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3040 Cutting Blvd
Richmond California 94804

FEATURED RESOURCE: Patient Support and Resources

AIM at Melanoma is globally engaged and locally invested in advancing the battle against melanoma through groundbreaking research, legislative reform, education, and patient and caregiver support.

2160 Fletcher Parkway, Suite O
El Cajon CA 92020
Phone: (619) 448-0991
Fax: (619) 448-2902

FEATURED RESOURCE: Melanoma Prevention

The American Melanoma Foundation (AMF) was founded to address the need for new treatment options in melanoma, one of the most serious of all cancers. The AMF provides support for basic research for new treatments in melanoma and contributes to the general community with education and awareness programs. The AMF also contributes to the patient community through patient support groups, a critical need for patients with this disease and the unique issues they are facing.

11600 Nebel Street, Suite 201
Rockville MD 20852-2557
Phone: (301) 984-9496
Fax: (301) 770-1949

FEATURED RESOURCE: Provider Resources

Since 1974, the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) has been the premier education and advocacy organization for the multidisciplinary cancer care team. ACCC promotes the entire continuum of quality cancer care for our patients and our communities. For more than 30 years, ACCC has been helping oncology professionals adapt to the complex changes of delivering quality cancer care while responding to regulatory and legislative changes.

PO Box 287452
New York NY 10128-0025

FEATURED RESOURCE: Free Publications for Patients

The Bone and Cancer Foundation (BCF) is an information and education resource for patients with cancer and bone involvement and their healthcare providers. BCF provides information through print publications and the BCF website.

There are currently ten publications on: Prostate Cancer, Breast Cancer, Lung Cancer; Myeloma, Osteonecrosis of the Jaw, Pain, Vitamin D Deficiency, Osteosarcoma, Surgery, Physical Therapy and other Rehabilitation Therapies.

3520 Lake Avenue, Suite #202
Wilmette IL 60091
Phone: 847-424-0600
Fax: 847-424-0606

FEATURED RESOURCE: About Blood Diseases

The Leukemia Research Foundation is dedicated to conquering all blood cancers by funding research into their causes and cures, and enriching the quality of life of those touched by these diseases.

354 West Lancaster Ave., Suite 224
Haverford PA 19041
Phone: (888) 753-LBBC (5222)

FEATURED ARTICLE: Guides to Understanding Breast Cancer

Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) is dedicated to assisting patients that are newly diagnosed, in treatment, recently completed treatment, are years beyond or are living with metastatic breast cancer .Living Beyond Breast Cancer offers programs and services to women affected by breast cancer, caregivers and healthcare providers.

125 Second Ave, room 13
New York NY 10003
Phone: (212) 673-4920

FEATURED ARTICLE: Newly Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer Guide

Malecare is a nonprofit grassroots network of cancer patients and clinicians. Established in 1997, Malecare's mission is to help men and their families and friends fight prostate cancer, testicular cancer and male breast cancer via support groups, workshops, research, conferences, publications and counseling; most all available for free and open to the public. We are the world's only men's health organization to focus on gay men and cancer as well as access to health care for underserved members of minority populations.

8455 Lenexa Drive
Overland Park KS 66214
Phone: (800) 497-7530


Patient Resource LLC's goal 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

1250 Fourth Street
Santa Monica CA 90401
Phone: 1.800.757.CURE (2873)

FEATURED RESOURCE: Free Prostate Cancer Guides and Books

Firmly committed to curing prostate cancer, the Prostate Cancer Foundation is the leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating research globally. Since 1993, our unique strategies for identifying and investing in the most promising research programs have generated life-saving results. We channel resources to the world’s top scientific minds—cutting red tape and encouraging collaboration to speed breakthroughs. As a champion for increased government and private support, PCF has helped build a global research enterprise of nearly $10 billion. Through the generous contributions of our donors, we have funded more than 1,500 programs at nearly 200 research centers in 12 countries.

3220 N Street NW #281
Washington DC 20007
Phone: (202) 810-3146

FEATURED RESOURCE: Skin Cancer Prevention Recommendations

SHADE Foundation of America is working to create sun-safety attitudes in society, especially in our youth. Developing responsible sun attitudes at an early age can eliminate the alarming statistics that continue to increase. Skin Cancer is the most common form of cancer in the US with more than 1 million new cases diagnosed each year. Approximately 92,000 will be melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer.

SHADE Foundation is where melanoma patients, survivors and their families can find information and support. Parents and teachers can find programs to educate their children. Corporations and individuals can learn how they can provide sun-safety to children.

PO Box 53
Locust Valley NY 11560
Phone: 1-800-377-0928
Fax: 516-671-8794

FEATURED RESOURCE: Survivor Volunteer Network

As a self-help organization involved in the development of programs of support, SPOHNC, a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, has become a vital component of the healing process for head and neck cancer patients. It has had an enormous positive impact on meeting the psychosocial needs of patients as well as preserving, restoring, and promoting physical and emotional health. A support organization, such as SPOHNC, can also be the foundation for patient and family education and awareness.

12650 Riverside Drive, Suite 206
North Hollywood CA 91607
Phone: USA and Canada only: 800.452.CURE (2873)

FEATURED ARTICLE: 10 Steps to Better Care!

At The International Myeloma Foundation, our commitment is to provide you with the most up to date and in-depth information about multiple myeloma including research and treatment advances, as well as information about the IMF, upcoming events and our reserach, education, support and advocacy programs.

1717 K St. NW Suite 900
Washington, D.C. 20006
Phone: (800) 663.5930

FEATURED RESOURCE: Patient Resources

The Ocular Melanoma Foundation’s mission is to accelerate and enhance scientific research, advocacy, and awareness of ocular melanoma and to provide education and support to patients, their families, and healthcare professionals.

For patients and their loved ones, OMF aspires to be the top destination for up-to-date OM-related educational information, a meeting place, and advocacy resource. For doctors and researchers, OMF strives to be the connective tissue, facilitating interdisciplinary cancer research.

5003 Fairview Avenue
Downers Grove IL 60515
Phone: (800) 80-Us TOO (800-808-7866)
Fax: (630) 795-1602

FEATURED RESOURCE: Free Educational Publications

Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education & Support Network is a grassroots, registered 501(c)(3) non-profit prostate cancer education and support network of 325 support group chapters worldwide, providing men and their families with free information, materials and peer-to-peer support so they can make informed choices on detection, treatment options and coping with ongoing survivorship. The organization was founded in 1990 by five men who had been treated for prostate cancer.

236 Massachusetts Avenue, NE Suite 301
Washington DC 20002
Phone: 202-580-5730

FEATURED RESOURCE: Treatment Decision Guide

Women Against Prostate Cancer (WAPC) is a new organization developing a grassroots network of women volunteers who have been adversely affected by prostate cancer. The organization at its core has advocates, widows, healthcare professionals, and caregivers that will work in collaboration with other organizations and entities. We aim to provide support for women and their families affected by prostate cancer through providing access to resources and supportive programming. WAPC is setup to be a tool for women to harness the power of their voices as being affected by prostate cancer and advance national and state-based policy, media, and educational efforts.

Additional Resources

American Brain Tumor Association
The ABTA is the recognized resource for comprehensive information and compassionate support for the brain tumor patients, families and caregivers who are living with this disease.

Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer
Debbie's Dream Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about stomach cancer, advancing funding for research, and providing education and support internationally to patients, families, and caregivers. Debbie's Dream seeks as its ultimate goal to make the cure for stomach cancer a reality.

Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation
The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation works to eradicate breast cancer and improve the quality of women's health through innovative research, education, and advocacy. was started by Dr. Peter Thatcher and is dedicated to stomach cancer awareness and education. The goal of the site is to provide gastric cancer help and hope to those at a very difficult time in their lives.

National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation
The National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation provides support for all those afflicted with or affected by pancreatic cancer, whether patient or family member, through the use of patient advocacy, educational awareness, early detection research, and direct financial resource support programs, regardless the level of qualification of the patient.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a national organization creating hope through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure.

The purpose of this site is to serve as a worldwide gathering point on the Internet for the latest news and disinterested information in regard to clinical trials and other responsible medical care in the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

The CERN Foundation
The CERN Foundation is comprised of a dedicated group of scientists and adult and pediatric neuro-oncologists working to find new treatments for ependymoma, a type of brain tumor.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.