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American Academy of Dermatology
930 East Woodfield Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173

The American Academy of Dermatology was founded in 1938. It is the largest, most influential and most representative dermatology group in the United States. With a membership of more than 17,000, it represents virtually all practicing dermatologists in the United States, as well as a growing number of international dermatologists. 


Association of American Cancer Institutes
200 Lothrop St.
Iroquois Building, Suite 308
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

The Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) includes 85 academic and free-standing cancer research centers in the United States. AACI works to eliminate cancer by promoting research, prevention, treatment and patient care. The association's website provides research news and a list of member cancer centers, which are searchable by state.

Association College of Gastroenterology
6400 Goldsboro Rd, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20817

The mission of the American College of Gastroenterology shall be to advance the medical treatment and scientific study of gastrointestinal disorders. The College will strive to serve the evolving needs of physicians in the delivery of high quality scientific, humanistic, clinical, ethical, and cost-effective health care to gastroenterology patients.


Association of Community Cancer Centers
11600 Nebel Street, Suite 201
Rockville, MD 20852-2557

The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) promotes the entire continuum of quality cancer care for our patients and our communities. Since 1974, ACCC has been helping oncology professionals adapt to the complex changes of delivering quality cancer care while responding to regulatory and legislative changes.


Association for International Cancer Research
Madras House St. Andrews
Fife, KY169EH Scotland

The Association for International Cancer Research funds cutting edge research into the causes of cancer. In the past 32 years, our donors have supported a large variety of projects in all corners of the world. We currently have 176 projects underway.


American Pain Society
4700 West Lake Avenue
Glenview, IL 60025

The American Pain Society is a multidisciplinary community that brings together a diverse group of scientists, clinicians and other professionals to increase the knowledge of pain and transform public policy and clinical practice to reduce pain-related suffering.

American Skin Association
6 East 43rd Street, 28th Floor
New York, NY 10017 

The American Skin Association is a unique collaboration of patients, families, advocates, physicians and scientists, American Skin Association has evolved over the past two decades as a leading force in efforts to defeat melanoma, skin cancer and disease.

American Society of Clinical Oncology
1900 Duke St., Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is an organization of health care professionals who conduct clinical cancer research and treat patients with cancer. ASCO's primary website includes news releases, articles about cancer research and survivorship, and information on new drugs. ASCO also operates Cancer.Net, a website for patients that provides information on different types of cancer, clinical trials, managing side effects, and other topics. Cancer.Net also features an oncologist database. ASCO holds an annual conference at which physicians and scientists meet to share advances in cancer treatment. It also publishes the Journal of Clinical Oncology, a peer-reviewed biomedical journal.


American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons 
85 West Algonquin Road Suite 550
Arlington Heights, IL 60005 

The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) is the premier society for colon and rectal surgeons and other surgeons dedicated to advancing and promoting the science and practice of the treatment of patients with diseases and disorders affecting the colon, rectum and anus. More than 1,000 of the Society's 2,800+ members are certified by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.  

American Thyroid Association
6066 Leesburg Pike, Suite 550
Falls Church, VA 22041 

The ATA is the leading organization devoted to thyroid biology and to the prevention and treatment of thyroid disease through excellence in research, clinical care, education, and public health.

Cancer Research UK
1-020-72-42 0200
Angel Building 407 St John Street
London, EC1V 4AD United Kingdom

CancerHelp UK is the patient information website of Cancer Research UK. Their belief is that information about cancer should be freely available to anyone affected by cancer, and written in a way that people can easily understand.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The CDC website offers information on a variety of health issues, including cancer. Some of the information provided by the CDC includes statistical information on cancer diagnosis in the United States, smoking-cessation programs, and educational materials on cancer treatment and awareness. The CDC website also maintains a page dedicated to cancer survivorship issues.  


Childhood Eye Cancer Trust
The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel Road
London, E1 1BB United Kingdom

The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust has been a registered charity since 1987 and aims to provide information and support to individuals and familites with retinoblastoma (Rb), to raise awareness of Rb, to raise funds for research, and to influence prodessional bodies to ensure optimum service for Rb patients.

Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation
21 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 801
Toronto, Ontario M4T 1L9 Canada

Founded in 1987, Childhood Cancer Canada (CCC) is the country's leading foundation dedicated entirely to the fight against childhood cancer. The CCC achieve's their goal of improving the lives of children with cancer and their families through vital support programs and investment in collaborative cancer research.  

Institute of Medicine
500 Fifth St., NW
Washington, DC 20001

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is a division of the National Academies, which brings together committees of experts in science, medicine and engineering to serve as unbiased advisers who are independent of the United States government. The IOM's work is done by volunteer scientists and lay people who provide analysis and guidance to the government, professionals, policymakers and the public on important issues in health and medicine. The IOM's website includes many resources, including reports on cancer survivorship, cancer research and palliative care.

Mayo Clinic

200 First St. S.W.
Rochester, MN 55905

Mayo Clinic, a not-for-profit medical practice, is comprised of more than 3,300 physicians, scientists and researchers. Visitors to its website will find comprehensive guides created by medical experts on hundreds of diseases and conditions. Information is also available regarding symptoms, drugs and supplements and tests and procedures.


National Cancer Institute
1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
6116 Executive Blvd.
Room 3036A
Bethesda, MD 20892-8322

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). An agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the NIH is the medical research agency of the federal government. The NCI conducts and supports research, training, health-information dissemination and other programs that are related 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. The NCI website offers extensive fact sheets on all types of cancer, a dictionary of cancer terms, a dictionary of drug names, information on coping with cancer, and research news. It provides information on cancer prevention, screening, clinical trials, research funding, statistics, and complementary and alternative medicine. The institute's toll-free help-line provides smoking-cessation information and answers to questions about cancer.


National Comprehensive Cancer Network
500 Old York Road, Suite 250
Jenkintown, PA 19046

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is an alliance of leading cancer centers. NCCN's website provides information for researchers and patients, including information on treatment guidelines and supportive care, local clinical trials, and member centers that can assist people seeking physicians, pediatric cancer treatment, and genetic testing or screening.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
P.O. Box 12233
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709  

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences is a part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The institute studies how environmental factors increase or decrease a person’s likelihood of getting various diseases, including cancer. At its website, NIEHS maintains a library of resources, including fact sheets, reports and the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health Perspectives. NIEHS also holds a series of local town meeting–style events to educate people about the impact that environment can have on health. The institute also runs a long-term study of women whose sisters had breast cancer, called the Sister Study, which aims to learn how environment and genes affect a woman’s chances of developing breast cancer.


National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is the world's largest medical library. It offers a free online searchable database, PubMed, which includes more than 15 million journal article references and abstracts. PubMed includes links to the full text of articles (which may require a fee) and other related resources. The NLM also offers a resource for the public called MedlinePlus, which includes links to self-help groups, NIH consumer-related organizations, health-related organizations and clinical trials.

Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce St. – 2 Donner
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283  

Oncolink is a website of cancer resources operated by the University of Pennsylvania. It provides information on cancers by type and cancer treatment options. The website also offers information about support and survivorship. The Oncolink website has an Ask the Experts page through which survivors can pose questions to the University of Pennsylvania's team of cancer experts. 



WebMD is an online resource produced by board-certified physicians, medical writers and trained community moderators. WebMD provides timely news about medical research and information on cancer as well as other medical issues. It offers information specifically designed for newly diagnosed patients and maintains a database of physicians to help patients find doctors in their areas.


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September 17, 2013