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Additional Cancer Information

A wealth of credible cancer information is available online. Below is a select list of websites where you can get information on specific cancers, research, support groups, statistics, treatment, and cancer care.

The information provided by these websites should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care and advice. If you have or suspect you have a health problem, consult your physician. Cancer is a large group of complex diseases that vary dramatically in nature, symptoms, and impact from patient to patient.

The University of Chicago Medical Center—Cancer Care
Learn more about types of cancer, cancer care at The University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC), our dedicated teams of internationally recognized experts, and more.

Comer Children's Hospital—Pediatric Cancer Care
Pediatric specialists at The University of Chicago's Comer Children's Hospital are at the forefront of cancer care for children and teenagers, providing the latest investigational therapies as well as proven, conventional treatments.

National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The NCI’s main responsibilities include coordinating the National Cancer Program; conducting and supporting cancer-related research; training physicians and scientists; and disseminating state-of-the-art information about cancer detection, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, control, palliative care, and survivorship.

American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has 12 chartered divisions, more than 900 local offices nationwide, and a presence in more than 5,100 communities.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—Cancer Prevention and Control
The Centers for Diesease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the major operating components of HHS. The CDC is a leader in nationwide efforts to ease the burden of cancer and works with national cancer organizations, state health agencies, and other key groups to develop, implement, and promote effective strategies for controlling cancer.

Headquartered in New York City, CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer. CancerCare programs—including counseling and support groups, education, financial assistance, and practical help—are provided by professional oncology social workers and are completely free of charge.

CureSearch unites the world's largest childhood cancer research organization, the Children's Oncology Group, and the National Childhood Cancer Foundation through a mission to cure childhood cancer. CureSearch provides parents and families of children coping with cancer with educational and support resources.

Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation
The Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to eliminate pediatric cancer and to provide hope and support to those who are touched by it. The foundation is named in memory of 8-year-old Barrett "Bear" Krupa, who died after a courageous 5-1/2 year battle with Wilms tumor, a pediatric cancer.

Developed jointly by the Radiological Society of North America and American College of Radiology, RadiologyInfo.org provides patients and their families with information about various radiology and radiation oncology procedures, including how to prepare and what to expect before, during, and after the procedure.

American Society of Clinical Oncology
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is an international not-for-profit professional organization headquartered in Alexandria, VA, that represents physicans who care for people with cancer. With more than 28,000 members, ASCO is committed to improving cancer care through scientific meetings, educational programs, and peer-reviewed journals.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin disease, and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. The LLS is headquartered in White Plains, NY, and has chapters throughout the United States and Canada.

A service of NIH, ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the U.S. and around the world.