Cancer & Lung Cancer Organizations
for Cancer Research (AACR)
Nonprofit dedicated to basic and clinical cancer research.
American Cancer Society
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
Nonprofit focusing on diet, nutrition and cancer prevention.
Offers a Cancer Resource Program that provides a lung cancer guide.
American Lung Association
Nonprofit focusing on lung disease prevention, advocacy group.
ALA can help to point out community resources.
Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Professional organization providing cancer information for both
oncology professionals and cancer patients.
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
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.
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
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 Alliance (LCA)
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
Government institution sponsoring cancer research, training,
clinical trials, a
Cancer Information Service, and
a cancer information website, cancer.gov,
treatment information, a CANCERLIT
database and a Lung
Cancer page), among other information services.
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.
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
Roy Castle Foundation
Nonprofit research center established to fight lung cancer.
Facilities include laboratories, teaching facilities and a lung cancer
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.