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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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Children's Leukemia Research Association, Inc.

The association raises funds on the national level to provide financial aid for the medical expenses of leukemia patients and funds research to help find the causes of and cures for leukemia. Patient financial aid is available for drugs, lab fees, blood, x-ray therapy, and other expenses not covered by insurance. Patients applying for aid must submit applications and letters of diagnosis from their doctors.

Review Date: February 18, 2009

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Histiocytosis Association

The Histiocytosis Association was founded to coordinate a network of patients, families, physicians and others interested in providing support and solutions to the special problems caused by any of the histiocytic disorders. Histiocytosis is a general term for a group of rare disorders brought on by having too many histiocyte cells. The Association works closely with the Histiocyte Society, has a parent/patient directory and sponsors regional meetings. Funds research seeking better treatments, knowledge and the cure.

Review Date: February 20, 2009

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is a national voluntary health agency dedicated to curing leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and Hodgkin's disease, and to improving the quality of life of patients and their families.

Review Date: October 13, 2010

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Lymphoma Coalition

The Lymphoma Coalition, a nonprofit network organization of patient groups, is a global initiative dedicated to raising awareness of lymphoma, an increasingly common form of cancer. (This is an Internet-based coalition and it does not have a mailing address or telephone number.)

Review Date: January 12, 2011

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Lymphoma Foundation of America

Lymphoma Foundation of America is the national nonprofit charitable organization devoted solely to helping lymphoma patients and their families. Founded in 1986, LFA provides nurse-counseling, patient support services, referrals to specialists, educational programs, research grants to scientists who are developing new treatments, and travel assistance for lymphoma patients. Lymphoma Foundation of America is listed with the U.S. government’s cancer information hotline, 1-800-4-CANCER, a service of the National Cancer Institute. All programs and services are free.

Review Date: March 08, 2013

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Lymphoma Research Foundation of America

The Lymphoma Research Foundation of America is a national non-profit organization providing funds for lymphoma research and educational information for lymphoma patients. Founded in 1991, the Foundation has funded 43 lymphoma research projects at top universities and cancer centers in the U.S. since its inception. Grant applications are evaluated for scientific excellence and applicability to lymphoma by a prestigious Scientific Review Committee.The Foundation sponsors free local support groups for patients and their families, and has also developed a buddy system called Cell Mates to link lymphoma patients to others with the same diagnosis and treatment.

Review Date: May 25, 2011

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Make-A-Wish Foundation

This is a nonprofit organization that grants the wishes of children with terminal and life-threatening illnesses. From the organization's home page, users can link to general background information about the organization, a list of supporters, instructions for submitting and granting wishes, and personal accounts of wishes that have been previously granted.

Review Date: March 17, 2011

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Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

The mission of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) is to accelerate the search for a cure for multiple myeloma. MMRF seeks to achieve its purpose through the following goals: Building Awareness, Funding Research, Fostering Collaboration, Providing Information, Advocating for Optimal Patient Care.

Review Date: September 07, 2011

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National Children's Leukemia Foundation

The National Children's Leukemia Foundation (NCLF) is a national, non-profit organization whose mission to provide a wide variety of services, support, and referrals to leukemia patients and their families. Through it's toll-free hotline NCLF offers comprehensive information to any caller, and provide referrals for initial testing, physicians, hospital admissions, and treatment options.

Review Date: June 07, 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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