Resource Library

Our extensive collection of web-based and other resources for patients, families, and caregivers, enabling easy access to information on a wide variety of subjects related to pancreatic cancer.

 Advocacy

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
The AACR is the oldest and largest scientific organization in the world focused on every aspect of high-quality, innovative cancer research. The mission of the AACR is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication, and collaboration.

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACSCAN) 
The nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society supports evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. ACSCAN works to encourage elected officials and candidates to make cancer a top national priority

Black Women’s Health Imperative
The Black Women’s Health Imperative aims to lead the effort to solve the most pressing health issues that affect black women and girls in the U.S. Their approach includes health research, advocating for best government policy, and programs and initiatives focused on health.

CancerCare
CancerCare is the leading national organization providing free professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical, and financial challenges of cancer. Services include counseling and support groups held over the phone, online, and in person, educational workshops, publications, and financial and copayment assistance.

Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC)
The CLRC provides information and education about cancer-related legal issues to the public through its national telephone assistance line. The CLRC also conducts national education and outreach programs for community groups, employers and healthcare professionals and is actively involved in community activities to raise public awareness of cancer-related legal and public policy issues.

CureClick
CureClick increases clinical trial awareness and accelerates patient recruitment by enabling influential members of online communities to easily find and disseminate accurate, patient-friendly information through their social networks.

Gateway for Cancer Research
Gateway for Cancer Research funds phase I and II clinical trials for all types of cancers, focusing primarily on quality of life for cancer patients. The organization invests in next generation patient-centric cancer research in order to drive transformational advances and breakthroughs in cancer treatment.

Indian American Cancer Network (IACAN)
The Indian American Cancer Network is a nonprofit organization that aims to help people of South Asian descent affected by cancer. The IACAN network offers various services to help patients and caregivers with such issues as language barriers or dietary differences, and to assist through the recovery process.

International Cancer Advocacy Network (ICAN) 
ICAN provides advocates to help cancer patients navigate through all aspects of treatment, as well as advocating and lobbying for patients through legislatures and government agencies in the United States and in more than 50 countries to date.

Keep It Sacred
The National Native Network works to enhance the quality and performance of public health systems to reduce commercial tobacco-related illnesses and cancer disparities among American Indian and Alaska Native populations.

Latinas Contra Cancer
Latinas Contra Cancer focuses on cancer prevention, detection, screening, and education efforts in the Latino community. Goals include increasing access to quality care, working to decrease mortality rates, and improving the quality of the healthcare experience. The website is in English and Spanish.

Lazarex Cancer Foundation
The Lazarex Cancer Foundation provides assistance with costs for clinical trial participation, identification of clinical trial options, community outreach, and engagement for cancer patients. The goal is to improve the outcome of cancer care, giving hope, dignity, and life to advanced stage cancer patients and the medically underserved.

National Cancer Institute: Resources for You
The National Cancer Institute offers a collection of resources for many different members of the cancer community: patients, caregivers, health professionals, researchers, advocates and policy makers, international partners, and industry.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship 
NCCS’s mission is to advocate for quality cancer care for all people touched by cancer. Founded by and for cancer survivors, NCCS created the widely accepted definition of survivorship and defines someone as a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis and for the balance of life.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) 
NCCN is an alliance of leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education, with the goal of improving the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can live better lives.

The National LGBT Cancer Network 
The mission of the National LGBT Cancer Network is to improve the lives of LGBT people with cancer and educate those at risk of getting cancer. They educate the LGBT community, train healthcare providers, and advocate for LGBT inclusion in national cancer organizations, research, and the media.

The National LGBT Cancer Project
The National LGBT Cancer Project is a support and advocacy organization focusing on the needs of LGBT cancer patients and survivors. Their services include peer-to-peer support, patient navigation, education, and advocacy.

National Society of Genetic Counselors
With the rise of personalized medicine, genetic counseling has been recognized as an integral part of health care delivery, education, research, and public policy. The National Society of Genetic Counselors promotes the professional interests of genetic counselors and provides a network for professional communications. The website includes a search function to find a genetic counselor.

Native American Cancer Research Corporation
The NACR seeks to reduce Native American cancer incidence and mortality, and to increase survival from cancer among Native Americans, through education, prevention, and screening.

Nueva Vida
Nueva Vida, based in the mid-Atlantic region, partners with academic organizations to provide support through outreach and education, patient navigation, and mental health and survivorship skills, for Latino families facing cancer. The website is in English and Spanish.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN)
PancCAN is dedicated to fighting pancreatic cancer on all fronts: research, clinical initiatives, patient services and advocacy. Programs include a Clinical Trial Finder and Know Your Tumor genetic testing. With some resources in Spanish.

Patient Advocate Foundation
The Patient Advocate Foundation is a national nonprofit organization which provides professional case management services to Americans with chronic, life threatening, and debilitating illnesses. They work with insurers, employers, and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job retention, and/or debt crisis matters related to healthcare.

PatientsLikeMe
PatientsLikeMe is a free website where people can share their health data to track their progress, help others, and change medicine for good.

World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition
The World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition is a collaborative effort of pancreatic cancer advocacy nonprofit groups. Through global collaboration, members are able to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer and strengthen the individual efforts of all member organizations.

 

Caregiver Information

4th Angel
4th Angel provides mentors for people undergoing treatment for cancer or caregivers of cancer patients, and also trains cancer survivors to mentor current patients. The program was launched as part of the Cleveland Clinic’s Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative.

AARP: Resources for Family Caregiving
AARP provides an extensive collection of resources, including articles and state-by-state databases, for caregivers. The website includes sections on caregiving basics, care at home, health, financial and legal issues, life balance, online communities, local resources, and shared stories.

CancerHawk
CancerHawk is a nonprofit foundation that connects patients and caregivers to services, products, resources, and expertise needed to fight cancer.

Caregiver Action Network (CAN)
CAN (formerly the National Family Caregivers Association) is a nonprofit organization providing education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country. They are working to improve the quality of life for the more than 65 million Americans who care for loved ones. Services are free of charge.

Today’s Caregiver
Today’s Caregiver, published by Caregiver Media Group, is a leading provider of information, support, and guidance for family and professional caregivers, with products developed for caregivers, about caregivers, and by caregivers. The magazine was the first published magazine dedicated to caregivers.

Family Caregiver Alliance
Family Caregiver Alliance is a San Francisco-based nonprofit that provides information, education, services, research, and advocacy support to sustain the important work of families nationwide who are caring at home for a loved one with chronic, disabling health conditions.

Help for Cancer Caregivers 
Help for Cancer Caregivers, a unique collaboration of academic, insurance, and nonprofit organizations, provides resources and information to improve the health and well-being of caregivers of people with cancer.

Lotsa Helping Hands 
A free web-based caregiver coordination service where people can create their own caregiving site to coordinate support needed for the caregiver and care recipient. The site provides a private group calendar where tasks can be posted. Family and friends may visit the site and sign up online for a task.

MyLifeLine.Org 
Now part of Cancer Support Community, this nonprofit encourages cancer patients and caregivers to create free, customized websites, empowering patients to build an online support community of family and friends to foster connection, inspiration, and healing.

National Alliance for Caregiving
National Alliance for Caregiving is a nonprofit coalition of national organizations focusing on advancing family caregiving through research, innovation, and advocacy. The Alliance conducts research, does policy analysis, develops national best-practice programs, and works to increase public awareness of family caregiving issues.

NavigatePANC
NavigatePANC, a website created by the pharmaceutical company Celgene, provides access to the information people with pancreatic cancer and their loved ones need to plan, make decisions, and take their next steps after diagnosis. This information includes basic information about the disease, nutrition, treatment options, and planning.

Navigating Cancer 
A free, easy-to-use website offering a variety of relevant cancer resources and a supportive community. Patients and their caregivers can use the Daily Health Journal to track symptoms and side effects to better communicate with the health care team about how they’re responding to treatment. Discussion forums are available for patients, survivors, and caregivers.

Well Spouse Association 
A national organization focusing exclusively on the needs of those caring for a chronically ill and/or disabled husband, wife, or partner. Offers support groups, forums, and other resources.

 

Complementary and Integrative Therapies

Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health
ACIH is a professional organization for colleges and schools, accrediting agencies, and certification and testing organizations associated with the five licensed integrative health and medicine professions that have a federally recognized accrediting agency. These are acupuncture and Oriental medicine, chiropractic, direct entry (home birth) midwifery, massage therapy, and naturopathic medicine.

Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health
The Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health is a professional organization for academic institutions and health systems with integrative medicine programs. The website includes a listing of member institutions.

The Annie Appleseed Project
The Annie Appleseed Project is a nonprofit that provides information, education, advocacy, and awareness for people with cancer and their family and friends who are interested in complementary or alternative medicine and natural therapies from a patient’s perspective.

Best Answer For Cancer Foundation
Best Answer for Cancer Foundation supplies information and resources for patients and healthcare providers interested in integrative oncology, which combines medicine and complementary techniques.

Greet the Day
Greet the Day is a nonprofit based in southern California that provides massage for cancer patients, training for massage therapists working with cancer patients, and education in other complementary techniques.

International Society for Oncology Esthetics
Europe-based ISFOE is a nonprofit dedicated promoting and encouraging the professional practice of Oncology Esthetics with the goal of improving the physical and mental health of immune-compromised individuals. Members include estheticians, oncology professionals, clinicians, trainers, and distributors.

MedlinePlus: Cancer Alternative Therapies
The U.S. National Library of Medicine brings together links to information about complementary and alternative medicine from the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, and other sources. There are videos, tutorials, journal articles, and a database of experts. Some articles are available in Spanish.

National Cancer Institute: Complementary and Alternative Medicine
The Complementary and Alternative Medicine pages from the National Cancer Institute discuss these approaches to care as it is relevant to cancer. There are special sections for patients and physicians, with links to articles and resources.

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
The mission of NCCIH is to define, through rigorous scientific investigation, the usefulness and safety of complementary and alternative medicine interventions and their roles in improving health and health care. The website includes articles about different complementary medicine topics.

Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine
The Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM), part of the National Cancer Institute, works to improve the quality of care of cancer patients by contributing to the advancement of evidence-based CAM practice and the sciences that support it. OCCAM also provides high-quality information for the healthcare community, researchers, and general public.

Smith Center for Healing and the Arts 
The Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit offers retreats and programs focused on integrative wellness techniques, for people living with cancer, as well as training in navigating integrative care.

Society for Integrative Oncology
The Society for Integrative Oncology is a professional organization for healthcare professionals in the field of integrative oncology. Its mission to advance evidence-based, comprehensive, integrative healthcare, and to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.

Society for Oncology Massage (S4OM) 
The Society for Oncology Massage (S4OM) provides support and education for massage therapists, consumers, and health professionals about the value and specific considerations and applications of oncology massage.

Suite HOPE
Suite HOPE (Helping Oncology Patients Esthetically) is a nonprofit dedicated to helping women address the changes in their appearance that occur during cancer treatment.

Workout Through Cancer
Based in Connecticut, Workout Through Cancer provides information and resources for people undergoing cancer treatment who want to stay physically fit.

Yoga Bear 
Yoga Bear is a nonprofit online website dedicated to teaching and informing people about the health and fitness benefits of yoga and how it can be used to help ease symptoms of various illnesses.

yoga4cancer
yoga4cancer (y4c) and the Retreat Project offer specialized yoga classes, workshops, trainings, and research to help cancer patients and survivors manage treatment side effects and cancer recovery.

Yoga U 
Yoga U, the online yoga education website, has a blog section focused on yoga for cancer patients, which includes yoga practice tips and health and wellness information.

 

Diet and Nutrition

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
The Academy is a professional organization for nutrition and diet professionals. The website includes an extensive collection of articles about nutrition and healthy eating, as well as a “Find an Expert” function.

American Cancer Society: Eat Healthy
The Eat Healthy section of the American Cancer Society website provides information on healthy eating for cancer patients, providing tips and recipes to help patients make healthy food choices.

Cook for Your Life
Cook for Your Life is a website that focuses on the nutritional needs of people undergoing cancer treatment. The site includes recipes for people who need special diets or who have particular side effects.

Food Tidings
This interactive website simplifies the process of organizing meals for friends or family members in need by communicating the dates meals are needed, showing people what meals are being delivered, and providing details about likes, dislikes, allergies, and delivery times.

Nutrition Vista 
Based in India, Nutrition Vista combines paid nutrition services and eating tips for people with cancer and other diseases.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network: Cooking. Comfort. Care 
The Cooking.Comfort.Care section of the PanCAN website has a wide range of recipes for pancreatic cancer patients and their caregivers, to make sure they have the resources to make healthy, tasty, memorable dishes for any meal of the day.

PearlPoint 
PearlPoint is the nutritional arm of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. It offers personalized nutrition consultations with a registered dietitian; practical, educational articles on nutrition and cancer; side effect management tips; caregiver and survivorship resources; and healthy, delicious recipes.

Savor Health
Savor Health is a for-pay service that provides nutrition counseling and deliverable meals for cancer patients. The site has free eating guides and other nutrition-related resources.

Take Them A Meal 
Take Them a Meal is a free online tool that helps caregivers and friends coordinate meal delivery to someone undergoing treatment for a serious illness. The site also has recipe suggestions.

 

Financial Assistance

BenefitsCheckUp
Developed and maintained by The National Council on Aging (NCOA), BenefitsCheckUp is the nation’s most comprehensive Web-based service to screen for benefits programs for seniors with limited income and resources. BenefitsCheckUp includes more than 2,000 public and private benefits for things such as prescription drugs, financial assistance, legal assistance, health care, and more.

The CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation 
A nonprofit organization that helps people being treated for cancer afford insurance copayments for chemotherapy and targeted treatment drugs. To qualify for assistance, patients must meet certain criteria related to their financial, medical, and insurance situation. Patients must currently be in active chemotherapy or targeted treatment when they apply and at the time of approval. The types of cancer covered by the Foundation vary.

Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition 
A coalition of financial assistance organizations joining forces to help cancer patients experience better health and well-being by limiting financial challenges, through: 1. Facilitating communication and collaboration among member organizations; 2. Educating patients and providers about existing resources and linking to other organizations that can disseminate information about the collective resources of the member organizations; 3. Advocating on behalf of cancer patients who continue to bear financial burdens associated with the costs of cancer treatment and care.

Family Reach
Family Reach helps families with cancer manage the overwhelming financial and emotional barriers of the disease. Working in close collaboration with a network of more than 145 hospitals and cancer centers nationwide, Family Reach provides immediate financial assistance, education, and outreach to qualified families in need.

Fifth Season Financial Assistance 
Fifth Season Financial provides loans to people living with advanced cancer by using their life insurance policies as collateral. The website is also available in Spanish.

Good Days
Good Days is a national, independent nonprofit charitable organization that provides assistance paying copays for people with major medical conditions.

The Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research 
CancerCare administers a grant from the Hirshberg Foundation to provide limited financial help for pancreatic cancer patients for such services as transportation, home care, pain medications, or child care.

National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation Financial Assistance Program 
The financial assistance program of the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation helps pancreatic cancer patients with basic living expenses. Patients must fill out an application.

The Patient Advocate Foundation’s Co-Pay Relief (CPR) 
This program provides financial assistance for copays, coinsurance, and deductibles to Americans with private or federally-funded insurance. Patients must have certain medical conditions.

YouCaring 
YouCaring is an online site for crowdfunding to help with medical bills. Users can create a fundraising page for family and friends to send love and financial support to patients navigating a medical crisis.

 

General Cancer Organizations and Information

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 
The AACR is the oldest and largest scientific organization in the world focused on innovative cancer research. Their mission is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication, and collaboration.

American Cancer Society (ACS)
The American Cancer Society is a national health organization which offers a variety of services and programs for patients and their families. In addition, they support research, provide printed materials, and conduct education programs.

American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)
The AICR funds research on the relationship of nutrition, physical activity, and weight management to cancer risk, interprets scientific literature on cancer prevention, and educates on choices people can make to reduce the chances of developing cancer. In addition, they have a hotline (800-843-8114) and educational materials.

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
ASTRO, a professional organization for radiation therapists and oncologists, is dedicated to improving patient care through education, clinical practice, advancement of science and advocacy.

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
ASCO is a professional organization for oncologists. It promotes best practices for oncologists, provides resources for patients, and supports cancer research, particularly patient-oriented clinical research.

ASCO Cancer.Net 
ASCO-sponsored website providing patient information on more than 120 types of cancer, clinical trials, and more. It includes the “Find an Oncologist” database.

Basser Center for BRCA
The Basser Center for BRCA at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center is the first and only comprehensive center solely devoted to funding research across the globe, educating providers and patients, and advancing care for individuals with BRCA gene mutations.

CancerCare 
CancerCare is the leading national organization providing free professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical, and financial challenges of cancer. Services include counseling and support groups held over the phone, online, and in person, educational workshops, publications, and financial and copayment assistance.

CancerConnect 
CancerConnect is a social network for people with cancer, their caregivers, and others who are interested in staying up-to-date about specific types of cancer. Disease-specific groups all exist to provide patients with support during their cancer journey. In addition, the website has resources in Spanish.

Cancer Support Community 
A global network offering face-to-face and online emotional support, education and hope for anyone affected by cancer. Through professionally led support groups, educational workshops and mind/body programs they help people learn vital skills, regain control, reduce feelings of isolation, and restore hope.

LIVESTRONG Foundation 
The Foundation helps survivors face the challenges and changes that come with cancer, managing expectations, providing support, and suggesting questions to ask physicians.

National Cancer Institute (NCI) 
The NCI website provides comprehensive information on cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, statistics, research, clinical trials, and news. Information specialists from the NCI can answer questions about cancer, help with quitting smoking, provide informational materials, and help using the NCI website.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network: Patient and Caregiver Resources
The NCCN is an alliance of leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education, with the goal of improving the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can live better lives. The section of the NCCN website has a variety of educational material and other resources for people with cancer and their families.

Navigating Cancer 
An easy-to-use website offering a variety of relevant cancer resources and a supportive community. Patients and their caregivers can use the Daily Health Journal to track symptoms and side effects to better communicate with the health care team about how they’re responding to treatment. Discussion forums are available for patients, survivors, and caregivers.

Prevent Cancer Foundation
A national organization devoted to the prevention and early detection of cancer through research, education, and community outreach. Emphasis is on colorectal and other preventable cancers.

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) 
Stand Up To Cancer raises money to fund cancer research, including clinical trials and research teams. SU2C also provides a Clinical Trial Finder, a free and confidential cancer clinical trial matching and referral service. Website resources are available in Spanish.

The V Foundation For Cancer Research: Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund
Created in memory of ESPN broadcaster Stuart Scott, the fund provides grants for cancer research.

WhatNext
WhatNext is an online cancer support network, developed with the participation of the American Cancer Society, that instantly connects people fighting cancer—based on their specific diagnosis—to peers and resources that can help. Cancer patients, caregivers, survivors, and loved ones are asking questions and providing insight, as well as sharing their journeys and experiences as a way to help those who are newly diagnosed to know what they might expect.

 

Insurance Issues and Copay Assistance Programs

American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society’s website has a section on Understanding Health Insurance, with information on issues surrounding private and government insurance plans, health insurance laws, and other possible sources of financial help.

Cancer Insurance Checklist 
This website and downloadable form is designed to help cancer patients who are shopping for insurance on their state’s health insurance marketplace/exchange. Available in Spanish.

Good Days
Good Days is a national, independent nonprofit charitable organization that provides assistance paying copays for people with major medical conditions.

HealthWell Foundation 
The HealthWell Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to providing financial assistance to underinsured patients living with cancer and other diseases. They assist with out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs, copays, co-insurance, deductibles, and insurance premiums.

PAN Foundation
Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is an independent, national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping federally and commercially insured people living with life-threatening, chronic, and rare diseases with the out-of-pocket costs for their prescribed medications.

Patient Advocate Foundation: Healthcare Reform
The Patient Advocate Foundation’s page on healthcare reform includes information about the Affordable Care Act and links to HealthCare.gov.

Patient Advocate Foundation’s Co-Pay Relief Program 
This program provides financial assistance for copays, coinsurance, and deductibles to Americans with private or federally-funded insurance. Patients must have certain medical conditions.

Patient Services Incorporated 
PSI helps people pay for the costs of services related to medical treatments for certain illnesses.

 

Legal Assistance

American Bar Association: Directory of Pro Bono Services
The American Bar Association provides an interactive listing of pro bono programs throughout the US.

Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC)
The CLRC provides information through its national telephone assistance line, outreach programs, and community activities to educate and support cancer patients, their families, healthcare professionals, and advocates on matters like maintaining employment through treatment, accessing healthcare and government benefits, taking medical leave, and estate planning.

Health Law Advocates
Health Law Advocates provides high quality, free legal assistance to income-eligible Massachusetts residents having difficulty accessing health care or health insurance coverage, or with unaffordable medical debt.

LawHelp.org 
LawHelp provides referrals to local legal aid and public interest law offices, basic information about legal rights, court forms, self-help information, court information, links to social service agencies, and more in all 50 states.

National Cancer Legal Services Network (NCLSN)
The NCLSN promotes access to healthcare and seeks to increase the availability of legal services for people living with cancer, their families, and caregivers.

Patient Advocate Foundation 
The Patient Advocate Foundation is a national nonprofit organization which provides professional case management services to Americans with chronic, life threatening, and debilitating illnesses. They work with insurers, employers, and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job retention, and/or debt crisis matters related to healthcare.

Social Security Disability Resource Center 
The goal of SSDRC is to inform readers as to how the disability process works. This includes discussion of the Social Security Administration’s definition of disability, the medical and non-medical criteria that are considered to evaluate claims, and the actual process that is employed when cases are approved or denied at different levels of the disability system. The site is published, edited, and maintained by former disability claims examiner Tim Moore.

 

Pain Management

American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM)
The AAPM is the medical specialty society representing physicians practicing in the field of pain medicine. Their website includes information on education, research, and advocacy.

American Society for Pain Management Nursing
This organization is the professional society for pain nurses. The website includes information for professional development and advocacy for nurses working in this field.

MedicineNet.com: Pain Management
This web page, from a subsidiary of WebMD, is a basic introduction to pain, its different forms, and treatment options.

Pain Matters (documentary) 
This documentary, produced by the Discovery Channel, offers an uplifting overview of the journeys of people dealing with a variety of chronic pain conditions and how they have managed their pain.

WebMD: Pain Management Health Center 
WebMD’s Pain Management Health Center includes a variety of articles about different types of pain, sources of pain, and how to diagnose and manage pain.

 

Prescription Assistance

Cancer Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition(CFAC)
CFAC is a coalition of cancer financial assistance organizations. It maintains a searchable database of the forms of financial help available, based on need and diagnosis.

Family Reach
Family Reach helps families with cancer manage the overwhelming financial and emotional barriers of the disease. Working in close collaboration with a network of more than 145 hospitals and cancer centers nationwide, Family Reach provides immediate financial assistance, education, and outreach to qualified families in need.

HealthWell Foundation 
The HealthWell Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to providing financial assistance to underinsured patients living with cancer and other diseases. They assist with out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs, copays, co-insurance, deductibles, and insurance premiums.

NeedyMeds 
NeedyMeds is a national nonprofit organization that maintains a regularly updated database on over 9,000 assistance programs, 15,000 free/low-cost/sliding scale clinics and nearly 1,500 drug discount coupons. It provides a free drug discount card that offers a discount of up to 80% at more than 65,000 pharmacies nationwide. Anyone can use the card regardless of income level or insurance status and no registration is required.

PAN Foundation
Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is an independent, national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping federally and commercially insured people living with life-threatening, chronic, and rare diseases with the out-of-pocket costs for their prescribed medications.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
PPA is a free program that increases awareness of patient assistance programs for prescriptions. Their mission is to boost enrollment of eligible individuals.

Patient Advocate Foundation’s Copay Relief Program
This program provides financial assistance for copays, coinsurance, and deductibles to Americans with private or federally-funded insurance. Patients must have certain medical conditions.

Patient Services Incorporated (PSI) 
PSI helps people pay for the costs of services related to medical treatments for certain illnesses.

RxAssist: Patient Assistance Program Center 
RxAssist maintains a directory of patient assistance programs run by pharmaceutical companies, to help with prescription costs.

 

Publications

Cancer Fighters Thrive
This quarterly magazine is designed to inform and empower cancer patients, their friends, and families. Each issue includes diverse topics that address an integrative approach to winning the fight against cancer—from the latest in clinical innovation, nutrition, and mind-body programs to relevant naturopathic therapies and the role of spirituality and faith.

CancerToday 
Published quarterly by the American Association for Cancer Research, CancerToday is the authoritative resource for cancer patients, survivors, and their family members and friends.

Today’s Caregiver
Today’s Caregiver, published by Caregiver Media Group, is a leading provider of information, support, and guidance for family and professional caregivers, with products developed for caregivers, about caregivers, and by caregivers. The magazine was the first published magazine dedicated to caregivers.

Coping with Cancer 
This online magazine is written by and for the cancer community with help from editors. A wide variety of professionals share their knowledge and experience in easy-to-read, relevant articles, and patients, caregivers, and survivors share their strategies for coping. Additionally, there are FDA updates, resource lists, and exclusive interviews with celebrity cancer survivors.

CURE 
CURE is a website for cancer patients, survivors, and health care professionals in the oncology field. CURE offers magazines as well as web articles. It has expanded to reflect the entire cancer continuum, including supportive care issues and long-term and late effects.

NCCN Pancreatic Patient Guidelines
Learn about pancreatic cancer tests and treatments in this book published by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

New Focus Daily
New Focus Daily (formerly NOU Magazine) is a women’s lifestyle magazine, providing a go-to guide for health and wellness, cancer survivorship, finances, career, relationships, inspiration and more. It is published in partnership with New Focus Network.

 

Support

The Anti-Cancer Club
The Anti-Cancer Club has information about living with cancer and inspirational stories from current and former patients.

Cancer101 
Cancer101 provides information, resources, and sells a relatively inexpensive planner to help patients and caregivers who need to navigate cancer treatment in partnership with their healthcare team.

Cancer Experience Registry
The Cancer Experience Registry is a community of people touched by cancer. A primary focus is on collecting, analyzing, and sharing information about the cancer experience, including the social and emotional needs of the patient and their family throughout the cancer journey.

Cancer Hope Network 
Offers free, confidential, one-on-one emotional support to adult cancer patients and their caregivers. Support is provided via telephone by trained volunteers who have all been through a cancer experience, have recovered, and are again leading productive lives. Current patients are matched to volunteers who have had similar experiences.

Cancer Q
Cancer Q allows all families currently facing cancer, and those who have faced it in the past, to connect with the latest research, meet others who have been through it before, and save all their digital information in an online dashboard.

Cancer Support Community 
A global network offering face-to-face and online emotional support, education, and hope for anyone affected by cancer. Through professionally led support groups, educational workshops and mind/body programs we help people learn vital skills, regain control, reduce feelings of isolation, and restore hope.

Chemocare 
This website, a partner of the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation and the Cleveland Clinic, provides the latest information about chemotherapy to patients and their families, caregivers, and friends. Chemocare.com includes easy-to-read information about specific chemotherapy medications, side effect management, nutrition, resources, and support.

Cleaning for a Reason 
A nonprofit serving the United States and Canada which partners with maid services to offer professional house cleaning to help women undergoing treatment for cancer.

Deliver the Dream
This Florida-based nonprofit organization provides families living with an advanced illness, whether the illness involves a child or a parent, or some other serious crisis, the chance to enjoy a three-day retreat.

Epic Experience
Epic Experience provides free outdoor adventure camps for adults whose lives have been affected by cancer. The peaceful surroundings help establish a supportive community among fellow survivors.

Fertile Future 
Fertile Future is a Canadian national nonprofit organization that provides fertility preservation information and support services to cancer patients and oncology professionals.

Flatwater Foundation
The Flatwater Foundation provides those diagnosed with cancer, their families, and loved ones access to mental health therapy and family support. This includes access to both traditional and nontraditional methods of psychological counseling.

For Pete’s Sake Respite Foundation
For Pete’s Sake is a nonprofit organization that assists adult cancer patients, their caregivers and loved ones by providing eligible patients, along with their caregivers, a one-week expenses-paid respite vacation to select locations along the East Coast and in the Caribbean.

Foundation for Living Beauty
The Foundation for Living Beauty provides free support services to women living with cancer through wellness retreats, educational workshops, and support events.

H.O.P.E. (Help For Oncology Problems And Emotional Support)
This is a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit that helps cancer patients and their families by providing assistance to cancer patients and their families in a variety of ways, including meals and transportation, support groups, equipment, educational resources, and scholarships to high school students in families with cancer.

Hope Connections for Cancer Support 
The Maryland-based nonprofit assists people with cancer and their loved ones in dealing with the emotional and physical impact of cancer through participation in professionally facilitated programs including support groups, educational workshops with top oncology professionals, stress reduction and nutrition classes, and opportunities for people affected by cancer to connect with and support each other. All programs are free of charge.

Hope for Two 
Hope for Two . . . The Pregnant with Cancer Network is an organization dedicated to providing women diagnosed with cancer while pregnant with information, support, and hope.

Imerman Angels 
This group provides personalized connections that enable one-on-one support among cancer fighters, survivors, and caregivers. These relationships inspire hope and offer the chance to ask personal questions and receive support from someone who is uniquely familiar with the experience. The service is absolutely free and helps anyone touched by any type of cancer, at any cancer stage level, at any age, living anywhere in the world. Available in Spanish.

Lauren’s Light 
This nonprofit helps families with young children, in which a parent has been diagnosed with cancer, work with therapists to help young children, through resources and information, to better address medical, psychological, and administrative challenges.

LIVESTRONG Fertility (formerly Fertile Hope)
A national LIVESTRONG initiative dedicated to providing reproductive information, support, and hope to cancer patients and survivors whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility.

Look Good Feel Better 
Look Good Feel Better is dedicated to improving the self-esteem and quality of life of people undergoing treatment for cancer. It seeks to improve self-image and appearance through beauty sessions that create a sense of support, confidence, courage, and community. Programs for men and teens focus on physical appearance aspects of treatment.

Lotsa Helping Hands 
A web-based caregiver coordination service where people can create their own caregiving site to coordinate support needed for the caregiver and care recipient. The site provides a private group calendar where tasks can be posted. Family and friends may visit the site and sign up online for a task.

Magic Hour Foundation
A national network of professional photographers who serve the individuals and families who are fighting cancer by providing them with free professional family photographs.

Marisa Harris: Reimagining the Possible
Marisa Harris is a Certified LifeMastery Consultant and Certified Master Health & Life Coach who provides integrative coaching to cancer patients and others facing serious illnesses.

MyLifeLine.Org 
Now part of Cancer Support Community, this nonprofit encourages cancer patients and caregivers to create free, customized websites, empowering patients to build an online support community of family and friends to foster connection, inspiration, and healing.

Navigating Cancer 
An easy-to-use website offering a variety of relevant cancer resources and a supportive community. Patients and their caregivers can use the Daily Health Journal to track symptoms and side effects to better communicate with the health care team about how they’re responding to treatment. Discussion forums are available for patients, survivors, and caregivers.

SaveMyFertility
SaveMyFertility is an authoritative resource for adult cancer patients and the parents of children with cancer who want to learn more about preserving their fertility before and during cancer treatment. SaveMyFertility also provides information and guidance to oncologists, endocrinologists, and other health care providers concerned with the reproductive health of cancer patients and survivors.

Suite HOPE 
Suite HOPE (Helping Oncology Patients Esthetically) is a Dallas-based nonprofit that provides women with the education and support they need to address the changes in their appearance that occur during cancer treatment.

 

Transportation and Lodging

Air Care Alliance 
Air Care Alliance is an organization of charitable flying groups, whose volunteers work to transport patients with financial need or other special circumstances to facilities where they are able to receive medical attention they might otherwise have to do without.

Air Charity Network 
The volunteer pilots of Air Charity Network utilize their own aircraft, fuel, and time to provide free air transportation to medical facilities for citizens who are financially distressed or otherwise unable to travel on public transportation. Available in all 50 states.

Angel Flight West 
Angel Flight West (AFW) arranges flights, at no cost to passengers, covering 13 western states, when travel by land or commercial airline would be a physical or financial hardship.

Angel Wheels
Angel Wheels is a nonprofit charity dedicated to providing non-emergency, long-distance ground transportation to financially disadvantaged, ambulatory patients who are traveling for treatment.

Corporate Angel Network 
Corporate Angel Network helps cancer patients get to necessary treatment facilities far from their homes by arranging free travel using empty seats on private or corporate jets.

Extended Stay America: Hotel Keys of Hope
Hotel Keys of Hope offers donated or deeply discounted hotel stays throughout the US to cancer patients who are traveling for treatment. Hotel Keys of Hope is a program created by Extended Stay America employees to support the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge program.

Healthcare Hospitality Network (HHN)
HHN is a nationwide professional association of nearly 200 nonprofit organizations that provide lodging and support services to patients, families, and their loved ones while receiving medical treatment far from their home communities.

Hope Lodge
A program from the American Cancer Society, Hope Lodge offers cancer patients and their caregivers a free place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city. Hope Lodge provides a home-like environment where guests can retreat to private rooms or connect with others. Available in 30 locations in the US and Puerto Rico.

Joe’s House 
Joe’s House is a website that acts as an information clearinghouse for places to stay across the country near hospitals and treatments centers that offer a discount for traveling patients and their loved ones. The database is searchable by location and cost.

LifeLine Pilots 
LifeLine Pilots facilitates free flights in private aircraft for such medical needs as ongoing medical treatments, diagnosis, and follow-up care throughout the Midwest.

Patient Travel Referral Program
The Patient Travel Referral program, a program of Mercy Medical Angels, provides information about all forms of charitable, long-distance medically-related transportation and provides referrals to all appropriate sources of help available in the national charitable medical transportation network.