A Fresh Chapter
A Fresh Chapter (AFC) is a non-profit that believes that we are not defined by the most difficult parts of our story. Our mission is to help people make sense of the complex emotions of cancer and give them the tools, support, and community to thrive - even in the midst of challenging circumstances. We are empowering people impacted by cancer to heal while building a better world.
AIM at Melanoma Foundation
Founded in 2004, AIM at Melanoma is a global foundation dedicated to finding more effective treatments and, ultimately, the cure for melanoma while improving the lives of those it affects. AIM’s global research initiatives include The International Melanoma Tissue Bank Consortium, The Melanoma International Collaboration for Adaptive Trials, and the International Melanoma Working Group. AIM at Melanoma provides education, connection to resources and opportunities for meaningful engagement to help patients and caregivers/families better face the challenges of melanoma.
American Brain Tumor Association
Founded in 1973, the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) was the first national advocacy organization committed to funding brain tumor research and providing information and education to patients, caregivers, and their loved ones. For 46 years, the ABTA has been providing comprehensive resources that support the complex needs of brain tumor patients and caregivers, as well as the critical funding of research in the pursuit of breakthroughs in brain tumor diagnosis, treatment and care.
Bristol Myers Squibb
At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision – transforming patients’ lives through science. We are in the business of breakthroughs - the kind that transform patients’ lives through life-saving, innovative medicines. We have the most talented people in the industry who come to work every day dedicated to our mission of discovering, developing and delivering innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.
Cancer Hope Network
Cancer Hope Network provides free one-on-one emotional peer support to adult cancer patients and their loved ones. Each of our 400+ volunteers is at least one year post-treatment or successfully undergoing maintenance therapies. They have faced more than 80 cancer types and speak 15 languages. Whatever the challenge, chances are a CHN Support Volunteer has faced it. They understand the fine balance between gratitude and the survivors’ guilt faced by the “lucky ones” who are here to talk about it. They’re working through the challenges of survivorship and cancer’s new normal – and are willing to share.
Cancer Support Community
As the largest professionally led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide, the Cancer Support Community is dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. We are a global non-profit network of 175 locations, including CSC and Gilda's Club centers, hospital and clinic partnerships, and satellite locations that deliver more than $50 million in free support and navigation services to patients and families.
Founded in 1944, 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. Our comprehensive services include case management, counseling and support groups over the phone, online and in-person, educational workshops, publications and financial and co-payment assistance. All CancerCare services are provided by master’s-prepared oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts.
CanPlan is a revolutionary planner designed with survivorship in mind. It's the perfect tool for a cancer patient, cancer caregiver, cancer survivor, oncologist, oncology nurses, health practitioner, and anyone battling any type of health issue. It's a planner, organizer, motivator, coach, and therapist all in one portable, customizable binder.
Cassie Hines Shoes Cancer Foundation
The Cassie Hines Shoes Cancer Foundation (CHSCF) supports young adults (16-40) during their cancer diagnosis, treatment and beyond. Once active treatment is complete CHSCF hosts Base2Summit; a weeklong survivorship program in Northern Michigan. We facilitate wellness, adventure and connection through hiking, kayaking, biking and some down time on one of Michigan’s supreme lakes.
Children's Cancer Cause
Children’s Cancer Cause is the leading national advocacy organization working to achieve access to less toxic and more effective pediatric cancer therapies; to expand resources for research and specialized care; and to address the unique needs and challenges of childhood cancer survivors and their families.
Community Oncology Alliance (COA)
The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for community oncology practices and, most importantly, the patients they serve. COA is the only organization dedicated solely to community oncology where the majority of Americans with cancer are treated. The mission of COA is to ensure that cancer patients receive quality, affordable, and accessible cancer care in their own communities. More than 1.5 million people in the United States are diagnosed with cancer each year and deaths from the disease have been steadily declining due to earlier detection, diagnosis, and treatment.
Crossroads4Hope is THE safe space to turn first when someone is affected by cancer to restore their whole being and family. Our network empowers all people touched by cancer to take control of their and wellbeing, at no charge.
CURE Media Group
CURE® Media Group is the leading resource for patients, survivors, and their caregivers to become empowered advocates in their journeys. Offering Cancer Updates, Research and Education, CURE Media Group’s flagship magazine CURE® and online resource curetoday.com provide access to leading resources and information that serve as a guide to every stage of the cancer experience.
DiepCFoundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization providing education and resources to empower those affected by breast cancer with information to make an informed decision about all options for breast reconstruction after mastectomy.
Elephants and Tea
Elephants and Tea is a nonprofit media company with the mission to help adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients, survivors and caregivers experience relief through self-expression, inspiring others during their cancer journey and connecting people with supportive organizations across the nation.
Family Reach is a national organization that provides comprehensive financial support to families facing cancer. We collaborate with cancer care teams and community organizations to equip patients and caregivers with financial education, resource navigation, and financial coaching. We also offer emergency relief grants to cover basic needs for those who meet our eligibility guidelines. Our goal is to ensure every family can access care, put food on the table, and keep a roof over their heads.
Global Colon Cancer Association
The Global Colon Cancer Association advocates for patient- centered policy around the globe to ensure increased disease awareness and screening and access to quality medical treatments. The GCCA also helps our member organizations collaborate, innovate, and leverage the full potential of effectuating change. The GCCA supports the creation of new patient advocacy groups in developing areas which have no CRC organizations. The GCCA unites all stakeholders in the battle against this disease with one unified voice.
Hope for Stomach Cancer
Hope for Stomach Cancer is a 501(c)(3) that provides resources to patients, caregivers and loved ones while promoting early detection and prevention to the general and medical communities. Hope creates and facilitates programs that enable those affected by stomach cancer to take actionable steps to live the best possible life through each phase of the disease. Our Vision is Bridge the Gap between Research and Patient Care.
To provide personalized connections that enable one-on-one emotional support among cancer previvors, cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers from someone who has been there.
Instituto Lado a Lado pela Vida (Side by Side for Life Institute)
The Instituto Lado a Lado pela Vida – LAL (means Side by Side for Life Institute) is a civil society organization founded in 2008 by Marlene Oliveira, a social entrepreneur, with the main purpose of promoting awareness on the importance of prevention and early diagnosis as well as offering information about the estate-of-the-art possibilities of treatment and how to manage life and deal with the daily activities as a survivor who had fought with cardiovascular diseases or cancer, the two main global death causes. Lado a Lado pela Vida is also the only patient organization in Brazil dedicated to promote a relevant debate about men’s health.
Instituto Oncoguia was launched in 2003 as the Oncoguia Portal, a website with the mission of sharing quality information about cancer. The website was so successful that it quickly became a reference tool for patients and caregivers to learn more about their cancer diagnosis and receive up to date oncology news. To this day, the Oncoguia website remains an important resource to educate the community, amplify the patient voice, and complement the patient centered programs led by Oncoguia.
International Alliance of Dermatology Patient Organizations (also known as GlobalSkin)
The International Alliance of Dermatology Patient Organizations (also known as GlobalSkin) is a unique global alliance, committed to improving the lives of skin patients worldwide. We nurture relationships with members, partners and all involved in healthcare ─ building dialogue with decision-makers around the globe to promote patient-centered healthcare. GlobalSkin works to empower its more than 183 patient association members ─ located in over 61 countries representing more than 65 disease areas ─ to reach more patients, and provide them with greater support, education, and advocacy.
International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) is the only global network dedicated solely to the study and eradication of lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies. Since its founding in 1974, the association’s membership has grown to more than 8,000 lung and thoracic cancer specialists from all disciplines and more than 100 countries.
International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC)
The International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC) is an independent international network of over 40 patient organisations that focus exclusively, or include a specific focus, on kidney cancer. Based in the Netherlands, the organisation was born from a very strong desire among various national kidney cancer patient groups to network, cooperate and share materials, knowledge, and experiences around the world.
International Papillomavirus Society
Welcome! The International Papillomavirus Society (IPVS ) is the global authority on the human papillomavirus (HPV). Our mission is to contribute to the elimination of HPV and HPV-related cancer. IPVS advocates for improved public health policies in relation to HPV and realizes a global public HPV Awareness Campaign in six major languages in collaboration with over 80 partner organisations around the world.
Our mission is to abolish Kidney Cancer as a threat to the life and health of patients by supporting patient advocacy and research by offering direct financial support for clinical and laboratory researchers with promising ideas.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer
Living Beyond Breast Cancer is a national nonprofit organization that seeks to create a world that understands there is more than one way to have breast cancer. To fulfill our mission of providing trusted information and a community of support, we offer on-demand emotional, practical, and evidence-based content that is meaningful to those newly diagnosed, in treatment, post-treatment, and living with metastatic disease.
Melanoma Network of Canada
We support individuals whose lives have been changed by melanoma. We are advancing the prevention of melanoma through advocacy and education.
Melanoma Research Foundation
The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is the largest independent organization devoted to melanoma. Committed to the support of medical research in finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma, the MRF also educates patients and physicians about prevention, diagnosis and the treatment of melanoma. The MRF is an active advocate for the melanoma community, helping to raise awareness of this disease and the need for a cure. The MRF’s website is the premier source for melanoma information seekers.
Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to ending mesothelioma, and the suffering caused by this cancer, by funding research to improve treatment options; providing treatment support and education for patients and their families; and investing in research.
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
NCCS’ 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.
Prevent Cancer Foundation
The Prevent Cancer Foundation is one of the nation's leading voluntary health organizations and the only U.S. nonprofit organization focused solely on cancer prevention and early detection. Founded in 1985, it has catapulted cancer prevention to prominence and fulfils its mission through research, education, outreach and advocacy.
SHARE is a national nonprofit that supports, educates, and empowers women affected by breast, ovarian, uterine or metastatic breast cancer, with a special focus on medically underserved communities. Our mission is to connect these women with the unique support of survivors and peers, creating a community where no one has to face breast, ovarian, uterine or metastatic breast cancer alone.
Small Cell Ovarian Cancer Foundation
In May of 2009 we were given the devasating news that our seemingly strong, healthy 25-year-old daughter/sister had small cell ovarian cancer, hypercalcemic type. As we scrambled to find out about this disease, we quickly realized very little information existed. Eventually we found a supportive team of doctors who had limited knowledge of small cell ovarian cancer.
In the nineties, when Stupid Cancer founder Matthew Zachary was diagnosed with a pediatric brain cancer at 21 years old, cancer resources for young adults were few and far between, and ‘surviving’ meant living beyond five years. Adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer programs did not exist and often patients were treated as kids or older adults, failing to acknowledge the unique life stage of AYAs.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
THE LLS MISSION: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Beating Cancer Is In Our Blood. As the leading source of free blood cancer information, education and support for patients, survivors, families and healthcare professionals, LLS is committed to helping patients navigate their cancer treatment and ensure they have access to quality, affordable and coordinated care.
The Max Foundation
The Max Foundation exists to increase global access to treatment, care, and support for people living with cancer. Our vision is a world where all people facing cancer live with dignity and hope.
Triage Cancer provides education on legal and practical issues that may impact individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers. Through free in-person and online educational events, materials, animated videos, and state-specific resources, Triage Cancer provides expert content on issues related to work, insurance, disability benefits, finances, estate planning, medical decision-making, and more.
Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) is the largest and oldest international cancer-fighting organisation. Founded in Geneva in 1933, UICC has over 1,180 member organisations in 172 countries. It enjoys consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and has official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded by ESPN and legendary basketball coach Jim Valvano with one goal in mind: to achieve Victory Over Cancer®. Since its formation in 1993, the V Foundation has awarded more than $260 million in cancer research grants nationwide and has grown to become one of the premier supporters of cutting-edge cancer research. Due to generous donors, the Foundation has an endowment that covers administrative expenses.
We Can Kick It is a nonprofit organization dedicated to using the passion of soccer to inspire and empower children and their families affected by cancer.
World Bladder Cancer Patient Coalition
The World Bladder Cancer Patient Coalition (WBCPC) - the global voice of people affected by bladder cancer. Established in January 2019 by a group of dedicated patient advocates from three major national bladder cancer organisations that saw the need for a global bladder cancer coalition.
World Ovarian Cancer Coalition
The World Ovarian Cancer Coalition is a not-for-profit organization, formally established in 2016, working across the globe towards a world where every woman with ovarian cancer has the best chance of survival, and the best quality of life – wherever she may live.
Young Survival Coalition
Established in 1998, Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the largest nonprofit dedicated exclusively to young adults diagnosed with breast cancer age 40 and under and their co-survivor support networks. YSC also educates and influences the medical, research and legislative communities to address breast cancer in young adults.