The Allyson Whitney Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization that empowers and fights for the interests of young adults with rare cancers.
The mission of the American Brain Tumor Association is to advance the understanding and treatment of brain tumors with the goals of improving, extending and, ultimately, saving the lives of those impacted by a brain tumor diagnosis.
They do this through interactions and engagements with brain tumor patients and their families, collaborations with allied groups and organizations, and the funding of brain tumor research.
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
The mission of the American Liver Foundation is to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.
The American Lung Association is a leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through Education, Advocacy and Research.
Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation is a national organization whose mission is to eliminate pediatric cancer and to provide hope and support to those who are touched by it.
The Lung Cancer Foundation (BJALCF) is one of the largest patient-driven philanthropies nationwide devoted exclusively to eradicating Lung Cancer through research, awareness, education, early detection and treatment.
The Cancer Support Community is an international non-profit dedicated to providing support, education and hope to people affected by cancer.
CanLiv's vision is to be the catalyst that brings together patients and their families affected by cancers of the bile duct, gall bladder, and liver with doctors, researchers and partners. CanLiv also strives to create a community of stakeholders that will work together to advance research, improve patient outcomes, and search for the cure.
The Children’s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation (CNCF) is a non-profit national health organization committed to finding a cure for neuroblastoma through research, education, awareness and advocacy.
The Chordoma Foundation is a nonprofit organization working to improve the lives of chordoma patients by accelerating research to develop effective treatments for chordoma, and by helping patients to get the best care possible.
The mission of the Chris 4 Life Colon Cancer Foundation is to find a cure for colon cancer by funding and facilitating cutting edge research programs across the nation.
The Developmental Therapeutics Institute (DTi) is a collaboration of Northwestern University and external basic scientists, translational researchers, and clinical investigators who have a shared passion for and particular expertise in developmental therapeutics. The DTi brings life-changing discoveries from the laboratory to patients.
FORCE's Mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer through education, research, advocacy and support.
Fight Colorectal Cancer is a leading colorectal cancer advocacy organization in Washington, D.C. empowering survivors to raise their voices, training advocates around the country and educating lawmakers and pushing them for better policies.
The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is a not for profit organization dedicated to funding research and training, and ensuring education and public awareness of gynecologic cancer prevention, early detection and optimal treatment.
The International Myleoma Foundation's mission is to improve the lives of myeloma patients. With over 196,000 members in 113 countries worldwide, the IMF is the oldest and largest organization dedicated to finding a cure for myeloma.
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The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
LLS is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.
The Leukemia Research Foundation is dedicated to conquering all blood cancers by funding research into their causes and cures, and enriching the quality of life of those touched by these diseases.
The LRG has a simple focus: to cure a form of cancer — GIST – and to help those living with it until then. To do this, the Life Raft Group focuses on three key areas: research, patient support & education, and advocacy, which lay the foundation of the mission to ensure the survival of GIST patients through a comprehensive approach connecting individual patients’ needs, the worldwide community of GIST advocates and the global health and research environment.
LUNGevity Foundation is committed to making an immediate impact on increasing quality-of-life and survivorship of people with lung cancer by accelerating research into early detection and more effective treatments, as well as providing community, support and education for all those affected by the disease.
The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is the nation's largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and providing people with lymphoma and healthcare professionals with up-to-date information about this type of cancer. LRF's mission is to eradicate lymphoma and serve those touched by this disease.
The Michael Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation serves as a catalyst for early detection research while providing support for the well being of pancreatic cancer patients and their families.
The National Brain Tumor Society leverages collective resources and knowledge to deliver the greatest impact to the brain tumor community. With catalytic funding models, intensive research collaborations, and a focused public policy agenda, the NBTS drives change at critical points within the drug discovery and development landscape.
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.
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of 23 of the world's leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education, is dedicated to improving the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can live better lives.
The Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute (NBTI) is a nationally recognized leader in the fight against brain and spinal cord tumors, offering patients the most advanced clinical trial and treatment options available.
The Oncofertility Consortium addresses the complex health care and quality-of-life issues that concern young cancer patients whose fertility may be threatened by their disease or its treatment. The national, interdisciplinary initiative is based at Northwestern University, where it was founded.
OncoLink is the first multimedia oncology information resource placed on the Internet. OncoLink's mission is to educate patients, families, and other interested parties.
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.
The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation is the world's largest non-governmental funder of childhood brain tumor research.
Committed to curing prostate cancer, the Prostate Cancer Foundation is the leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating research globally.
he Research Advocacy Network advances patient-focused cancer research by fostering interaction among advocates, researchers and related organizations.
Respiratory Health Association's mission is to promote healthy lungs and fight lung disease through research, advocacy and education.
The Sister Study is conducted by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, one of the National Institutes of Health, of the US Department of Health and Human Services. From 2004 to 2009, more than 50,000 women across the US and Puerto Rico, who were between ages 35–74 and whose sister had breast cancer, joined this landmark research effort to find causes of breast cancer. Because of their shared environment, genes, and experiences, studying sisters provides a greater chance of identifying risk factors that may help us find ways to prevent breast cancer.
The Sister Study is currently tracking the health of women in the cohort. Participants complete health updates each year, as well as detailed questionnaires about health and experiences every two-to-three years. Research in the Sister Study focuses on causes of breast cancer and other health issues in women, as well as on factors that influence quality of life and outcomes after a breast cancer diagnosis.
The Skin Cancer Institute within the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University provides patient care and high-impact research, education, and training.
Skin of Steel is a not-for-profit organization collaborating with the Lurie Cancer Center on a national Melanoma Tissue Bank that will lead to more clinical trials and expertise being available in Chicago.
Since 1982, Susan G. Komen has played a critical role in major advances in the fight against breast cancer through early detection, treatment and research.
The Eye Cancer Network is an educational and supportive resource for eye cancer patients, their families, and physicians. This mission is two-fold: one part focused on multi-centered research of new diagnostic treatments for eye cancer research, the other focused on providing much needed patient support services.
The Oral Cancer Foundation is a national public service, non-profit entity designed to reduce suffering and save lives through prevention, education, research, advocacy, and patient support activities.
The Testicular Cancer Resource Center is a charitable organization devoted to helping people understand testicular and extragonadal germ cell tumors.
Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc. is a non-profit organization of thyroid cancer survivors, family members, and health care professionals dedicated to support, education, and communication for thyroid cancer survivors, their families and friends.