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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Publications Clearinghouse

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (formerly the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research) publications cover such topics as medical treatment effectiveness, health care costs and utilization, health care expenditures, health information systems, health technology assessment, clinical practice guidelines, and funding opportunities for grants and contracts. AHRQ makes documents available free of charge through its Publications Clearinghouse. Other AHRQ documents are available from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) or the Government Printing Office (GPO).

Review Date: June 22, 2011

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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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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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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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National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association

The National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA) represents the broad spectrum of family planning administrators and clinicians serving the nation's low-income and uninsured. NFPRHA serves its members by providing advocacy, education and training to those in the family planning and reproductive health care fields. As health care reform is phased in over the next several years, NFPRHA will focus on: Strengthening the Title X program now and anticipating its future; Making Medicaid a priority and preparing family planning providers to care for a large newly insured population in danger of slipping through the cracks; and tackling issues that affect the future of service delivery, including preparing the family planning infrastructure for the systemic changes initiated by health reform. For over 40 years, NFPRHA members have shared a commitment to providing high-quality, federally funded family planning care - making them a critical component of the nation's public health safety net. Every day NFPRHA members help people act responsibly, stay healthy and plan for strong families.

Review Date: April 24, 2012

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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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Prostate Cancer Foundation

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is a primary source for new standard-of-care and research information. PCF connects patients, care providers and scientists to critical updates, the latest developments, best practices and news from the treatment pipeline. Many important discoveries in the fight against prostate cancer since 1993 resulted from PCF funding or coordination—including the development of new medications, gene therapy approaches and the development of vaccines that may soon work with the body’s immune system to kill prostate cancer cells.

Review Date: November 10, 2011

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Prostate Cancer Research Institute

The Prostate Cancer Research Institute's mission is to improve the quality of men's lives by supporting research and disseminating information that educates and empowers patients, families and the medical community.

Review Date: September 29, 2010

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Urology Care Foundation

The Urology Care Foundation is committed to promoting urology research and education. We work with researchers, healthcare professionals, patients and caregivers to improve patients' lives. The Urology Care Foundation is the official foundation of the American Urological Association (AUA)—an organization of roughly 19,000 urologists and was formerly known as the AUA Foundation.

Review Date: February 26, 2013

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Us Too International, Inc.

Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education & Support Network is a grassroots, registered 501(c)(3) non-profit prostate cancer education and support network of 325 support group chapters worldwide, providing men and their families with free information, materials and peer-to-peer support so they can make informed choices on detection, treatment options and coping with ongoing survivorship. The organization was founded in 1990 by five men who had been treated for prostate cancer.

Review Date: April 12, 2011

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ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer

ZERO — The Project to End Prostate Cancer is committed to not only reduce prostate cancer or alleviate the pain from the disease but to end it. ZERO sees a future where all men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer will be cured or manage their illness with good quality of life, with the support they need to minimize physical and emotional suffering and to cope effectively throughout their cancer journeys.To accomplish this goal, they increase research funds from the federal government to find new treatments and fund local grants to end prostate cancer through their national event series, the Great Prostate Cancer Challenge. ZERO conducts free testing through the Drive Against Prostate Cancer mobile testing program and educates patients, families and those at-risk.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

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