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Updated 09/18/2012

American Cancer Society (Spanish)

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.

Cancer and Careers (Spanish)

Cancer and Careers is committed to changing the face of cancer in the workplace by providing a comprehensive website, free publications and a series of support groups and educational seminars for employees with cancer.

Día de la Mujer Latina (English and Spanish)

The mission of Día de la Mujer Latina, Inc. is to promote health awareness to the underserved Latino community by providing an ethnic-specific education, a culturally appropriate setting for early detection screening and prevention care, and resource information for follow-up services.

FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered Helpline (Spanish)

Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) offers helpline services for Spanish-speaking callers concerned about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. 

Institute for Health Promotion Research

The IHPR researches the causes and solutions to the unequal impact of cancer and chronic disease affecting residents in San Antonio, South Texas, and the nation to improve overall health, especially that of people at a disadvantage due to race/ethnicity, education, income or access to care.

Intercultural Cancer Council (English)

The Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC) promotes policies, programs, partnerships and research to eliminate the unequal burden of cancer among racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations in the United States and its associated territories.

Latin American Health Institute

The Latin American Health Institute (LHI) focuses on strengthening families and developing community resources. LHI works with numerous public and private organizations across a wide range of issues in five programmatic areas: research, policy, education, service and technical assistance.

Latinas Contra Cancer

Latinas Contra Cancer (LCC) was founded to address the void in culturally and linguistically sensitive programs that meet the health care needs of Latinos around issues of cancer.

Medline Plus Health Information (Spanish)

MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies and health-related organizations. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about medications, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

National Alliance for Hispanic Health

The mission of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health is to improve the health and well being of Hispanics.

National Cancer Institute (NCI) (Spanish)

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 Cancer Institute - Portal on Cancer Health Disparities

NCI supports research to identify and understand the factors that contribute to disparities. NCI also funds studies to develop and disseminate culturally appropriate interventions. Link to this NCI page for an overview of cancer health disparities, statistics, research, training opportunities and other resources about health disparities.

National Institutes of Health (Spanish)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.

Nueva Vida

The mission of Nueva Vida is to inform, support and empower Latinas whose lives are affected by cancer, and to advocate for and facilitate the timely access to state of the art cancer care, including screening, diagnosis, treatment and care for all Latinas.

Prevención, Inc.

Prevención, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-for-profit organization, founded by Elmer Huerta, MD, MPH, in 1996. Its mission is to develop, produce and disseminate Spanish-language educational materials on health promotion and disease prevention.

Redes En Acción (English)

Redes En Acción: The National Hispanic/Latino Cancer Network is a National Cancer Institute-funded initiative to combat cancer among Latinos.

SHARE

SHARE offers survivor-led support to those affected by breast or ovarian cancer. Services include hotlines in English and Spanish, with capacity in 12 other languages; support groups; wellness programs; educational meetings; and advocacy activities.

The Denise Roberts Breast Cancer Foundation

The Denise Roberts Breast Cancer Foundation (TDRBCF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which exists to change the consciousness of women and men of color to one of health and self-awareness. TDRBCF exists to change the perception of breast health awareness to one that has little to do with age or gender— to one of understanding that acts as a mighty bridge over troubled waters. We strive to touch the underserved community in a way that replaces fear with knowledge and empowerment.

Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization (Spanish)

The mission of Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization is to ensure, through information, empowerment and peer support, that no one faces breast cancer alone.

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