General Information

National Institutes of Health:

American Cancer Society
250 Williams St., NW, Suite 600
Atlanta, GA  30303

The organization fights cancer through balanced programs of research, education, patient service, advocacy, and rehabilitation and provides some patient and community services, which vary by chapter (3,400 in every state and D.C.).  Financial assistance is available in some areas.

International Cancer Alliance for Cancer Research and Education
4853 Cordell Avenue, Suite 11
Bethesda, MD  20814

ICARE is devoted to creating an effective partnership for new research and dialogue among patients, physicians and cancer researchers.

National Institutes of Health
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
6116 Executive Blvd., Suite 8322
Bethesda, MD  20892
Cancer Information Service – Public Inquiries Office
800.4CANCER (422.6237)

The National Cancer Institute is the federal government’s principal agency for cancer research.  CIS is a program of the NCI and has excellent, up-to-date and easy-to-understand information about cancer and cancer research, in English and Spanish.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD  20892


P.O. Box 7923
Gaithersburg, MD  20898
888.644.6226 (toll-free)
888.464.3616 (fax)

NCCAM provides information to the public about complementary and alternative medical practices.