AACC's Lab Tests Online is an award-winning health information web resource designed to help patients and caregivers understand the many lab tests that are vital part of medical care. Laboratory professionals, who are experts in the field, develop and review all content, including articles on lab tests, conditions/diseases, screening,clinical laboratory topics, and lab test news. The site is produced by AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to clinical laboratory science and its application to healthcare. Learn more.
Antidote is a digital health company on a mission. Our aim is to accelerate the breakthroughs of potentially life-saving treatments, by bridging the gap between medical research and the people who need it.
In a world where 80% of clinical trials are delayed or closed due to lack of awareness, we use cutting-edge technology to match the right patients with the right trials. We’re helping medical researchers make progress, faster – and offering new treatment options to patients in need.
ASCLS is a professional association representing over 300,000 non-physician laboratory professionals. The Society’s primary mission is to enable its members to provide safe, effective, patient-centered quality services by advancing their competence and credentials. Medical laboratory professionals are the foundation to quality laboratory medicine and ensure that everyone can access safe, effective, efficient, equitable, patient-centered healthcare.
The Canadian MPN Network was founded in 2014. Our purpose as an organization is to connect and help Canadians from coast to coast to coast who are dealing the challenges of living with a myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) disorder.
CanCare, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides one-on-one, personal support to cancer patients and their loved ones by matching them with a survivor or caregiver of the same type of cancer they are experiencing. CanCare’s services are confidential and provided without charge.
Published quarterly by the American Association for Cancer Research, Cancer Today magazine empowers patients, survivors and caregivers with reliable, reader-friendly reporting on the latest advances in cancer research, insider looks at people driving progress against cancer, guidance on being an active partner in one’s treatment, and more. Cancer Today’s free monthly e-newsletter contains links to web exclusives, information about events and resources, and magazine highlights
CLL Global Research Foundation began as a concept from patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The idea was to provide a spotlight on CLL and to accelerate CLL research. Therefore, CLL Global is committed to accelerating progress towards the control of CLL and ultimately finding a cure for the disease as quickly as possible. To accomplish this, we promote a novel structure for research. We preferentially fund projects that translate into rapid clinical applications. We pride ourselves in complementing, rather than replacing, other funding mechanisms by accelerating new ideas, which allows researchers the opportunity for increased funding from other resources.
CLL Patient Advocacy Group (CLLPAG) is a national advocacy group founded in 2002 at an education meeting organized by Ontario CLL patients. CLLPAG is dedicated to providing education and improving access to treatments that will extend the lives of Canadians affected by Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) and Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma (SLL).
The CLL Society Inc. is a patient–centric, physician–curated nonprofit organization focused on patient education, support and research. Dedicated to addressing the unmet needs of the CLL and related blood cancer communities, we explain the rapidly changing therapeutic landscape and the importance of clinical trials, support and build patient networks, engage in research and educate providers and patients.
The CLL Support Association (CLLSA) is a CLL-specific support charity founded in the UK In 2005. The remit of the CLLSA is to provide support to CLL/SLL patients and their carers by keeping them informed of recent and relevant developments in CLL/SLL treatment and research and to provide opportunities for awareness raising and mutual support. The association has a dual role of patient education and empowerment while raising awareness in the wider community of our unmet needs and improving access to CLL/SLL treatments and care.
Through our unique matching process, Imerman Angels partners anyone, any age, any gender, anywhere and any cancer type seeking support with someone just like them – a “Mentor Angel”. A Mentor Angel is a cancer survivor or caregiver who most importantly has faced the same type of cancer. Our 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.
Founded in 1990, the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) is the first and largest organization focusing specifically on multiple myeloma. The IMF’s reach extends to more than 525,000 members in 140 countries worldwide. The IMF is dedicated to improving the quality of life of myeloma patients while working toward prevention and a cure through our four founding principles: Research, Education, Support and Advocacy.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease myeloma and myeloproliferative neoplasms and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services, including financial support and talking to an information specialist.
The "Leukemia Patient Advocates Foundation" is a patient-led non-profit foundation in Switzerland, connecting leukemia patient organizations on all continents to strengthen their advocacy work. Its mission is to improve the lives and survival of patients affected by leukemia as well as their relatives by supporting leaders in providing help and support. It is a platform for discussions and best practice sharing to leukemia patient groups worldwide. The foundation collaborates with all stakeholders involved in research, treatment and care of leukemia patients. It hosts the global "CML Advocates Network" connecting more than 80 leukemia patient organizations in more than 60 countries, and hosts the "CML Horizons" conference as the annual global leadership meeting that welcomes patient leaders from all world regions.
Malecare, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 1997. Malecare develops practical, life saving programs to address the problem of men dying sooner than women. Since 2005, we have expanded our programs to include services and research regarding the effects of cancer on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people via our new nonprofit organization, the National LGBT Cancer Project-Out With Cancer. We also have developed a program focused on African American fathers, health and parenting, called, our New Dad project. We are oncologists, psychologists and social workers facilitating health care programs, free and open to the public. Many of Malecare’s clinical volunteers are themselves diagnosed with cancer. Malecare workshops, lectures, treatment and support groups provide health education to men, their loved ones and their families.
The Myeloma Crowd site is the first all-inclusive site for myeloma patients and features all of the good being done in the world of myeloma from the various myeloma foundations, patient support groups, individuals and myeloma specialists. It was founded in 2010 by myeloma patient Jenny Ahlstrom and offers three areas of support: 1) online and live simplified education in patient-friendly language 2) support for leading edge research for high-risk patients and 3) the use of data to solve patient problems and support research.
If you are facing affordability challenges with your specialty medications, our friends at the Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation might be able to help. PAN provides free financial assistance to underinsured patients being treated for more than 55 cancers, chronic illnesses and rare diseases. Learn more at www.PANfoundation.org. For applications and eligibility questions, call 1-866-316-PANF (7263).
Our mission is to fortify the health care consumer with the knowledge and tools to feel more confident playing a central role in decisions that affect their health, putting them more in control of their health and health care.
To especially empower patients and families dealing with cancer and serious, life-long chronic conditions so their “journey” can be better.
The mission of the National Prostate Cancer Awareness Foundation ( PCaAware ) is to raise the awareness levels of men and women about the real dangers of undetected prostate cancer in men of any age. While 90% of women know the warning signs for breast cancer, just 40% of men know the warning signs of prostate cancer. By participating in corporate wellness programs, and offering workshops, e-books, educational seminars and engaging in social media outreach, PCaAware is breaking down the wall of silence that surrounds this disease. When it comes to diseases of the prostate – Silence Is Not A Cure.
The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world’s leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating prostate cancer research. Founded in 1993, PCF has raised more than $700 million and provided funding to more than 2,000 research programs at more than 200 cancer centers and universities. The PCF global research enterprise extends to 19 countries. PCF advocated for greater awareness of prostate cancer and more efficient investment of governmental research funds for transformational cancer research. Its efforts have helped produce a 20-fold increase in government funding for prostate cancer/ More information about PCF can be found at www.pcf.org.
The Prostate Net® is a non-profit patient education and advocacy organization founded 16 years ago by Virgil Simons, a 17-year survivor of prostate cancer, who has built an international organization using a matrix of informational techniques, disease intervention programs and key public/private stakeholder partnerships to address issues of risk awareness, disease treatment decision-making and advanced stage management of prostate cancer.
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SHARE is a nationwide community that offers support and information to women diagnosed with breast and ovarian cancers and their caregivers. SHARE's helpline and support groups are led by people who have faced these diseases and are specially trained to offer support. Our educational programs and webinars are presented by physicians, researchers, and practitioners specializing in breast and ovarian cancer care. SHARE was founded in 1976, and all of our services are free of charge. Visit us at www.sharecancersupport.org, join our online support communities at www.healthunlocked.com/share1, or call our toll-free national helpline: 844-ASK-SHARE.
Sharsheret supports young Jewish women and families facing breast cancer at every stage—before, during, and after diagnosis. We help women and families connect to our community in the way that feels most comfortable, taking into consideration their stage of life, diagnosis, or treatment, as well as their connection to Judaism. We also provide educational resources, offer specialized support to those facing ovarian cancer or at high risk of developing cancer, and create programs for women and families to improve their quality of life. We understand that young Jewish women have unique concerns when it comes to breast and ovarian cancer, and we are the only organization that specializes in serving them. Learn more about our services and programs or make a donation at www.sharsheret.org.
The name “The Swallows” was chosen because many head and neck patients have problems with swallowing, during and following treatment. The organization of patients and carers/caregivers is a head and neck cancer support group based in Blackpool, Lancashire, UK but is now reaching out to all corners of the UK and facilitating support worldwide. The Swallows reaches out and offers support 24/7 and provides direction on resources. The organization is run by patients, carers, family and friends, so everyone understands the problems when patients are diagnosed with head and neck cancer and how patients can get the best care and support.
Tigerlily Foundation is a national breast cancer foundation providing education, awareness, advocacy and hands-on support to young women (15-45) – before, during and after breast cancer. Our programs impact young women of diverse ethnic backgrounds, underserved communities and those facing health disparities. Our programs also incorporate spirituality, holistic health, prevention, wellness, support and survivorship programs to help you live your best life.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston ranks as one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. MD Anderson is one of only 41 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). For ten of the past 12 years, including 2013, MD Anderson has ranked No. 1 in cancer care in “Best Hospitals,” a survey published annually in U.S. News & World Report. MD Anderson receives a cancer center support grant from the NCI of the National Institutes of Health.
The US Oncology Network is one of the nation’s largest networks of integrated, community-based oncology practices dedicated to advancing high-quality, evidence-based cancer care. A physician-led organization, The US Oncology Network unites like-minded physicians and clinicians around a common vision of improving patient outcomes and quality of life. Leveraging healthcare information technology, shared best practices, evidence-based guidelines and quality measurements, physicians within The US Oncology Network are pioneering new ways to achieve this vision. The US Oncology Network is committed to strengthening patient access to integrated care in local communities across the nation, including collaboration with a variety of payers, hospitals and academic institutions. The US Oncology Network is supported by McKesson Specialty Health, a division of McKesson Corporation focused on empowering a vibrant and sustainable community patient care delivery system. For more information, visit www.usoncology.com