Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center - Health Library

Resource Guide for Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)

American Cancer Society

National Home Office

250 William Street NW

Atlanta, GA 30303

1-800-227-2345

http://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.

National Cancer Institute ^

BG 9609 MSC 9760

9609 Medical Center Drive

Bethesda, MD 20892-9760

1-800-422-6237

http://www.cancer.gov

The National Cancer Institute provides information on clinical trials, statistics, research programs, research funding, and many other matters relating to cancer, including MDS. The organization also provides a service called LiveHelp where you can chat with an information specialist directly from the website.

The MDS Foundation ^

4573 South Broad Street

Suite 150

Yardville, NJ 08620

1-800-MDS-0839 (inside US)

609-298-1035 (outside US)

http://www.mds-foundation.org

Created to "provide an ongoing exchange of information related to MDS," the Foundation offers news, including upcoming legislation, recommended medical centers for treatment, research results, and a listing of links to related websites. You can also find a patient handbook and other articles.

American Society of Hematology ^

2021 L Street NW

Suite 900

Washington, DC 20036

202-776-0544

http://www.hematology.org

The mission of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) is to further the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders affecting the blood, bone marrow, and the immunologic, hemostatic, and vascular systems. The organization accomplishes this mission by promoting research, clinical care, education, training, and advocacy in hematology.

Cancer Care ^

275 Seventh Avenue

New York, NY 10001

1-800-813-4673

212-712-8400

https://www.cancercare.org

Cancer Care provides free professional help to people with all forms of cancer through counseling, education, information, referral, and direct financial assistance.

Last reviewed November 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Michael Woods, MD, FAAP  Last Updated: 11/7/2018