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American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
Nonprofit dedicated to basic and clinical cancer research.

American Cancer Society (ACS)
Nonprofit provides general cancer educational and support services, including a Lung Cancer Resource Center which describes lung cancer, its risk factors, prevention, causes, detection, symptoms, diagnosis, staging and treatment.

American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)
Nonprofit focusing on diet, nutrition and cancer prevention. Offers a Cancer Resource Program that provides a lung cancer guide.

American Lung Association (ALA)
Nonprofit focusing on lung disease prevention, advocacy group. ALA can help to point out community resources.

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Professional organization providing cancer information for both oncology professionals and cancer patients.

Angiogenesis Foundation
Nonprofit offers a Patient Cancer Center page with information on angiogenesis for cancer patients. Free information resources include a section on "Understanding Angiogenesis" and a list of anti-angiogenic drugs in clinical trials for cancer.

Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR)
Nonprofit association managing over 90 online support groups providing information and community to patients, caregivers, and others. Of particular interest is LUNG-ONC, the Lung Cancer Online Support Group, including its archives which can be searched by keyword or browsed by date.

CancerCare, Inc.
Nonprofit providing extensive assistance to people with cancer including counseling services, information about cancer and treatment, referrals to other support services (home care, child care, transportation, pain management, entitlements), educational seminars and materials, and financial planning.

International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC)
Nonprofit association promoting the study of lung cancer and dissemination of information on lung cancer. IASLC organizes world conferences on lung cancer and numerous yearly workshops on specific themes. Publishes Lung Cancer.

Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA)
800-298-2436
Nonprofit organization dedicated solely to advocating for people living with lung cancer or at risk for the disease. LCA initiatives include: educating public policy leaders of the need for greater resources for lung cancer research while changing the face of lung cancer and reducing the stigma associated with the disease. LCA offers patient education and support programs focused on helping people directly affected by lung cancer, including a lung cancer hotline, a phone buddy program, a quarterly newsletter, and an advocacy alert network, where advocates can receive alerts to participate in or respond to important lung cancer issues.

National Cancer Institute (NCI) (cancer.gov)
Government institution sponsoring cancer research, training, clinical trials, a Cancer Information Service, and a cancer information website, cancer.gov, (with PDQ treatment information, a CANCERLIT database and a Lung Cancer page), among other information services.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)
Nonprofit network of organizations and individuals working in the area of cancer support and information. Offers The Cancer Survival Tool Box, a self-learning audio program covering topics and skills that can help people with cancer meet the challenge of their illness.

National Familial Lung Cancer Registry (Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions)
Goals of the registry are to further our understanding of the causes of lung cancer (beyond smoking) and to serve as an educational resource for persons at risk for lung cancer. If two or more people in a family have been diagnosed with lung cancer, the family is eligible to be a part of the Registry.

Roy Castle Foundation
Nonprofit research center established to fight lung cancer. Facilities include laboratories, teaching facilities and a lung cancer library.

Society of Thoracic Surgeons - Patient Information
Nonprofit professional organization. Patient information page offers information about diseases of the chest - including symptoms and prevention, and the procedures used to correct them.


 

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