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NIH National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research - NIDCR

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) was established in 1948 to improve oral, dental, and craniofacial health through research, research training, and dissemination of health information. NIDCR's National Oral Health Information Clearinghouse (NOHIC) is a resource for information on oral health topics and publications related to NIDCR research. Trained information specialists are available to respond to inquiries Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, EST.

Review Date: February 06, 2013

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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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Association for Research of Childhood Cancer

The Association for Research of Childhood Cancer (AROCC) is a nonprofit organization, staffed by volunteers, formed in 1971 by parents who had lost children to pediatric cancer. The seven charter members determined to raise funds by various projects in order to provide "seed money" to various pediatric research centers in order to find a cure and, ultimately, prevent the types of cancer that attack children. Funds are also obtained from community activities; memorial contributions; and donations from businesses, private foundations, and concerned individuals. As a parent support group AROCC aids parents of young cancer victims by distributing information on treatment, emotional aspects, and patient services via their publications.

Review Date: January 15, 2009

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Cancer Hope Network

Cancer Hope Network is a nonprofit organization established in 1981. It provides support for patients and families dealing with cancer and cancer treatments. The program offers personal one-on-one support for people undergoing all treatments for cancer. The support is provided by over 300 trained and certified volunteers who have survived the treatment themselves and understand the fears and concerns the patients encounter. The Network's services are free and confidential.

Review Date: January 09, 2009

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The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative (CARES)

The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative (CARES) was founded in 1999 as a partnership between Scott Hamilton, Olympic ice-skating champion and cancer survivor, and the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute where he was treated. CARES was created to promote cancer awareness while raising significant funds for cancer research. Key components of CARES include 4th Angel Mentoring Program – designed to match newly diagnosed patients with trained volunteers who are also cancer survivors and to match a caregiver of a cancer survivor to a current caregiver of a cancer patient; Chemocare.com – a unique website designed to help patients better understand the chemotherapy experience; Research Funding and Annual Ice show and Gala – the primary fundraising event for CARES.

Review Date: August 23, 2011

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