Resources

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

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 (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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is the nation’s largest professional organization hospices and hospice and palliative care professionals. The website includes extensive education resources for patients and caregivers.

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 EmergingMed 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.