American Association for Cancer Research

Support and Advocacy Groups: Gynecologic Cancers

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Gynecologic Cancer Foundation
230 West Monroe, Suite 2528
Chicago, IL 60606

The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF) is a national organization that works to ensure public awareness of gynecologic cancer prevention, early diagnosis and proper treatment. The foundation publishes brochures and educational materials about gynecologic cancer. The GCF also supports research and training related to gynecologic cancers. The foundation’s Women’s Cancer Network offers information about risk assessment and clinical trials and has a database of doctors who treat gynecologic cancers. The GCF also offers courses and telephone educational workshops for survivors of a variety of gynecologic cancers.

National Cervical Cancer Coalition
6520 Platt Ave., Suite 693
West Hills, CA 91307

The National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) is an organization of cervical cancer survivors, caregivers, family members, researchers, hospitals, pathologists and others who are dedicated to educating people about cervical cancer. The NCCC spreads information about the importance of early detection and advocates for quality patient care. The organization provides support for women with cervical cancer through its Phone Pals and E-Pals programs, which match women with cervical cancer survivors. It also provides information about support for caregivers. The NCCC has several chapters throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Ovarian Cancer Canada
101-145 Front St. East
Toronto, Ontario M5A 1E3

Ovarian Cancer Canada provides ovarian cancer education and support to the people of Canada. It publishes a quarterly newsletter which is available by e-mail and it hosts support group meetings for women with ovarian cancer. It also provides support for the friends and families of women with ovarian cancer. All of Ovarian Cancer Canada's services are available in English and French.

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
910 17th St., N.W., Suite 413
Washington, DC 20006

The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA) provides educational resources for survivors. It helps women with ovarian cancer deal with insurance and financial issues and provides a support network for them. OCNA focuses on four key areas: public education, public policy, research and communication.

The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
14 Pennsylvania Plaza, Suite 1400
New York, NY 10122

The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) promotes and raises funds for ovarian cancer research and the development of a tool for early diagnosis. The organization also offers support and information to patients, family members and the public. It offers an informational hotline that is staffed by volunteers, many of whom are ovarian cancer survivors.

SHARE: Self-help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer
1501 Broadway, Suite 704A
New York, NY 10036

SHARE offers support to women with breast or ovarian cancer in the New York metropolitan area. Cancer survivors lead SHARE's support groups and staff its hotlines. There are separate hotlines for breast, ovarian and Latina patients; programs for families and friends affected by breast and ovarian cancer; and a variety of support groups and other programs. SHARE offers educational programs on topics such as lymphedema, clinical trials, bone health, hormonal treatments, access to medical care and advocacy.


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August 1, 2011