Links and Resources


National Resources for Childhood and Adult Cancers


American Cancer Society


Comprehensive resource and support information for patients, family, friends, survivors and professionals.

American Cancer Society
1599 Clifton Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30329
1-800-ACS-2345
www.cancer.org

 

Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation


Provides support, education and advocacy for children and adolescents with cancer, survivors of childhood/adolescent cancer, their families and the professionals who care for them.

The Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
National Office
P.O. Box 498
Kensington, MD 20895-0498
1-800-366-2223
www.candlelighters.org

 

Compassionate Friends


Assists families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and provides resource and support information to those who care for grieving families and friends.

The Compassionate Friends, Inc.
P.O. Box 3696
Oak Brook, Il 60522-3696
1-877-969-0010
www.compassionatefriends.com

 

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp


Provides children with cancer and other serious illnesses and conditions camping experiences of great quality and joy, while extending year-round support to their families and health care providers.

The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp
565 Ashford Center Rd.
Ashford, CT 06278
1-860-429-3444
www.holeinthewallgang.org

 

The National Cancer Institute


Is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training. The National Cancer Institute 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.

National Cancer Institute
NCI Public Inquiries Office
6116 Executive Blvd.
Room 3036A
Bethesda, MD 20892-8322
1-800-422-6237
www.cancer.gov

 

Curesearch


Unites the world's largest childhood cancer research organization, The Children's Oncology Group, and the National Childhood Cancer Foundation in their shared mission to cure childhood cancer. Resource and support guidance is available for parents, families and patients, including information about clinical trials.

The National Childhood Cancer Foundation
Headquarters Office
4600 East West Highway, #600
Bethesda, MD 20814-3457
1-240-235-2200
www.curesearch.org


 

Mesothelioma Group

A small team of healthcare professionals, patient advocates, and communication specialists who have one goal: to lead the way in supporting and encouraging mesothelioma patients and their families.

http://www.mesotheliomagroup.com
888-708-5660



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