The mission of the organization is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication, and collaboration.
American Cancer Society
250 Williams St., NW, Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30303
(Also listed under General Information)
AICR is a national organization focusing on the relationship between nutrition, cancer prevention and treatment.
ASCO represents more than 18,000 oncology professionals worldwide, and offers scientific and educational programs and other initiatives intended to foster the exchange of information about cancer. There is extensive information on its ‘patient’ page (www.cancer.net), with a search index that can help to easily locate topics, such as clinical trials, local resources, etc.
CancerCare is a national non-profit organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer.
Volunteer training programs, peer and 1:1 support for individuals and families.
Cancer Information Service (CIS)
NCI Office of Communications and Education
Public Inquiries Office
9609 Medical Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892-9760
800 4CANCER (422.6237)
CIS is a program of the National Cancer Institute, a U.S. government agency. It has excellent, up-to-date and easy-to-understand information about cancer and cancer research, in English and Spanish.
They provide information and education on the FDA drug approval process, clinical cancer trials, and access to investigational therapies.
They fund both cancer and immunological research.
Coalition of National Cancer Cooperative Groups, Inc.
1818 Market Street, #1100
Philadelphia, PA 19103
This is the nation’s premier network of cancer clinical trials specialists.
They conduct comprehensive research projects dealing with cancer of all anatomic sites and do counseling and inform about clinical trials involving hereditary cancer.
The Hospice Education Institute provides information and education about hospice and palliative care, and referrals to local hospices nationwide.
International Cancer Alliance for 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.
The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions* - Pancreas Cancer Home Page
Information is available regarding pancreas cancer including a section of frequently-asked questions, research findings and details about genetic testing for pancreatic cancer.
Let's Win is an online community for those affected by Pancreatic Cancer to share experiences with innovative science driven treatments and learn about the newest research, breakthroughs and clinical trials.
The National Familial Pancreas Tumor Registry
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center*
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Conducts research, clinical trials and treatment of pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic Cancer Registry
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Office of Cancer Communication
Building 31, Room 10A24
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892
The NCI is the federal government’s principal agency for cancer research.
They fund peer-reviewed research grants and fellowships, and develop educational programs that focus on prevention and early detection.
RABCF runs and funds a variety of programs for people with cancer and their families with the intent that there is always something that can assist individuals in an on-going fight with their cancer diagnosis.
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center*
710 N. Fairbanks Court, Olson Pavilion #8250
Chicago, IL 60611
University of Chicago Cancer Research Center*
5841 South Maryland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637-1470
888.824.0200 (new patients)
University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center*
1515 Holcomb Boulevard
Houston, TX 77030
Information is disseminated regarding the Tumor Study Group, and included are survivors of pancreatic cancer.