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Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a leader in nationwide efforts to ease the burden of cancer. Through the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC), CDC works with national cancer organizations, state health agencies, and other key groups to develop, implement, and promote effective strategies for preventing and controlling cancer. CDC provides funding and assistance to help states, tribes/tribal organizations, and territories collect data on cancer incidence and deaths, cancer risk factors, and the use of cancer screening tests. Public health professionals use the data to identify and track cancer trends, strengthen cancer prevention and control activities, and prioritize the use of resources. CDC develops communication campaigns and materials designed to teach health professionals, policy makers, the media, and the public about cancer prevention and control.

Review Date: July 13, 2011

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National Center for Environmental Health - NCEH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC's National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) plans, directs, and coordinates a national program to maintain and improve the health of the American people by promoting a healthy environment and by preventing premature death and avoidable illness and disability caused by non-infectious, non-occupational environmental and related factors. NCEH is committed to safeguarding the health of populations that are particularly vulnerable to certain environmental hazards - children, the elderly, and people with disabilities.

Review Date: August 09, 2011

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NIH National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences - NIEHS

The mission of the NIEHS is to reduce the burden of human illness and disability by understanding how the environment influences the development and progression of human disease. To have the greatestimpact on preventing disease and improving human health, the NIEHS focuses on basic science, disease-oriented research, global environmental health, and multidisciplinary training for researchers. The NIEHS achieves its mission through: Extramural research and training, funded by grants and contracts, to scientists, environmental health professionals, and other groups worldwide, Intramural research conducted by scientists at the NIEHS facility and in partnership with scientists at universities and hospitals, Toxicological testing and test validation by the National Toxicology Program, and Outreach and communications programs that provide reliable health information to the public and scientific resources to researchers.

Review Date: July 12, 2011

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Office of Women's Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Office of Women's Health works to promote and protect the health, safety and quality of life of women at every stage of life.

Review Date: February 16, 2011

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AMC Cancer Research Center

AMC Cancer Research Center & Foundation is a not-for-profit research institute dedicated to the prevention of cancer and other chronic diseases. AMC conducts important cancer research in the areas of causation and prevention, nutrition in the prevention of disease, health communications, behavioral research, and community studies.

Review Date: January 07, 2009

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American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society (ACS) was originally established as the American Society for the Control of Cancer in 1913, and became the ACS in 1945. ACS is the voluntary organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. It conducts and supports programs of research, education, and service to the cancer patient. The Society's immediate goal of saving more lives is served through educating the public about prevention and early detection of cancer, the importance of prompt treatment, and the possibilities of cure, through educating the medical profession to the latest advances in diagnosis and treatment of cancer, and through direct service to the cancer patient and the patient's family. Public education activities include a toll-free cancer information services publication of a variety of pamphlets, educational programs conducted in schools and communities, and presentation of materials in the mass media. The Society has a comprehensive professional education program designed to motivate physicians, dentists, and nurses to use the best cancer management techniques. The Society conducts service and rehabilitation programs for cancer patients and their families. ACS supports cancer research through several types of research grants and disseminates the research results. ACS has 17 divisions as well as over 3400 local units.

Review Date: June 25, 2009

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breastcancer.org

Breastcancer.org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer. The organization's mission is to help women and their loved ones make sense of the complex medical and personal information about breast cancer, so they can make the best decisions for their lives.

Review Date: July 26, 2012

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Cancer Awareness Network for Immigrant Minority Populations

The Center for Immigrant Health (CIH), in conjunction with the NYU Cancer Institute of the NYU School of Medicine has established a Cancer Awareness Network for Immigrant Minority Populations (CANIMP). This project focuses on building bridges between immigrant communities and cancer researchers in the areas of lung, prostate, breast and cervical cancers. The National Cancer Institute initially funded CANIMP as a special populations network to respond to the disparities in utilization and participation of immigrants and minorities in cancer prevention, detection and treatment services.

Review Date: January 07, 2009

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FCMS International Office

The mission of the Federation of Chinese American and Chinese Canadian Medical Societies is to foster communication and association of medical societies and health care professionals sharing a common goal of enhancing the health of Chinese in North America and facilitating the professional development of its members.

Review Date: December 08, 2008

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FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered

FORCE was founded on the principle that no one should have to face hereditary breast and ovarian cancer alone. FORCE is a national non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

Review Date: April 20, 2011

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Gynecologic Cancer Foundation

The mission of the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF) is to ensure public awareness of gynecologic cancer prevention, early diagnosis and proper treatment as well as supports research and training related to gynecologic cancers. GCF advances this mission by increasing public and private funds that aid in the development and implementation of programs to meet these goals. All members of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) are members of the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF). They are financially separate although they jointly fund some projects. The SGO works primarily with physicians and other health professionals, whereas the GCF's efforts are directed toward the public. They are viewed as complementary organizations.

Review Date: May 04, 2009

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Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) is dedicated to assisting you, whether you are newly diagnosed, in treatment, recently completed treatment, are years beyond or are living with metastatic breast cancer. We are also here for your family members, caregivers, friends and healthcare providers to provide breast cancer information and support. As a national education and support organization, our goal is to improve your quality of life and help you take an active role in your ongoing recovery or management of the disease, regardless of educational background, social support or financial means.

Review Date: December 31, 2010

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Lynch Syndrome International

The primary mission of Lynch Syndrome International (LSI) is to serve our global communities by focusing on providing support for individuals afflicted with Lynch syndrome, creating public awareness of the syndrome, educating members of the general public and health care professionals and providing support for Lynch syndrome research endeavors. LSI, an all volunteer organization, is founded and governed by Lynch syndrome survivors, their families, and health care professionals who specialize in Lynch syndrome. If diagnosed early, Lynch syndrome survivors may have favorable outcomes which enhance survival, the longevity and quality of life as well as the emotional well-being of the afflicted.

Review Date: September 20, 2012

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National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation's mission is to save lives through early detection and to provide mammograms for those in need. This non-profit, charitable organization increases awareness through education, providing diagnostic breast care services for those in need, and providing nurturing support services. The foundation also supports cancer research, primarily through a relationship with The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, and research programs at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

Review Date: June 01, 2011

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National Consortium of Breast Centers, Inc.

The National Consortium of Breast Centers, Inc. (NCBC) is a non-profit membership organization whose mission and purpose is to promote excellence in breast health care for the general public through a network of diverse professionals dedicated to the active exchange of ideas and resources. NCBC's focus is on the development, implementation and expansion of breast center programs to allow professionals to be informed of the most up-to-date breast care techniques and options available to their patients. With the addition of private sector businesses and corporations as part of the membership, breast health professionals are also kept informed about advances in equipment, technology, drugs and services available to them to improve patient care. Through monthly newsletters, an annual conference and networking throughout the year, NCBC members are kept apprised of the continually changing breast health care environment.

Review Date: August 29, 2011

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NIH National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is one of 11 agencies that compose the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The NCI is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training. It coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.

Review Date: August 03, 2011

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Susan G. Komen for the Cure

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure was established in 1982 by Nancy Brinker to honor the memory of her sister, Susan G. Komen, who died of breast cancer at the age of 36. Today, the Foundation has more than 75,000 volunteers working through a network of U.S. and international Affiliates and events like the Komen Race for the Cure to save lives and end breast cancer by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures. Since its inception, the Komen Foundation, with its Affiliate Network had raised $600 million for the fight against breast cancer.

Review Date: December 16, 2008

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