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American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

A professional medical organization devoted to the field of clinical endocrinology, the mission of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists is to enhance the practice of clinical endocrinology -- to create and maintain a society of qualified adult, pediatric, reproductive and surgical endocrinologists for the coordination of their efforts in furthering the practice of endocrinology and utilize the highest standards of practice for the care of patients with endocrine diseases and related disorders; to study the scientific, economic, social and political aspects of medicine in order to secure and maintain the highest standard of practice in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism; to represent the interest of patients and endocrinologists in socioeconomic and related matters with government agencies, the insurance industry, organized medicine, health related organizations and others. Members of the AACE are physicians with special education, training and interest in the practice of clinical endocrinology.

Review Date: February 13, 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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American Thyroid Association

The American Thyroid Association (ATA) is the leading worldwide organization dedicated to the advancement, understanding, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disorders and thyroid cancer. ATA is an international individual membership organization with over 1,400 members from 43 countries around the world. ATA delivers its mission through several key endeavors: the publication of highly regarded monthly journals, annual scientific meetings; biennial clinical and research symposia; research grant programs for young investigators, support of online professional, public and patient educational programs; and the development of guidelines for clinical management of thyroid disease.

Review Date: November 03, 2011

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Graves' Disease and Thyroid Foundation

The National Graves' Disease Foundation is the only national, non-profit, educational organization open exclusively to people with Graves' disease. This lay organization is also available to families, friends, and health care professionals.

Review Date: December 10, 2008

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National Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Information Service, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

The National Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Information Service (NEMDIS) is a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The NIDDK is part of the National Institutes of Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The NEMDIS provides information about endocrine and metabolic diseases to people with endocrine and metabolic diseases and to their families, health care professionals, and the public. The NEMDIS answers inquiries, develops and distributes publications, and works closely with professional and patient organizations and government agencies to coordinate resources about endocrine and metabolic diseases.

Review Date: January 30, 2013

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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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