Resources

Brain Tumors

American Brain Tumor Association:
http://www.abta.org

Breast Cancer

BCN Breast Cancer Net:
http://www.breastcancer.net
The latest news on breast cancer research and treatment.

Breast Cancer Action:
http://www.bcaction.org/
Breast Cancer Action carries the voices of people affected by breast cancer to inspire and compel the changes necessary to end the breast cancer epidemic.

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM):
http://www.nbcam.org/

National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC):
http://www.natlbcc.org/
The nation’s largest breast cancer advocacy group, with more than 600 member organizations and 70,000 individual members and supporters.

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation:
http://www.komen.org/

Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization:
http://www.y-me.org/
Works to ensure, through information, empowerment and peer support, that no one faces breast cancer alone.

Umbilical Cord Blood

Cord Blood Center:

cordbloodbanking.com

Cord Blood Center’s goal is to provide expectant mothers and families the most relevant and up-to-date information on the benefits of umbilical cord blood. Donating cord blood is non-invasive and it can save the lives of children suffering from leukemia, lymphoma, and other blood-related disorders.

Clinical Trials

Centerwatch:
http://www.centerwatch.com
An open resource for patients interested in participating in clinical trials, and for research professionals.

National Guideline ClearinghouseTM (NGC):
http://www.guideline.gov/
A public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. NGC is sponsored by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) in partnership with the American Medical Association and the American association of Health Plans.

National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP):
http://www.nsabp.pitt.edu/
A clinical trials cooperative group supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Consulting and Other Services

Radiation Oncology Consulting
radoncconsulting.com
Radiation Oncology Consulting is committed to providing world-class consulting and educational services that will meet or exceed customer expectations by providing superior organizational efficiency, regulatory compliance, and accuracy, at competitive prices.

BIONIX
http://www.bionixrt.com/

Coding Strategies, Inc.
http://www.codingstrategies.com/
Coding Strategies, Inc.’s (CSI) specializes in Radiation Oncology and Radiology consulting services. They provide certified medical auditing, education, reference tools and coding support services to hospitals, physician practices, practice management companies, freestanding centers or anyone ultimately responsible for coding compliance.

Cancer CarePoint:
http://www.cancercarepoint.com/
Provides the oncology community with staffing services for physicians, oncology nursing and the allied health specialties.

Churchill Consulting, Inc.:
http://www.churchillconsulting.com/
Provides products and services for financial processes and quality improvement activities in Radiation Oncology.

LifeLine Software, Inc.:
http://www.lifelinesoftware.com/
Developers of RadCalc® software that provides fully automated independent monitor unit and point dose verification for conventional and IMRT treatment planning systems.

Therapy Remarketing Group:
http://www.therapyrg.com/
A reseller of previously owned radiation therapy equipment, including products ranging from “as is, where is” equipment to fully refurbished systems. They can also help you locate specific systems you need and provide you with accurate valuations for your old equipment.

Government Agencies

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services:
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/default.asp?fromhcfadotgov=true

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS):
http://www.os.dhhs.gov/
The United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.

National Cancer Institute:
http://www.cancer.gov/

National Institutes of Health:
http://www.nih.gov/
An agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that oversees medical and behavioral research.

National Library of Medicine:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi
Developed in conjunction with publishers of biomedical literature as a search tool for accessing literature citations and linking to full-text journals at web sites of participating publishers.

National Women’s Health Information Center (NWHIC):
http://www.4woman.gov
Provides a gateway to the vast array of Federal and other women’s health information resources.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration:
http://www.fda.gov/

Medical Schools

Harvard Medical School:
http://hms.harvard.edu/hms/home.asp

Mayo Clinic:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/index.cfm

Northwestern University Medical School:
http://www.medschool.northwestern.edu/

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center:
http://www.mdanderson.org/

UCLA Radiation Oncology:
http://www.radonc.ucla.edu/

Myeloma

The International Myeloma Foundation:
http://www.myeloma.org/
Provides support and information for people battling multiple myeloma – patients, families, friends, caregivers and the medical and scientific communities.

Non-profit Organizations and Information Sites

Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR):
http://www.acor.org/

American Cancer Society:
http://www.cancer.org

Blood & Marrow Transplant Newsletter:
http://www.bmtnews.org/
Provides publications and support services to bone marrow, peripheral blood stem cell, and cord blood transplant patients and survivors.

Cancer News:
http://www.cancernews.com/default2.asp
The latest news and information on cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

CancerCare:
http://www.cancercare.org
Provides free professional help to people with all cancers through counseling, education, information, referral and direct financial assistance.

CancerGuide:
http://www.cancerguide.org
Informative research site created by Steve Dunn, a fellow survivor.

Chemocare.com
http://www.chemocare.com
Scott Hamilton’s chemotherapy web site offers the latest cancer treatment information, including side effects, for cancer patients and their families, caregivers, and friends.

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO):
http://www.jcaho.org/

Meds Online Cancer Links:
http://www.meds.com/cancerlinks.html
Educates, supports, serves and advocates for families of children with cancer, survivors of childhood cancer and the professionals who care for them.

Medscape from WebMD:
http://www.medscape.com/px/urlinfo
Offers free, continuously updated continuing education activities for physicians and other health professionals.

MPIP:
http://www.mpip.org/
Provides the support and information to be a proactive participant in your treatment decisions.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN):
http://www.nccn.org/

OncoLink:
http://www.oncolink.upenn.edu/
Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania.

Texas Cancer Data Center (TCDC):
http://www.txcancer.org/
Provides free information on health professionals, health facilities, demographics and statistics, and community resources.

The Cancer Information Network:
http://www.cancerlinksusa.com/

The New England Journal of Medicine:
http://content.nejm.org/
A journal established in 1812 to inform the public of ongoing medical research.

Tirgan Oncology Associates:
http://www.tirgan.com
Website of M. Hossein Tirgan, MD, with extensive cancer information and resources. Also features a cancer chat room.

Women’s Cancer Network (WCN):
http://www.wcn.org/

World Health Organization:
http://www.who.int/

Ovarian Cancer

NOCC – National Ovarian Cancer Coalition:
http://www.ovarian.org

Pharmaceutical Companies

Eli Lilly and Company:
http://www.lilly.com

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK):
http://www.gsk.com/index.htm
Formerly GlaxoWellcome

Pfizer:
http://www.pfizer.com

Professional Associations and Organizations

MesotheliomaLawyerCenter.org
Tips and helpful information on how to find the best mesothelioma attorneys.

Association of Freestanding Radiation Oncology Centers (AFROC):
http://www.afroc.org/
A network of physicians, physicists, administrators, and allied health care professionals involved with freestanding centers that promotes the interests of freestanding radiation oncology centers.

The Southern Association of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (SATRO):
http://www.satro.org/
SATRO® provides a forum to exchange information and ideas specific to the business of radiation oncology.

American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO):
http://www.astro.org
Promotes excellence in patient care, providing opportunities for educational and professional development, promoting research and sharing research results and representing radiation oncology in a rapidly evolving socioeconomic healthcare environment.

AHRA (American Healthcare Radiology Administrators)
http://www.ahra.com/default.htm
A resource for leaders in imaging sciences and other healthcare disciplines.

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP):
http://www.aafp.org/

American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO):
http://www.acro.org

American Hospital Association (AHA):
http://www.aha.org

American Medical Association (AMA):
http://www.ama-assn.org

American Association of Medical Dosimetrists:
http://www.medicaldosimetry.org

American Association of Physicists in Medicine:
http://www.aapm.org

American Brachytherapy Society:
http://www.americanbrachytherapy.org

American College of Radiology:
http://www.acr.org

American Public Health Association (APHA):
http://www.apha.org

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO):
http://www.asco.org

American Society of Radiology Techs (ASRT):
http://www.asrt.org/

Association of American Medical Colleges:
http://www.aamc.org

Association of Community Cancer Centers:
http://www.accc-cancer.org
An education and advocacy organization for the oncology team.

Healthcare Billing & Management Association (HBMA):
http://www.hbma.org

Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA):
http://www.hfma.org

Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB):
http://www.mdcb.org

Medical Group Management Association (MGMA):
http://www.mgma.com

Oncology Nursing Society (ONS):
http://www.ons.org/
An organization of registered nurses and other healthcare professionals promoting excellence in oncology nursing and cancer care.

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA):
http://www.rsna.org

RBMA (Radiology Business Management Association)
http://rbma.org/
Provides managers with information, resources, education and networking to run a successful radiology business.

Society of Radiology Oncology Administrators (SROA):
http://www.sroa.org

Texas Association for Healthcare Financial Administration (TAHFA):
http://www.tahfa.org

Prostate Cancer

American Prostate Society:
http://www.ameripros.org/
An independent organization that provides free and timely information on the latest treatments for prostate cancer.

Us Too International, Inc.:
http://ustoo.com/
An independent network of support group chapters for men with prostate cancer and their families.

Virgil’s Prostate On-Line:
http://prostate-online.com/

Support Groups

Asbestos.com:

http://www.asbestos.com/

A resource for up-to-date information about asbestos exposure and mesothelioma and other cancers that are caused by asbestos exposure, including breast cancer, lung cancer, and prostate cancer.

Cancer Care, Inc.:

http://www.cancercare.org/

Provides free professional help to people with all cancers through counseling, education, information and referral and direct financial assistance.

Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation:

http://www.candlelighters.org

Mesothelioma Group:

http://www.mesotheliomagroup.com/prognosis/

Doctors base prognosis on factors like cancer stage, overall health, and mesothelioma type. Having more information about these factors can help a patient diagnosed with mesothelioma take steps to improve their prognosis.

National Coalition For Cancer Survivorship:

http://www.canceradvocacy.org/

An organization advocating quality cancer care, working on behalf of people with all types of cancer and their families.

National Lymphedema Network (NLN):

http://www.lymphnet.org/

Provides education and guidance to lymphedema patients, health care professionals and the general public through information on the prevention and management of primary and secondary lymphedema.

Oncochat:

http://www.oncochat.org/

Online peer support for cancer survivors, families and friends.

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