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National Cancer Institute (NCI)
The NCI provides information on cancer to the public at no charge. Call 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237) to speak with an information specialist about cancer-related questions. The website provides information on current research, including clinical trials located both within and outside NCI, for a variety of cancer sites. It is an excellent resource for patients who wish to find out whether there are clinical trials available that are testing new drugs for a particular type of cancer.
American Cancer Society (ACS)
The ACS is a nationwide community-based voluntary health organization. Its website and the ACS free phone line (1-800-227-2345) provide information on cancer treatment, early detection, and prevention, as well as cancer statistics and information on a variety of services available to cancer patients and their families.
This website is from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), an organization of physicians and other professionals involved in the care of people with cancer. This site provides information on more than 50 different types of cancer. It includes information about symptoms, treatments and side effects, clinical trials, coping, risk factors and prevention. Additional resources include live chats, message boards, a drug database, medical dictionary, and links to patient support organizations.
The Chordoma Foundation
This is a nonprofit organization started by a mother and her son after he was diagnosed with chordoma in 2006. The foundation’s mission is to improve the lives of chordoma patients by stimulating research to develop effective treatments and eventually a cure for chordoma. The foundation fosters a coordinated international research effort to find a cure while improving the diagnosis, treatment and quality of life for people affected by chordoma. In addition to initiating and supporting research and research collaborations, the foundation provides support and guidance for a growing community of patients/care givers who are seeking treatment options and medical care.
The Chordoma Support Group
This is an online international support group started in 2001 and run by volunteers who have experienced chordoma in their lives. The vision of the Chordoma Support Group is to engage patients to assist and support each other through active communication. The hope is that through communication, members will be able to overcome the isolation and emotional and practical issues that are often experienced by patients and first-line caregivers after the diagnosis of chordoma. Currently the group includes over 150 active members in more than 30 countries.