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Resource Guide for Pancreatic Cancer

American Cancer Society

250 Williams Street NW

Atlanta, GA 30303

1-800-227-2345

https://www.cancer.org

The American Cancer Society provides educational information about all types of cancer, and news and research resources for patients, their families, and caregivers. Live chat via Internet is available to get information and support. The site also provides access to clinical trial information and treatment centers. Volunteer, donation, and fundraising information are also available.

ASCO—American Society of Clinical Oncology

2318 Mill Road

Suite 800

Alexandria, VA 22314

571-483-1780

https://www.asco.org

With the goals to improve care and prevent cancer, this nonprofit, professional organization has about 25,000 members. Features of the site available to the public include "Find an Oncologist", up-to-date news, a bookstore, and information on 12 cancer topics.

National Cancer Institute

BG 9609 MSC 9760

9609 Medical Center Drive

Bethesda, MD 20892-9760

1-800-422-6237

https://www.cancer.gov

This site provides information on all types of cancer, including statistics, information on clinical trials, and research news.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

1731 King Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

703-837-1500

https://www.nhpco.org

NHPCO is an organization dedicated to end-of-life care and easing symptoms of terminal illnesses. Here you can find information and links to such topics as caregiving, pain, grief, workplace issues, among others. The website also provides a telephone helpline and guides to selecting a hospice, dealing with Medicare, and learning about end-of-life issues.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

1500 Rosecrans Avenue

Suite 200

Manhattan Beach, CA 90245

877-573-9971

https://www.pancan.org

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is dedicated to finding a cure for pancreatic cancer. The site provides links to every aspect of pancreatic cancer: risks, diagnosis, prognosis, treatments, and research. Also highlighted is practical information to help pancreatic cancer patients improve their diet, gain weight, control pain, create a strategy for job-related and insurance-related issues, and learn about end-of-life planning.

Last reviewed October 2017 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Michael Woods, MD, FAAP  Last Updated: 10/18/2016