Resource Guide for Pancreatic Cancer
by Rosalyn Carson-DeWitt, MD
American Cancer Society
250 Williams Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
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
Alexandria, VA 22314
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
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
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
Manhattan Beach, CA 90245
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.
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