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Finding the answer to your cancer requires many different resources. If you’re dealing with cancer, it’s important to be well informed about your diagnosis and treatment options. The websites listed below can be valuable sources of cancer information for patients and their families, including support and advocacy groups and financial assistance programs.

You can also view a more comprehensive list of other sources in CRI's Helpbook for Patients, a free PDF available for download.

CRI's Helpbook for Patients

If you would like to tell us about other helpful sites that we could consider for this page, please contact us at contact@cancerresearch.org.

Helpful Links for Cancer Information

American Cancer Society
Organization providing cancer information, educational programs, and community outreach, both nationally and internationally.

American Medical Association “DoctorFinder”
Professional information on over 690,000 licensed physicians in the U.S. Search for doctors by name, medical specialty, and zip code.

Association of American Cancer Institutes
Members include 89 cancer research centers in the U.S. Site includes membership directory, annual report, and information on current initiatives.

Association of Cancer Online Resources
Resources for people affected by cancer, including treatment information, clinical trials, publications, and online communities.

Patient information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Includes cancer types, treatments, survivorship, advocacy, and resources.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Comprehensive information on cancer and many other health and safety topics, including a resource library and links to publications and reports. Site also offers recommendations on preventive cancer screening.

Search for information on both over-the-counter and prescription drugs, including new drug approvals.

U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health site with comprehensive health education, drug information, and medical news.

National Cancer Institute
Part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Comprehensive site with information on cancer types, topics and statistics as well as clinical trial enrollment and results. Also includes Physician Data Query (PDQ) database of summaries on cancer treatments and related issues.

The National Health Information Center (NHIC)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services site with health information and searchable resource database to link people to health organizations and government offices with the information they need.

Associated with the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania. Covers types of cancers and treatments, coping resources, “Ask the cancer expert” feature and online library.

Provides disease education, treatment options and clinical trial information for cancer and many other topics. Also supplies comprehensive information on prescription and over-the-counter drugs as well as herbal medicines and nutritional supplements.

Financial Assistance Programs

Cancer Care, Inc.
A national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer.

Hill-Burton Uncompensated Services Hotline
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable.

Social Security Disability (SSDI)
A federal insurance program managed by the Social Security Administration and designed to provide income supplements to people who are physically restricted in their ability to be employed.

Support and Advocacy Groups

Cancer Care, Inc.
A national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
An advocacy nonprofit for quality cancer care for all Americans and empowering cancer survivors.

Medical Literature and Scientific Organizations

Cancer Immunology Research
An academic journal published monthly by the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR), in collaboration with the Cancer Research Institute, reporting major advances in cancer immunology that span the discipline from basic investigations in host-tumor interactions to developmental therapeutics in model systems, early translational studies in patients, and late-stage clinical trials.

Cancer Immunity
An archive of open access, scholarly laboratory and clinical research papers on the immune response to cancer, formerly published by the Cancer Research Institute. Site also includes latest news in cancer immunotherapy, conference schedules, as well as access to scientific databases and other resources.

National Academy of Sciences
Society of distinguished scholars in scientific and engineering research, including 30 members of the CRI Scientific Advisory Council.

U.S. National Library of Medicine Searchable catalog of medical articles. Covers medical literature from the 1950s to the present.

U.S. National Library of Medicine
Part of the National Institutes of Health. Site provides health news bulletins and covers different medical conditions and the history of medicine.

CRI Partner Organizations

Ludwig Cancer Research
“The Global Cancer Institute,” a nonprofit organization with nine branches and a worldwide network of researchers and clinical trials, and is CRI’s partner in the Cancer Vaccine Collaborative.

Other Funding Organizations for Cancer Research

Concern Foundation for Cancer Research
Through the Concern Foundation Program, provides joint support with CRI for the laboratory of Dr. George Klein at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. Provides research funds for other institutions worldwide


*Immunotherapy results may vary from patient to patient.

Patient education information supported by a charitable donation from Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.