Choosing a Treatment Center
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National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Contact: (800) 422-6237
Population served: Anyone in the United States interested in cancer treatment center information
NCI, a component of the National Institutes of Health, is the federal government's principal agency for cancer research and training.
- Offers a call center
- Designates comprehensive cancer centers and cancer centers in the United States for their scientific excellence and extensive resources focused on cancer and cancer-related problems
Find a Health Center
Contact: (888) 275-4772
Population served: Anyone with or without health insurance coverage seeking non-emergent medical care in the United States
Find a Health Center is a service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Service Administration. It provides listings of health clinics that offer general medical services. Patients pay what they can afford based on income. Each center provides different services, which may include:
- Check-ups for adults and children, including treatment and immunizations
- Dental care and prescription drugs
- Mental health and substance abuse care
American Society of Hematology (ASH)
Contact: (202) 776-0544
Population served: Anyone searching for a hematologist in the United States
ASH works to further the understanding, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders affecting the blood, bone marrow and the immunologic, hemostatic and vascular systems by promoting research, clinical care, education, training and advocacy in hematology.
- Links to Find a Hematologist where patients can search for a hematologist in their area
- Links to disease information resources including news about different diseases and links to other organizations that provide services to patients and information about hematologists
Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC)
Contact: (301) 770-1949
Population served: Patients with cancer in the United States
ACCC is an education and advocacy organization that promotes quality cancer care for patients and communities.
- Provides a search engine to find a cancer treatment center
- Provides patient and caregiver resources including patient advocacy groups, pharmaceutical reimbursement hotline numbers and organizations providing financial and travel aid
Patient Resource Publishing
Contact: (816) 333-3595, ext. 26
Population served: People diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers in the United States
Patient Resource Publishing produces a free resource guide of which the objective is to empower the community in the fight against cancer and prepare newly diagnosed and newly restaged cancer patients in becoming their own advocates.
This guide, which may be ordered via telephone or through the website, provides:
- Patient-focused information regarding cancer treatment facilities
- Detailed sections about treatment options and clinical trials
- List of organizations that are resources for cancer-specific information