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Associations & Organizations
The Internet resources that are listed on this page have been selected because they contain useful information. For the most part the information is in the mainstream of science.
American Cancer Society - The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community- based voluntary health organization. The goal of the American Cancer Society (ACS) is to prevent cancer, save lives, and diminish suffering from cancer.
American Association for Cancer Education - The mission of the Association is to foster cancer education by individuals throughout the world who either due to professional obligations or personal interest are involved in cancer education. Cancer education efforts are related to prevention, early detection, treatment and rehabilitation.
The American Dietetics Association - With nearly 65,000 members, the American Dietetic Association is the nation's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals dedicated to helping the government conserve food and improve the public's health and nutrition.
Texas Medical Association - Texas Medical Association was organized to serve the people of Texas in matters of medical care, prevention and cure of disease, and the improvement of public health. TMA supports Texas physicians by providing distinctive solutions to the challenges they encounter in the care of patients.
Cancer Research Foundation of America - National, non-profit health foundation whose mission is the prevention and early detection of cancer through scientific research and education. The Foundation focuses its energies and resources on those cancers-including lung, breast, prostate, colorectal, cervical, skin, oral and testicular-that can be prevented through lifestyle changes or detection and treatment in their early stages.
American Institute of Cancer Research - Nation's leading charity in the field of diet, nutrition and cancer. AICR supports research into the role of diet and nutrition in the prevention and treatment of cancer. In 1982, AICR was founded to advance the simple but then-radical idea that cancer could be prevented. AICR focused on the link between diet and cancer, and immediately began supporting cutting-edge research in this area and educating the public about the results. Today, AICR’s empowering message that small, everyday changes can protect against cancer has been accepted by physicians, researchers and policy makers around the globe.
The Commonwealth Fund - The Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System has released the first-ever comprehensive comparison of health system performance in all 50 states. Aiming Higher: Results from a State Scorecard on Health System Performance ranks states on 32 performance indicators of access, quality, avoidable hospital use and costs, equity, and "healthy lives."
Alliance of State Pain Initiatives (ASPI) - is a network of Pain Initiative organizations based in Texas, dedicated to improving the care of persons with pain, through education, advocacy and institutional improvement. A copy of its latest publication: “The Politics of Pain: Balancing Vigilance and Compassion” is available on its website.
Cancer Alliance of Texas - engages organizations, agencies, institutions and individuals to work collaboratively to reduce the impact of cancer in Texas and promote the Texas Cancer Plan. As part of this mission, the Cancer Alliance of Texas offers a Post-Treatment Survivorship Resource Guide. This guide lists survivorship resources for those who have completed their cancer treatment as well as their friends and loved ones. The services and information in the guide focus on the special needs of someone who has completed cancer treatment and is managing treatment’s late- and long-term effects, whether physical, financial, legal or emotional. You can download a copy of the guide from our website at www.cancerallianceoftexas.org, or click here for a copy of the guide. The resources listed in this Post-Treatment Survivorship Resource Guide represent resources and services provided by Cancer Alliance of Texas members. The listed resources are known to provide support and quality services to cancer survivors. Please contact these resources to find out what is available in your area.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) - NHLBI in cooperation with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, released the first Federal guidelines on the identification, evaluation, and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults. Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. Calculate your body mass index.
ClinicalTrials.gov - A registry and results database of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details. This information should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals.
The Cancer Alliance of Texas engages organizations, agencies, institutions and individuals to work collaboratively to reduce the impact of cancer in Texas and promote the Texas Cancer Plan. As part of this mission, the Cancer Alliance of Texas offers a Post-Treatment Survivorship Resource Guide. This guide lists survivorship resources for those who have completed their cancer treatment as well as their friends and loved ones. The services and information in the guide focus on the special needs of someone who has completed cancer treatment and is managing treatment’s late- and long-term effects, whether physical, financial, legal or emotional.
CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaved. CancerCare programs—including counseling and support groups, education, financial assistance, and practical help—are provided by professional oncology social workers and are completely free of charge. Founded in 1944, CancerCare provided individual help to more than 100,000 people last year, in addition to serving more than 1 million unique visitors to our websites. For more information, call 1-800-813-HOPE (4673) or visit www.cancercare.org.