Ovarian cancer national alliance

RESOURCES

Information

NATIONAL CANCER INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

American Cancer Society
Information on cancer, research, advocacy, and community programs and services.
http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/index
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC, in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health, established the Inside Knowledge: Get the Facts About Gynecologic Cancer campaign to raise awareness of the five main types of gynecologic cancer.
http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/knowledge/
Foundation for Women’s Cancer
Brochures and other educational material for women who have or who are at risk of developing a gynecologic cancer.
www.foundationforwomenscancer.org
Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
The Alliance is the foremost advocate for women with ovarian cancer in the United States. To advance the interests of women with ovarian cancer, the Alliance advocates at a national level for increases in research funding for the development of an early detection test, improved health care practices, and life-saving treatment protocols.
www.ovariancancer.org
National Cancer Institute
Accurate, up-to-date, comprehensive cancer information from the U.S. government's principal agency for cancer research.
www.cancer.gov
Myriad Genetics
Information about genetic testing for hereditary cancer.
http://www.myriad.com/products/predictive.php

FIND A DOCTOR

Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
http://www.sgo.org/
Offers help finding local gynecologic oncologists and links to other resources for women.  Information about news related to the fight against gynecologic cancers.

Women’s Cancer Network – Ovarian Cancer
http://www.wcn.org/findadoctor/
An interactive Web site that provides a searchable listing of gynecologic oncologists by zip code.

FIND A CLINICAL TRIAL

Clinical Trials Information

Fact sheets and brochures on clinical trials from The National Cancer Institute. http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/learning


National Cancer Institute — Search for Clinical Trials
www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/search

Ovarian Cancer National Allliance Clinical Trials Matching Service
In partnership with EmergingMed, a comprehensive system for women to find and link to clinical trial options for ovarian cancer. (800) 535-1682, http://www.emergingmed.com/networks/ocna/

The Women’s Cancer Network—Clinical Trials

Information on how clinical trials work and about specific clinical trials for gynecologic cancers.
http://www.wcn.org/research/clinical_trials.html


Financial

Financial, Legal and Insurance Information and Assistance

Bridge of Blessings
Information and application for women with cancer in need of financial assistance.
http://bridgeofblessings.org/index.html
Cancer Care

Professional support services to people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaved.  Offers help finding counseling and financial support.
http://www.cancercare.org/get_help/

Cancer Care Co-payment Assistance Foundation

Assistance with co-payments for cancer treatment
1-866-55-COPAY (866-552-6729), www.cancercarecopay.org

Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC)

A joint program of Disability Rights Legal Center and Loyola Law School , Los Angeles - provides information and education about cancer-related legal issues to the public through its national telephone assistance line. 866-THE-CLRC, http://www.disabilityrightslegalcenter.org/cancer-legal-resource-center

Clinical Trials and Insurance Coverage: A Resource Guide

Information on insurance coverage for clinical trials from the National Cancer Institute. http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/learning/insurance-coverage

Corporate Angel Network

Help arranging free air transportation for cancer patients traveling to treatment using empty seats on corporate jets. http://www.corpangelnetwork.org/

Family and Medical Leave Act Advisor

Provides information on the Family and Medical Leave Act.  Lists questions to help determine the rights of employees and employers. http://www.dol.gov/compliance/laws/comp-fmla.htm

Patient Advocate Foundation

An active liaison between patient and insurer, employer and/or creditor.  Information about resolving a patient’s insurance, job retention and/or debt crisis matters through case managers, doctors and attorneys.
http://www.patientadvocate.org/

Project Chessed

A program of Jewish Family Service that links medically uninsured Jewish adults with pro-bono medical services, 248-592-2300, www.jfsdetroit.org

1 Up On Cancer

Information and financial resources for patient travel costs.  http://www.1uponcancer.com/2012/10/18/free-airfare-and-other-travel-help-for-cancer-patients/

Support

Support Groups and Organizations

Association of Cancer Online Resources
http://acor.org
Be Bright Pink
Support and education for women at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer.
www.bebrightpink.org
Cancer and Careers
Resources and support for working people with cancer
www.cancerandcareers.org
Cancer Support Community
Uniting The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club Worldwide, the Cancer Support Community is an international non-profit dedicated to providing support, education and hope to people affected by cancer.
http://www.cancersupportcommunity.org/
Dream Foundation
Making dreams come true for adults with life-threatening illnesses.  
 805-564-2131, www.dreamfoundation.org
Cancer Thrivers Network for Jewish Women
Activities, friendship, resources, education and humor for Jewish women in the Detroit area who have ever had any type of cancer

Contact: Patti Nemer, pstripes2@aol.com
, Michelle Passon, smp1543@comcast.net, Sandy Schwartz, sandyrschwartz@hotmail.com

Eyes on the Prize
An international web community created by and for women with gynecologic cancer. www.eyesontheprize.org
FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered

Fighting hereditary breast and ovarian cancer
www.facingourrisk.org
Inspire

www.inspire.com
JFS Cancer Resource Connection
Located at Jewish Family Service in West Bloomfield

248-592-3963, www.jfsdetroit.org
LiveStrong
We fight to improve the lives of people affected by cancer
866-673-7205, 
www.livestrong.org
People Living with Cancer
Doctor approved cancer information from ASCO

www.plwc.org
Sharsheret
Linking young Jewish Women in their fight against breast and ovarian cancer

866 474 2774, www.sharsheret.org

SHARE Ovarian Cancer Hotline
Self-help for women with breast or ovarian cancer.
866-537-4273, www.sharecancersupport.org

RESEARCH

Research Resources and Information

American Association for Cancer Research
Information about research and links to publications and databases.
http://www.aacr.org/

American Institute for Cancer Research
Educates the public about the results of research on diet and cancer prevention.
http://www.aicr.org/site/PageServer

American Society of Clinical Oncology

Database of cancer research abstracts and current news on cancer research.
http://www.asco.org/ASCOv2/Research+Resources
British Medical Journal

Original scientific studies, review and educational articles, and papers commenting on the clinical, scientific, social, political, and economic factors affecting health.
http://www.bmj.com/

Hereditary Cancer Institute

Research and educational information about hereditary cancer as well as information on genetic testing and links of interest to those affected by cancer.
http://medschool.creighton.edu/medicine/centers/hcc/inde.php
Journal of American Medical Association

An international peer-reviewed general medical journal promoting the science and art of medicine and the betterment of the public health.
http://jama.ama-assn.org/

Journal of Clinical Oncology

Original research and reviews about women’s cancers, supportive care and quality of life issues, prevention, and pharmacology.
http://jco.ascopubs.org/

Journal of Gynecologic Oncology

Access to articles about research in gynecologic oncology.
http://www.gyneoncology.or.kr/

Ovarian Cancer Research Directory
www.ovariancancerresearch.thegcf.org
Ovarian Cancer Research Program
Information from the Department of Defense about the Congressional appropriations and funding for the Ovarian Cancer Research Program.
http://cdmrp.army.mil/ocrp/default.shtml
The Lancet Interactive Medical Journal
 An independent journal without affiliation to a medical or scientific organization that publishes high-quality clinical trials.
http://www.thelancet.com/

The Ovarian Cancer Institute

Information about ovarian cancer research, news, and events.
http://www.ovariancancerinstitute.org/aboutus.html