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Community Resources

Organizations, Agencies, and Websites

Sources of information and support within the cancer community can sometimes seem hard to find, and at other times the options are overwhelming. We’ve organized more than a hundred resources here to make it easier for you to identify the information, services and assistance you’re trying to find. Search below for information on cancer-related nonprofit organizations, advocacy groups, government agencies, research and professional organizations, and informational websites.

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American Thyroid Association

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.

Association for International Cancer Research

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.

Association of American Cancer Institutes

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 of Community Cancer Centers

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.

Bangkok Breast Cancer Support Group

The Bangkok Breast Cancer Support Group provides emotional support to women who have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer, are undergoing treatment, or are recovering from treatment. It’s made up of volunteers who have either had breast cancer or been close to a woman who has had the disease. The group meets monthly and also offers private consultations and visits. The meetings are usually conducted in English, but women who speak all languages are welcome. The Bangkok Breast Cancer Support Group also works to educate the women of Thailand about prevention and early detection of breast cancer.

BC Cancer Agency

The BC Cancer Agency (BCCA) educates the people of British Columbia and the Yukon about cancer. The BCCA provides information about prevention, screening, and early detection. It also educates people about treatment options, including alternative therapies. In addition to its informational services, the BCCA also has one-on-one support services and support groups.

Black Women’s Health Imperative

The Black Women’s Health Imperative is a health education, research, advocacy and leadership-development institution. Its website provides information, educational materials, news and other resources related to health issues facing black women.

Breast Cancer Action

Breast Cancer Action (BCA) is a grassroots organization of breast cancer survivors and their supporters that educates people about breast cancer issues. The group’s website has downloadable flyers and fact sheets on breast cancer issues. BCA also provides information for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.

Breast Cancer Fund (The)

The Breast Cancer Fund works to identify and eliminate environmental and other preventable contributors to breast cancer. The fund, which also educates the public about cancer prevention, produces a monthly e-newsletter.

Breast Cancer Research Foundation (The)

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is dedicated to preventing and curing breast cancer by raising funds for innovative research and increasing awareness of good breast health. The foundation has a monthly e-mail newsletter and hosts an annual conference.