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The Internet is a valuable tool for research, but it’s important that your sources of information about cancer care be credible and timely. That’s why we’ve compiled these comprehensive listings of cancer resources, both from inside Dana-Farber and beyond.
These lists provide sources for in-depth information on cancer types, treatment options, support services, risk and prevention, clinical trials, financial and insurance assistance, advocacy organizations, and a great deal more.
At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we're committed to providing adults and children with the best cancer treatment available today — and to developing tomorrow's cures through groundbreaking research.
Below, for your reference, are links to:
Breast Cancer - male
Head and Neck Cancer
More adult cancer types
Childhood Blood Disorders
Childhood Brain Tumors
Childhood Solid Tumors
For more detailed information about childhood cancer, visit www.danafarberbostonchildrens.org.
Adult Stem Cell Transplants
Pediatric Stem Cell Transplants
Precision Cancer Medicine — Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center
Your Care Team
Patient and Caregiver Resources
Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies
Center for Genetics and Prevention
Cancer Prevention and Risk Reduction
Refer a Patient
Affiliations, Research, and Clinical Trials
Education and Training
Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers Breast Cancer Gynecologic Cancer
Cancer Genetics and Prevention
Cutaneous (Skin) Cancer
Stem Cell Transplant
Thoracic (Lung) Cancer
Dana-Farber Insight Blog
The resource websites listed here provide patients, families, and caregivers with easy access to a wealth of useful information on many aspects of navigating the cancer journey. It's important to note that we have compiled this list for educational purposes only; the information on these sites is not a substitute for professional clinical care.
As a Dana-Farber patient, you should refer to your physician's direction and guidance above any other source. If you have questions or concerns about your treatment, please speak with your health care team.
(see separate listings for women's cancers)
American Brain Tumor AssociationAplastic Anemia & MDS International FoundationBladder Cancer Advocacy NetworkBladder Cancer WebCaféBone Marrow FoundationBone TumorCancer Guide: Special Kidney Cancer SectionCarcinoid Cancer FoundationCaring for Carcinoid Foundation/ Pancreatic & Neuroendrocrine Cancer ResearchColon Cancer AllianceEntertainment Industry/National Colorectal Cancer Research AllianceEye Cancer NetworkFight Colorectal CancerInternational Myeloma FoundationInternational Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia FoundationLeukemia & Lymphoma SocietyLung Cancer.OrgLung Cancer AllianceLung Cancer OnlineLymphoma Information NetworkLymphoma Research FoundationThe Leukemia & Lymphoma SocietyMelanoma Research FoundationMultiple Myeloma Research FoundationNational Brain Tumor SocietyNew Hampshire Partners in HealthNon Hodgkin's LymphomaLustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer ResearchOral Cancer FoundationPancreatic Cancer Action NetworkPituitary Network AssociationProstate Cancer FoundationProstate Cancer Research InstituteProstate Cancer Support GroupProstate NetSarcoma AllianceSarcoma Foundation of AmericaSelf-Help for Oral, Head, and Neck CancerSkin Cancer FoundationThyroid Cancer Survivors' AssociationVon Hippel-Lindau (VHL) Family Alliance
Note: There is not an advocacy organization for every diagnosis. When looking for information on a particular diagnosis, you can log onto the sites found under the General Cancer heading like the ones of the National Cancer Institute (cancer.gov) or the American Cancer Society (cancer.org).
All About Blood: Top Resources on Hematology & Blood Health (Masters in Nursing)American Cancer Society (ACS) Association of Cancer Online ResourcesCancer CareCancer Education ResourceCancer GuideCancer Information (Sanofi Aventis) Cancer.NetCancer Research InstituteCenter for Advancement in Cancer EducationCoping with Cancer MagazineCure MagazineInternational Cancer Alliance for Research and EducationNational Cancer Institute (NCI) National Coalition of Cancer SurvivorshipPeople Living with CancerRadiology InformationResources for Cancer SurvivorsUnited Ostomy Associations of AmericaVital Options International
Family Caregiver AllianceFamily Reach FoundationHope Lodge BostonLotsa Helping HandsMen Against Breast CancerMen Committed to Fight Against Breast CancerNational Family Caregivers AssociationRonald McDonald House BostonWell Spouse Association
Blood & Marrow Transplant InformationBone Marrow Transplant Support OnlineCancer Trials Support UnitClinical Trials Listing ServiceInternational Radio-Surgery AssociationNational Bone Marrow TransplantNational Cancer InstituteNational Institutes of Health
Acupuncture.comAlternative & Complementary TherapiesAlternative Medicine FoundationCenter for Mind-Body MedicineCommonweal Health & Environmental ResearchEDI InstituteIntegrative Medical AllianceNational Center for Complementary/Alternative Medicine (NIH) Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCI) Ralph Moss on Cancer--Guidance for Crucial DecisionsYoga Journal
Cancer and CareersCancer Legal Resource CenterEmployee Benefits Security AdministrationFamily and Medical Leave ActPatient Advocate Foundation
Pollution Information SiteSilent Spring Institute
Cancer CareCancer Financial Assistance CoalitionMass Medline (Pharmacy Assistance) Needy Meds (Pharmacy Assistance) Patient Advocate FoundationState Health Insurance Assistance Program
American Medical AssociationCancer Research and Prevention FoundationHarvard Medical School InformationMedlinePlusNational Institutes of Health (NIH) National Library of MedicineNational Organization for Rare DisordersNCI Diet History QuestionnaireUnified Search Engine for JournalsU.S. Department of Health & Human ServicesU.S. Department of Health & Human Services — healthfinder.govU.S. Food and Drug AdministrationWebMDWorld Health Organization
Cancer Education ResourceCancer Genetics OverviewCancer Genome Anatomy ProjectNational Human Genome Research InstituteStem Cells Basics
American Hospice FoundationChildren's Hospice InternationalDying Guide Line for Care GiversGrowth House End-of-Life ResourcesHospice Foundation of AmericaHospice NetHospice Patients Alliance; Patient AdvocatesNational Hospice and Palliative Care OrganizationPalliative Care Institute (Mount Sinai Medical) WidowNet
Association for Applied & Therapeutic HumorThe Cancer ClubHumorMattersWelcome to The Laughter Remedy
America's Health Insurance PlansCenters for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesMedicareMedicare Rights CenterPatient Advocate FoundationSocial Security Administration
American Institute for Cancer ResearchCancer Nutrition CenterNIH Office of Dietary Supplements
Agency for Healthcare Research & QualityMassachusetts Department of Public Health
Physician Data Query (PDQ®) Treatments
Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund in MAChildhood Cancer Lifeline of New HampshireChildhood LymphomaChildren's Brain Tumor FoundationChildren's Cancer Web ResourcesCureSearch & Children’s Oncology GroupKidsGrowth.comKids KonnectedNeuroblastoma Children's Cancer SocietyPediatric Brain Tumor FoundationPediatric Cancer Research FoundationPediatric Oncology Resource CenterSupporting Children with CancerVirtual Pediatric Hospital
Captain Chemo's AdventuresKids Health
CaringBridge for Patients Connecting with Family & Friends
Places to Stay near Dana-FarberAmerican Cancer Society — Hope LodgeHospitality Homes (Short-Term Accommodations)
Note: Find a list of short-term accommodations near Dana-Farber at the Shapiro Center, First Floor, Yawkey Center.
Hope for Two: Pregnant with CancerMautner Project: The National Lesbian Health Organization
Cancer CompassCancer Hope NetworkCancer Support CommunityCancer Support Groups & OrganizationsCenter for Attitudinal HealingLiving Beyond Breast CancerLook Good...Feel BetterNational Cancer Institute — SurvivorshipNational Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
American Academy of Pain ManagementAmerican Pain SocietyCancer PainCancer SymptomsGreater Boston Lymphedema NetworkNational Lymphedema Network
Habitrol Stop-Smoking SiteMassachusetts Tobacco Cessation & PreventionNicotine AnonymousQuit Smoking Today GuideStop Smoking NowTobacco Information and Prevention
Air Charity NetworkAmerican Cancer Society — Road to RecoveryAngel Flight EastAngel Flight NECorporate Angel NetworkNational Patient Travel Center
American Cancer Society (Spanish)Asian & Pacific Islander MaterialsBiblioteca Nacional de MedicinaCanadian Cancer Society (French) Consumer Health Resources in Many LanguagesHealth Information TranslationsInformación en EspañolInformation Resources in Asian LanguagesInstituto Nacional del CáncerNational Alliance for Hispanic HealthPan American Health OrganizationSu Guía a la Informacíon Confiable de la Salud
Dream FoundationMake-A-Wish Foundation of AmericaMemories of Love Foundation
Breast Cancer Deadline 2020BreastCancer.NetBreast Cancer Treatment InformationCanadian Breast Cancer Research AllianceCancer Risk and Genetic TestingFacing Our Risk of Cancer EmpoweredFoundation for Women’s CancerInflammatory Breast Cancer ResearchIntroduction to Gynecologic OncologyMammaCareNational Breast Cancer OrganizationNational Cervical Cancer CoalitionNational Ovarian Cancer CoalitionOvarian Cancer National AllianceSisters NetworkStaying AbreastSusan G. Komen for the Cure (Breast Cancer) Dr. Susan Love Research FoundationTriple-Negative Breast Cancer FoundationYoung Survival Coalition (Breast Cancer)
AdvancedBC.orgBCMets.orgBrainMetsBC.orgMetastatic Breast Cancer NetworkMetavivor Research and SupportYoung Survival Coalition
2bMeCamp Mak-A-DreamCancer CareFirst DescentsLivestrong FertilityLivestrong FoundationPlanet CancerSuperSibsSurviving and Moving ForwardUlman Fund
For even more resources, contact the Blum Patient and Family Resource Center by calling 617-632-5570 or 800-525-5068, by emailing Blum_Center@dfci.harvard.edu, or by dropping in to the Center on Yawkey 1.