AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
Atlanta, GA (also numerous state divisions & local offices)
Community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem and providing cancer-specific information and literature, statistics, clinical trials, list of available support groups, etc.
CANCER CARE, INC.
New York, NY
Non-profit organization dedicated to providing emotional support, information, referral and practical assistance for individuals diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones. Toll-free counseling line, teleconference programs, office-based services, internet services, etc.
CONVERSATIONS! The International Newsletter for Those Fighting Ovarian Cancer
Newsletter distributed approximately 10 times a year covering treatment options, clinical trials, coping skills, early detection strategies, etc. in a humorous and upbeat tone. Networking service to match women with similar diagnoses/life situations.
CORPORATE ANGEL NETWORK (CAN)
White Plains, NY
Non-profit organization which arranges free air transportation for cancer patients traveling to treatment using empty seats on corporate jets. Patients must be able to walk up stairs without assistance and have no IV or oxygen requirements, etc.
FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
Non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer due to family history and/or presence of BRCA mutations.
GYNECOLOGIC CANCER FOUNDATION (see also Women’s Cancer Network)
800-444-4441 or 312-578-1439
Non-profit organization established by the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) to promote public awareness about the prevention, early detection and treatment of GYN cancers. Source of educational brochures, public education campaigns, and web-based education via the Women’s Cancer Network.
Information about Johanna’s Law: The Gynecologic Cancer Education and Awareness Act which became law on 1/12/07.
NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI)
Cancer Information Service
Excellent source of extensive information about a variety of cancers – e.g., prevention, diagnosis, treatment, statistics, research, clinical trials, news, and links to other NCI websites.
NATIONAL OVARIAN CANCER COALITION (NOCC)
Boca Raton, FL
NOCC’s mission is to raise awareness and promote education about ovarian cancer.
OVARIAN CANCER NATIONAL ALLIANCE (OCNA)
Umbrella organization uniting ovarian cancer activists, women’s health advocates and healthcare professionals to increase public and professional understanding of ovarian cancer and to advocate for more effective diagnostics, treatments, and a cure.
OVARIAN CANCER RESEARCH FUND, INC.
New York, NY
800-873-9569 or 212-268-1002
Non-profit organization devoted to the formulation of early ovarian cancer diagnostic treatment programs, raising public awareness, and advancing ovarian cancer research for a cure.
THE WELLNESS COMMUNITY
International non-profit organization dedicated to providing free support, education, and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. Educational workshops, nutrition information, exercise programs, stress reduction, etc.
33WOMEN’S CANCER NETWORK
Developed by the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation
Interactive website dedicated to informing women around the world about gynecologic cancer. Treatment options, new experimental therapies, clinical trials, and nation-wide directory of GYN oncologists and specialists.