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American Cancer Society
In 1913, 10 physicians and 5 laymen founded the American Society for the Control of Cancer. Its stated purpose was to disseminate knowledge concerning the symptoms, treatment, and prevention of cancer; to investigate conditions under which cancer is found; and to compile statistics about cancer. Later renamed the American Cancer Society, Inc., the organizacion now consists of over 2 million volunteers working to conquer cancer.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription drug cocerage get the medicines they need through the program that is right for them. Many will get their medications free ot nearly free. The Partnership for Prescription Assistance will help you find the program that’s right for you, free of charge. Remember, you will never be asked for money by a PPA Call Center representative, or on this Web site.
National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is one of 11 agencies that compose the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The NCI, established under the National Cancer Institute Act of 1937, is the Federal Government’s principal agency for cancer research and training. The national Cancer Act of 1971 broadened the scope and responsibilities of the NCI and created the National Cancer Program.
The Coalition of National Cancer Cooperative Groups is proud to offer TrialCheck®, a new Internet-based application. TrialCheck® gives doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals a “real-time” search tool that quickly queries and screens approximately 300 Cooperative Group cancer clinical trials.