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American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA)
Telephone: 800-886-ABTA (800-886-2282) or 847-827-9910
Internet: www.abta.org
ABTA collects current information about brain tumor research and provides it to patients to help them make educated decisions about their health care. ABTA offers print materials about research and treatment of brain tumors, and provides listings of doctors, treatment facilities, and support groups throughout the country.

American Cancer Society (ACS)
Telephone: 800-ACS-2345 (800-227-2345) or 404-320-3333
Internet: www.cancer.org
ACS is a nationwide organization with chartered divisions in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. ACS focuses on research and education but also provides patient and community services including public and professional education and community resource referrals. Local chapters provide various support services.

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Telephone: 703-299-0150
Internet: www.asco.org
ASCO is a professional organization representing health care professionals who treat people with cancer. ASCO's membership is comprised of clinical oncologists, oncology nurses, and other health care practitioners with a predominant interest in oncology. ASCO's members specialize in all fields of oncology. The ASCO Internet site offers a free searchable list of members at www.asco.org/ac/1,1003,_12-002215,00.asp. ASCO also operates an Internet site for people living with cancer at www.peoplelivingwithcancer.org/plwc/Home/1,1743,,00.html.

Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR)
Telephone: 212-226-5525
Internet: www.acor.org
ACOR creates, produces, hosts, and manages a large number of online resources for cancer patients, caregivers, health care professionals, and basic research scientists. The Oncology Support Mailing Lists Center keeps professionals and patients abreast of breaking news stories, treatment protocols, and the psychosocial effects of specific typesof cancer. ACOR offers disease-specific online discussion groups free of charge.

Cancer Care
Telephone: 800-813-HOPE (800-813-4673)
Internet: www.cancercare.org
Cancer Care is a national, nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide free professional help to people with all cancers through counseling, education, information, referral, and direct financial assistance. Cancer Care provides online social workers to answer questions, and offers guidance, educational materials, telephone support groups, and other services. In-person support groups are available for people in the greater New York City area.

Cancer Hope Network
Telephone: 877-HOPENET (877-467-3638) or 908-879-4039
Internet: www.cancerhopenetwork.org
Cancer Hope Network is a nonprofit organization that offers one-on-one support for people living with cancer and their families by matching those seeking support with trained volunteers who been through similar experiences.

Cancer Information Service (CIS), National Institutes of Health
Telephone: 800-4-CANCER (800-422-6237)
CancerFax: 301-402-5874
Internet: cis.nci.nih.gov/index.html
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) operates the Cancer Information Service (CIS) for people with cancer, their families, and health care professionals. CIS allows you to speak directly to a Cancer Information Specialist who will answer you questions by telephone Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM local time. You can also access an information specialist online by clicking on the LiveHelp link; check the Internet site for hours of availability. The Internet site also has downloadable Fact Sheets and ordering information for NCI publications.

Cancervive
Telephone: 800-4-TO-CURE (800-486-2873) or 310-203-9232
Internet: www.cancervive.org
Cancervive is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping cancer survivors reclaim their lives after cancer.

Cancer WEB
Internet: cancerweb.ncl.ac.uk
CancerWeb is based in the United Kingdom. It is run by volunteers and contains extensive information about many different aspects of cancer, investigation, and treatment.

KIDSCOPE
Internet: www.kidscope.org
KIDSCOPE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children understand and cope with the effects from cancer and chemotherapy in a parent. Kemo Shark is a short comic-like book intended to help children understand chemotherapy and is available from this site.

National Brain Tumor Foundation
Telephone: 800-934-CURE (800-934-2873) or 510-839-9777
Internet: www.braintumor.org
The National Brain Tumor Foundation (NBTF) is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing information and support for people with brain tumors, their family members, and health care professionals. NBTF publishes printed materials for patients and family members, provides access to a national network of patient support groups, and assists in answering patient inquiries.

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Telephone: 800-4-CANCER (800-422-6237) or 301-496-5583
CancerFax: 800-624-2511
Internet: www.nci.nih.gov
NCI is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NCI is the federal government's principal agency for cancer research and training. NCI coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients. NCI sponsors the Physicians Data Query (PDQ), a computerized listing of up-to-date information for health professionals and patients concerning the latest information on cancer treatments and clinical trials. PDQ information can be obtained through a fax machine with a telephone handset by calling CancerFax. See the listing for the Cancer Information Service for additional information about obtaining NCI products and services by telephone.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
Telephone: 888-650-9127 or 310-650-8868
Internet: www.canceradvocacy.org
The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) is a survivor-led advocacy organization working exclusively on behalf of the over 9 million cancer survivors in the U.S. and the millions more touched by this disease. By educating all those affected by cancer and speaking out on issues related to quality cancer care, NCCS is empowering every cancer survivor.

OncoLink
Internet: www.oncolink.upenn.edu
The University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center sponsors this extensive cancer resource site that includes information on types of cancer, treatment options, clinical trials, and coping with cancer.


Vital Options® International TeleSupport® Cancer Network
Telephone: 818-508-5657
Internet: www.vitaloptions.org
Vital Options® International TeleSupport® Cancer Network is a nonprofit 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. Vital Options sponsors The Group Room®, a weekly syndicated cancer radio talk show that is simulcast on the Internet and XM Satellite. The Group Room® can be reached by telephone at 800-GRP-ROOM (800-477-7666). The program is broadcast on Sundays 4-6 PM (ET), 3-5 PM (CT), 1-3 PM (PT). The Internet site has a listing of local radio stations that carry The Group Room®.
 


 
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