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General Cancer Information and Support

Updated 09/18/2012

4th Angel Cancer Program

4th Angel is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, one-on-one, confidential outreach and support for cancer patients and caregivers.

American Association for Cancer Research

AACR is the oldest and largest scientific organization in the world focused on every aspect of cancer research. Programs and services foster the exchange of knowledge and new ideas among scientists dedicated to cancer research, provide training opportunities for the next generation of cancer researchers, and increase public understanding of cancer.

American Cancer Society

ACS maintains a website with access to information about all types of cancer, news stories, research information, statistics, alternative approaches and tips for living with cancer. A nice feature of this site is the section on how to tell children about a parent’s cancer diagnosis.

American Institute for Cancer Research

The American Institute for Cancer Research fosters research on diet and cancer prevention and educates the public about the results.

American Society of Clinical Oncology

ASCO is a resource for people affected by cancer, doctors and researchers. The website includes general cancer information and cancer news items.

Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR)

The heart of ACOR is a large collection of cancer-related Internet mailing lists, which delivers e-mail messages to subscribers across the globe. ACOR also develops and hosts state-of-the-art Internet-based knowledge systems that allow the public to find and use credible information relevant to their illness. is an innovative online network for people with cancer and their caregivers. This social network encourages individuals who join to link with others who have similar issues and concerns.

Cancer Hope Network

Cancer Hope Network is a national, nonprofit organization which offers free, confidential, one-on-one emotional support to adult cancer patients and their caregivers.

Cancer Information Service (a program of the NCI)

Call CIS for more information on free mammograms and screenings for all cancers throughout the United States.

Cancer Support Community

In July 2009, The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club joined forces to become the Cancer Support Community. Backed by evidence that the best cancer care includes emotional and social support, the Cancer Support Community offers these services to all people affected by cancer. The organization delivers a comprehensive menu of personalized and essential services including support groups, counseling, education and healthy lifestyle programs. They offer a network of community-based centers and online services run by trained and licensed professionals.


Cancer.Net is the patient-information website of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and is designed to help patients and families make informed healthcare decisions.


CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide free professional help to people with all cancers through counseling, education, information and referral and direct financial assistance.

This website provides cancer information and community by informing, connecting and empowering cancer survivors.

Center for Advancement in Cancer Education

The Center for Advancement in Cancer Education (CACE) is a not-for-profit cancer education, counseling and referral agency providing nutritional, immunological and psychological resources for cancer prevention, prevention of recurrence and support during and after treatment. Founded in 1977, the Center focuses on combining the body’s natural healing potential with advances in medical science.

Coping with Cancer: Supportive and Palliative Care

Online coping and supportive care content from the National Cancer Institute. Get information on managing physical and emotional side effects, finding healthcare services, insurance and financial information, clinical trials and more.

CURE: Cancer Updates, Research & Education

CURE is a free magazine for people affected by cancer and caregivers that combines the science and humanity of dealing with the cancer experience. Visit CURE’s website to read current and past issues.

EmergingMed's mission is to leverage the power of the Internet to increase treatment options for people with serious illnesses and to speed up drug development through increased enrollment in clinical trials. EmergingMed offers a free online tool that helps cancer patients find appropriate clinical trials in a matter of minutes.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer with Cancer Support Community

During podcasts of Frankly Speaking About Cancer with Cancer Support Community, Kim Thiboldeaux, the President and CEO of Cancer Support Community, talks about how to live a better life with cancer. The program features patients, physicians, researchers, social workers and caregivers with whom listeners can connect and draw inspiration. Episodes tackle critical issues such as: achieving the best care and quality of life, new research and treatments, relieving stress and anxiety, life beyond treatment and talking to kids about cancer.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Survivorship Program

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Survivorship Program provides clinical care, patient education and research opportunities to patients who remain disease-free and are not in active cancer treatment or are in long-term therapy to prevent recurrence.

HemOnc Today's hematology/oncology news section provides the latest updates on research, conferences and treatments for cancer.

Imerman Angels

Imerman Angels is a federally registered 501(c )(3) not-for-profit organization providing one-on-one cancer support: connecting cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers. Imerman Angels partners a person fighting cancer with someone who has beaten the same type of cancer. One-on-one relationships give a fighter the chance to ask personal questions and get support from someone who is uniquely familiar with their experience. The service is absolutely free and helps anyone touched by any type of cancer, at any cancer stage level, at any age, living anywhere in the world.

Know Cancer

Know Cancer is dedicated to connecting, educating and empowering all people affected by the many forms of cancer.

Lance Armstrong Foundation

The mission of the Lance Armstrong Foundation is to inspire and empower people with cancer to live strong. They serve their mission through education, advocacy, public health and research programs.

The Mary Kay Foundation: Women and Cancer

The Mary Kay Foundation is committed to helping women affected by cancer and domestic violence. They offer resources, inspiring stories and research grants.

My Cancer Advisor

The vision of My Cancer Advisor is to become a primary resource for expert opinion and analysis of cancer information and news managed by leading authorities in medical and surgical oncology for cancer patients, families, and caregivers worldwide. Each of the blogs are organized under specific cancer types or topics of interest.

Myriad Genetic Laboratories is a leader in cancer predisposition testing.

National Cancer Institute

NCI has a comprehensive website with a wealth of information, including basic cancer facts, cancer news and research. You can also access information about clinical trials directly at the clinical trials page, which includes an excellent explanation of clinical trials and suggestions on how to decide whether to participate in one. Find specific trials through its database, the Physician's Data Query (PDQ), and links to websites of cancer centers around the country.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), a not-for-profit alliance of 21 of the world’s leading cancer centers, is dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients with cancer.

Navigating Cancer

Navigating Cancer’s vision is to empower cancer patients to navigate their best care. Navigating Cancer is a free website specifically for cancer patients and their supporters, offering tools and authoritative cancer resources that empower patients to take control of their health and partner more closely with their physicians, support network and other like patients.


The University of Pennsylvania's Cancer Center runs OncoLink, which provides comprehensive information about specific types of cancer, updates on cancer treatments and news about research advances.

The goal of Patient Resource Publishing is to empower people who are suffering with life-altering diseases by giving them the most comprehensive and up-to-date guides to treatment and facilities for their disease free of charge. The information is written for ease of understanding and is offered in printed publications and online at

Shop Well with You

Shop Well with You is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for women affected by cancer. This website helps people heal by offering guidance on how to use clothes as a tool to achieve a sense of well-being, comfort and confidence.

The Cancer Project

The Cancer Project provides classes, books, video programs, fact sheets, brochures and other educational materials on cancer prevention and survival. We also conduct clinical research studies to investigate dietary issues and publicize the need for cancer prevention and the value of healthy diet changes. The Cancer Project’s hands-on nutrition classes have become incredibly popular, helping those affected by cancer and their families learn new tastes and easy food preparation skills.

Vital Options International

Vital Options International TeleSupport Cancer Network is a not-for-profit cancer communications, support and advocacy organization whose mission is to facilitate a global cancer dialogue by using communications technology to reach every person touched by cancer.

Yale Cancer Center

A National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer center for over 30 years, Yale Cancer Center is one of only 39 Centers in the nation and the only comprehensive center in Southern New England.