Patient / Advocate Resources

American Society of Clinical Oncology
Conquering cancer through research, education, and promotion of the highest quality and equitable patient care.

Fight Colorectal Cancer
Fight CRC is committed to ensuring all Americans have access to quality health care and can live a healthy life, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, and socioeconomic status

Colon Cancer Alliance
United in our fierce determination to dramatically impact the way society sees this devastating disease, we exist to end colorectal cancer in our lifetime.

The Human Genome Project
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is the driving force for advancing genomics research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest biomedical research agency in the world.

OncoLink provides tools and educational materials to support the practice of busy practitioners, including on treatment education, psychosocial support and survivorship care plans.

Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition
We are getting women the resources and support they need to fight this deadly disease. We are funding ideas that lead to new treatments. We are focused on finding a cure for breast cancer now… so our daughters don’t have to. Taking action. Saving lives.

The Society for Clinical Trials
The Society for Clinical Trials (SCT) is an international multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the development and dissemination of knowledge about the design, conduct, analyses, and reporting of government and industry-sponsored clinical trials and related health care research methodologies.

American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Their Global Headquarters are located in Atlanta, Georgia, and they have regional and local offices throughout the country to ensure they have a presence in every community.

Government Agencies

U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
FDA is responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medical products more effective, safer, and more affordable and by helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medical products and foods to maintain and improve their health.

Info on Mammography

Pink Ribbon Sunday Program

Info on Colorectal Cancer

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the federal government’s principal agency for cancer research and training.

What is cancer?

Cancer detection & diagnosis

Cancer therapy

Info on Clinical Trials

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
A part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NIH is the largest biomedical research agency in the world. It seeks fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability.

Global Clinical Trial database

Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP)
The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) provides leadership in the protection of the rights, welfare, and wellbeing of human subjects involved in research conducted or supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Info on research participation