(862) 702-9559
Website: https://www.thefeatherfoundation.org/

The Feather Foundation provides financial, emotional and practical support to parents who have cancer. They provide help towards childcare related costs, online groups, guidance and tips on parenting with cancer and self-care with cancer, and resources of other assistance available for parents with cancer.

Fuck Cancer 

Website: https://www.letsfcancer.com/

Fuck Cancer is dedicated to prevention, early detection and providing emotional support and guidance to those affected by cancer. The organization runs digital and on-the-ground programs and events that seek to change the way people think and talk about cancer, ultimately improving health outcomes.

National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service

Website: https://www.cancer.gov/

The NCI, a component of the National Institutes of Health, is the Nation’s principal agency for cancer research. Information specialists are available to help answer your cancer-related questions whether you are a patient, family member or friend, health care provider, or researcher. Our service is available in English and Spanish over the phone, by email, or through LiveHelp online chat (https://www.cancer.gov/contact)

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship 

Website: https://www.canceradvocacy.org/

Survivor-led advocacy organization working to increase access to improved quality care through legislative and public policy change, patient empowerment and educational outreach initiatives.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Website: www.nih.gov

The National Institutes of Health is one of the world’s foremost medical research centers and the Federal focal point for medical research in the United States. This site provides extensive consumer and professional information on a wide range of diseases and conditions, news and events, scientific resources, and grant and funding opportunities.

The National LGBT Cancer Network

136 West 16 St. #1E
New York, NY 10011

(212) 675-2633
Website: https://cancer-network.org

Addressing the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people with cancer and those at risk.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)

Website: https://www.nccn.org/

NCCN is a not-for-profit alliance of 28 leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education. NCCN is dedicated to improving and facilitating quality, effective, efficient, and accessible cancer care so patients can live better lives.

The Prevent Cancer Foundation

1600 Duke Street, Suite 500
Alexandria, VA 22314

(800) 227-2732
Website: https://www.preventcancer.org/

The mission of the Prevent Cancer Foundation is to save lives across all populations through cancer prevention and early detection.

Cancer Research Institute

Website: www.cancerresearch.org

The Cancer Research Institute is a foundation dedicated to the development and application of immunological approaches to cancer and allied diseases. The site has both professional and public information services that may be of help in regard to melanoma.

Cancer Legal Resource Center
Disability Rights Legal Center

Website: www.disabilityrightslegalcenter.org

The Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC) is a national, joint program of the Disability Rights Legal Center and Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. The CLRC provides free information and resources on cancer-related legal issues to cancer survivors, caregivers, health care professionals, employers, and others coping with cancer.

LawHelp

Website: www.lawhelp.org

LawHelp helps people of low and moderate incomes find free legal aid programs in their communities, answers to questions about their legal rights and forms to help them with their legal problems.

National Cancer Legal Services Network (NCLSN)

Website: www.nclsn.org

The National Cancer Legal Services Network (NCLSN) promotes access to healthcare and seeks to increase the availability of legal services for people living with cancer, their families and caregivers. Through direct work, educational efforts and advocacy, this multidisciplinary coalition helps to alleviate the legal and economic consequences of cancer so that those affected may focus on their medical care and quality of life. The NCLSN supports the efforts of individuals and organizations focused on meeting the legal needs of the cancer-affected community. It augments the voice of disparate services, creates a forum for established and nascent legal advocacy groups, and facilitates the development of similar programs.

National Health Law Program (NHLP) 

Website: https://healthlaw.org/about/contact-us/
Website: www.healthlaw.org

The National Health Law Program protects and advances the health rights of low income and underserved individuals. The oldest non-profit of its kind, NHLP advocates, educates and litigates at the federal and state level.

Patient Advocate Foundation

Website: www.patientadvocate.org

A national nonprofit organization that serves as an active liaison between patients and their insurers, employers, and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job discrimination, and/or debt crisis matters related to their diagnosis. It seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation, assuring access to care, maintenance of employment, and preservation of financial stability.

Triage Cancer

Website: https://triagecancer.org/

Triage Cancer is a national, nonprofit organization that provides education on the practical and legal issues that may impact individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers, through events, materials, and resources.

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Website: www.aacr.org

The mission of the AACR is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, and communication. Through its programs and services, the AACR fosters research in cancer and related biomedical science; accelerates the dissemination of new research findings among scientists and others dedicated to the conquest of cancer; promotes science education and training; and advances the understanding of cancer etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment throughout the world.

American Cancer Society (ACS) 

Website: www.cancer.org

A nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting cancer through research, education, patient service, advocacy, and rehabilitation. This site provides in-depth information on every major cancer type, access to recent news articles, and additional on- and off-line resources. The site also includes a directory of medical resources, links to other cancer-related sites, resources for media representatives, and information on the Society’s research grants program, advocacy efforts, and special events.

American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO)

Website: www.cancer.net

The American Society of Clinical Oncologists is the world’s leading professional organization representing physicians who treat people with cancer. This web site provides accurate, reliable and doctor approved cancer information from ASCO.

Cancer Research Institute

Website: www.cancerresearch.org

The Cancer Research Institute is a foundation dedicated to the development and application of immunological approaches to cancer and allied diseases. The site has both professional and public information services that may be of help in regard to melanoma.

CancerQuest

Website: www.cancerquest.org

This Web site, sponsored by Emory University, was designed to empower cancer patients, cancer survivors, students, health workers, and others with a better understanding of the disease process and current approaches to cancer detection, diagnosis, and treatment.

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Website: www.cancer.gov

The National Cancer Institute site is a comprehensive consumer and professional resource on the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer; rehabilitation from cancer; and the continuing care of cancer patients and their families. In addition, the National Cancer Institute provides information about grant and funding opportunities, plans for cancer research, and training programs for cancer investigators.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)

Website: www.nccn.org

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network is an alliance of 21 of the world’s leading cancer centers, working together to develop treatment guidelines for most cancers and dedicated to research that improves the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care. NCCN offers a number of programs to help you and your family make informed decisions about your health. 888.909.NCCN

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Website: www.nih.gov

The National Institutes of Health is one of the world’s foremost medical research centers and the Federal focal point for medical research in the United States. This site provides extensive consumer and professional information on a wide range of diseases and conditions, news and events, scientific resources, and grant and funding opportunities.

American Cancer Society (ACS)

Website: https://www.cancer.org/treatment/survivorship-during-and-after-treatment/staying-active/nutrition.html

Learn about nutrition needs during treatment and how to manage treatment side effects that could affect how well you eat.

American Institute for Cancer Research 

1560 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1000
Arlington, VA 22209

(800) 843-8114
Website: http://www.aicr.org

The American Institute for Cancer Research helps patients and families understand the roles that lifestyle and nutrition can play in the prevention and treatment of cancer.

American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO)

Website: www.cancer.net

The American Society of Clinical Oncologists is the world’s leading professional organization representing physicians who treat people with cancer. This web site provides accurate, reliable and doctor approved cancer information from ASCO.

Cook For Your Life

1100 Fairview Ave N Mailstop M4-A114
Seattle, WA 98109

Website: https://www.cookforyourlife.org/

Teaches healthy cooking to people touched by cancer. Website features hundreds of healthy recipes that can be searched based on treatment and /or dietary needs.

The ELLICSR Kitchen

585 University Avenue, Munk Building B PMB 130
Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 2C4

(416) 581-8620
Website: https://www.ellicsr.ca/

ellicsr@uhnresearch.ca
The ELLICSR Kitchen program is designed to support people touched by cancer by giving you the skills and information you need to manage your diet.

Magnolia Meals

Website: http://www.magnoliamealsathome.com/

Magnolia Meals at Home is a meal delivery program that aims to help patients by providing nourishing meals to households affected by cancer so loved ones can spend quality time together.
The program is currently available in and around Woodcliff Lake, NJ, Andover, MA, Raleigh-Durham, NC and New Haven, CT (as well as areas in New York, New Hampshire, and Boston, MA). Eligible participants will receive up to two months of home meal deliveries, each of which will include ten meals that are designed to help meet the nutritional needs of cancer patients and up to ten additional meals for their family members, if requested by the participant.

The Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine

5100 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20016-4131

(202) 686-2210
Website: https://www.pcrm.org/health-topics/cancer

The Physicians Committee is dedicated to saving and improving human and animal lives through plant-based diets and ethical and effective scientific research.

American Academy of Pain Management

Website: www.aapainmanage.org

The largest pain management organization in the nation and the only one that embraces an integrative model of care, which is patient-centered, focuses on the “whole” person, is informed by evidence, and brings together, all appropriate therapeutic approaches to reduce pain and achieve optimal health and healing. The Academy offers continuing education, publications, and advocacy.

American Chronic Pain Association

PO Box 850
Rocklin, CA 95677

(800) 533-3231
Website: https://theacpa.org

Since 1980, the ACPA has offered peer support and education in pain management skills to people with pain, family and friends, and health care professionals. The information and tools on our site can help you to better understand your pain and work more effectively with your health care team toward a higher quality of life.

American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)

Website: www.aad.org

The AAD is a professional organization that provides consumer and professional information on a wide variety of skin conditions and diseases including melanoma. 847.330.0230

Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) 

Website: www.accc-cancer.org

ACCC is an education and advocacy organization for the members of the cancer team. It promotes an entire continuum of quality cancer care for its patients and the community. For more than 30 years, ACCC has helped oncology professionals adapt to the complex challenges of program management, reimbursement restraints, hospital consolidation and mergers, and legislation and regulations. 301.984.9496

Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW)

Website: www.aosw.org

AOSW is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the enhancement of psychosocial services to people with cancer and their families. 215.599.6093

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

Website: www.asco.org

ASCO is a nonprofit organization whose Web site is a cancer resource for oncology professionals and consumers, providing the latest news in cancer research, a searchable listing of ASCO oncologists, and professional resources for ASCO members. 703.299.015

Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)

Website: www.ons.org

A national organization of registered nurses and other health care professionals dedicated to excellence in patient care, teaching, research, administration, and education in the field of oncology. The site provides cancer information for ONS members, other health care providers, as well as the general public. 866.257.4ONS

Air Care Alliance

Website: www.aircareall.org

mail@aircarealliance.org
A nationwide league of humanitarian flying organizations whose volunteer pilots are dedicated to community service.

Air Charity Network (ACN) 

(877) 621-7177

Website: aircharitynetwork.org

ACN provides access for people in need seeking free air transportation to specialized health care facilities or distant destinations due to family, community, or national crisis.

Air Flight Central (AFC)

Website: www.angelflightcentral.org

Angel Flight Central (AFC) is a volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to removing the burdens of arranging long-distance transportation at times of personal and community crisis.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer

111 Presidential Blvd., Suite 203
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

(866) 333.1213
Website: www.alexslemonade.org

The Alex’s Lemonade Stand Travel Fund offers assistance to families who face the need to travel for childhood cancer treatment at select medical institutions across the US. Transportation, lodging, and meal accommodations are available to eligible families who meet our criteria.

Angel Wheels to Healing

800‑768‑0238
Website: angelwheels.org

Angel Wheels™ is a non-profit charity, dedicated to providing non-emergency, long-distance ground transportation to financially disadvantaged, ambulatory patients who are traveling for treatment. A typical trip supported by Angel Wheels does not exceed 300 miles (one-way), and we do not normally handle trips within a local area or community. Exceptions are made on a case-by-case

Corporate Angel Network

Westchester County Airport
One Loop Road
White Plains, NY 10604-1215

(914) 328-1313
Website: http://www.corpangelnetwork.org/

info@corpangelnetwork.org
Corporate Angel Network is the only charitable organization whose sole mission is to transport cancer patients to the hospital at which they need to be in order to receive a specialized form of treatment. Simply put, we pair empty seats – on both private and corporate planes – with qualified patients who need the rides… at no cost.

Free Gas USA, Inc.

Website: www.freegasusa.org

Free Gas USA, Inc. is a nonprofit gasoline grant assistance provider to poverty-stricken individuals in need of gasoline to drive to medical appointments.

Lifeline Pilots

(800) 822-7972
Website: www.lifelinepilots.org

LifeLine Pilots facilitatea free air transportation through volunteer pilots for financially distressed passengers with medical and humanitarian needs. Missions are typically facilitated in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. When your departure or destination is beyond our Service Area, we partner with other volunteer pilot organizations like us in an attempt to serve you better.

National Patient Travel Center (NPTC)

(800) 296-1217
Website: www.patienttravel.org

The NPTC exists to facilitate patient access to appropriate charitable medical air transportation resources in the United States. The NPTC also develops, administers, and consolidates airline patient ticket programs and operates various Special-Lift and Child-Lift programs on behalf of special disease organizations and/or clinical research centers in the United States.

The Road to Recovery Program (ACS)

Website: https://www.cancer.org/treatment/support-programs-and-services/road-to-recovery.html

The Road to Recovery program provides transportation to and from treatment for people who have cancer who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars so that patients can receive the life-saving treatments they need. The ACS also makes limited financial assistance available in the form of gas cards for patients to help defray the cost of transportation to and from cancer related medical appointments.

Dream Foundation

1528 Chapala Street, Suite 304
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

(888) 4DREAMS
(888) 437-3267

Website: www.dreamfoundation.org

Dream Foundation serves terminally-ill adults and their families by providing end-of-life Dreams that offer inspiration, comfort, and closure.

For Pete’s Sake 

620 West Germantown Pike, Suite 250
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

(267) 708-0510
Website: takeabreakfromcancer.org

For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation (formerly Crossing the Finish Line) is a non-profit organization that assists adult cancer patients, their caregivers and loved ones

Waves of Grace

Website: www.waves-of-grace.org

rest@waves-of-grace.org
Waves of Grace provides beach vacations for cancer patients and their families.

Dear Jack Foundation

3858 Walnut St. Suite #120
Denver, CO 80205

Website: https://www.dearjackfoundation.org/

Through programs and strategic partnerships, the Dear Jack Foundation addresses the physical and emotional needs of AYA cancer patients and survivors. One-on-one patient outreach and peer-to-peer group wellness programs empower patients and survivors in their healing and provide assurance that they are not alone in their cancer journey.

Elephants and Tea

Website: https://www.elephantsandtea.com/

Elephants and Tea is a media company with the mission to help adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients, survivors and caregivers experience relief through self-expression, inspiring others during their cancer journey and connecting people with supportive organizations across the nation. It has the only magazine written for and by AYA cancer patients, survivors and caregivers telling their story in their own words.

First Descents

3001 Brighton Blvd Suite 623
Denver, CO 80216

(303) 945-2490
Website: www.firstdescents.org

First Descents offers young adults living with and surviving cancer a free outdoor adventure experience designed to empower them to climb, paddle and surf beyond their diagnosis, defy their cancer, reclaim their lives and connect with others doing the same.

Fuck Cancer

Website: https://www.letsfcancer.com/

Fuck Cancer is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit in the United States and a registered Canadian charity dedicated to prevention, early detection and providing emotional support and guidance to those affected by cancer. We run digital and on-the-ground programs and events that seek to change the way people think and talk about cancer, ultimately improving health outcomes.

Hope Lab

100 California Street, Suite 1150
San Francisco, CA 94111

Website: https://hopelab.org/

Combines rigorous research with innovative solutions to improve the health and quality of life of young people with chronic illness.

Lacuna Loft

2323 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

Website: https://lacunaloft.org/

Lacuna Loft is a nonprofit organization providing online support programs to young adult cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers. The only organization offering diverse online programs regardless of diagnosis and regardless of where they live, Lacuna Loft is changing the way that age-appropriate support is provided to young adults facing cancer.

Stupid Cancer

Website: https://stupidcancer.org/

Its mission is to end isolation and improve quality of life for young adults affected by cancer through serving as a global community, educating providers, advocating on behalf of young adult survivors, and gaining a better understanding of the needs of young adult survivors.

Team Maggie

Northwestern University
303 E Superior Street, Suite 10-121
Chicago, IL, 60611

Website: https://www.savemyfertility.org/

Team Maggie’s purpose is to provide financial assistance to young women and men for the purpose of preserving eggs and sperm. They provide Fertility Assistance Grants up to $2,500 to assist residents in the US currently facing cancer treatments with fertility preservation expenses including, but not limited to, egg retrieval, and up to 1 year of storage fees.

The Ulman Foundation

1215 East Fort Avenue, Suite 104
Baltimore, MD 21230

Website: www.ulmanfund.org

Supporting, educating and connecting young adults affected by cancer through on-line resources, college scholarships, advocacy and awareness.

The Young Adult Cancer Alliance

Website: www.criticalmass.org/a>

The Young Adult Cancer Alliance is a community-powered advocacy organization on a mission to ensure adolescents and young adults have no barriers to survive and thrive after a cancer diagnosis.