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Ovarian Cancer Resource List

Ovarian Cancer-Related Organizations*

Updated: Wednesday, July 04, 2012 09:18:55 AM

American Cancer Society     800/ACS-2345
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. ACS materials include pamphlets, booklets, brochures, bookmarks and shower cards providing general information on pap tests, and other cancer related materials. The ACS has materials in Spanish and Chinese.
1599 Clifton Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30329-4251
http://www.cancer.org

Cancer Care, Inc.     800/813-4673
Cancer Care, Inc. is a national nonprofit agency dedicated to providing emotional support, information, referral, and practical assistance to people with cancer and their loved ones, at no charge. Cancer Care has helped over a million people nationwide through its toll-free Counseling Line, its teleconference programs, its office-based services, and via the Internet. In 1944, Cancer Care was founded on the principle that "living doesn't end when cancer begins." 1180 Avenue of the Americas, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10036
http://www.cancercare.org
email: info@cancercare.org

CONVERSATIONS! The International Newsletter for Those Fighting Ovarian Cancer.
210/401-1604
A monthly newsletter started by an ovarian cancer survivor, which reports on treatment options, clinical trials, coping skills, and early detection strategies, Conversations offers humor and an upbeat tone. A networking service to match women in similar circumstances is available.
P.O. Box 7948, Amarillo, TX 79114-7948
http://www.ovarian-news.org
email: conversations@ovarian-news.org

National Ovarian Cancer Association (formally the Corrine Boyer Fund )    416/971-9800
The National Ovarian Cancer Association was established in 1996, as Corinne Boyer Fund, to address the neglect surrounding the "disease that whispers", ovarian cancer. NOCA is dedicated to overcoming ovarian cancer, providing leadership by supporting women and their families living with the disease, raising awareness in the general public and with health care professionals, funding research to develop reliable early detection techniques, improved treatments and ultimately, a cure.
The Corinne Boyer Fund was founded by Patrick Boyer in memory of his wife Corrine.
620 University Avenue, Toronto, Canada M5G 2L7
http://www.ovariancanada.org
email: noca@cancercare.on.ca

Gilda Radner Ovarian Cancer Familial Registry     800/OVARIAN
The registry tracks families with a history of ovarian cancer, and offers a help line, education, information and peer support for women with high risk (family history) of ovarian cancer.
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263
http://www.ovariancancer.com

Gilda's Club     212/647-9700
The mission of Gilda's Club is to provide a place where people living with cancer, their families and friends can join others to build social and emotional support as a supplement to medical care. In addition to the flagship facility in New York, there are Clubs in other cities across the country.
195 West Houston Street, New York, NY
http://www.gildasclub.org

Foundation for Women's Cancer (formally the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF)     800/444-4441
FWC/GCF is a not-for-profit fund-raising organization established by the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) to support ovarian cancer research, training of cancer specialists in laboratory research, and a variety of programs for patient education and public awareness of gynecologic cancers. Calls will enable an individual to obtain a list of nearby specialists in gynecologic oncology, a nation-wide directory of all SGO members, and informational literature. The FWC/GCF also sponsors an interactive internet site called the Women's Cancer Network (http://www.wcn.org). It offers understandable medical information about gynecologic cancers, treatment options, and experimental therapeutic programs. By answering specific questions a woman will be told her risk for developing specific cancers such as gynecologic, breast and colon cancers, and how to change those risks.
230 W. Monroe Suite 2528 , Chicago, IL 60606
info@foundationforwomenscancer.org

National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Information Service     800/4CANCER
A national central clearing-house, the NCI Information Services is a practical first stop for those first diagnosed with cancer. Trained personnel provide medical information by telephone related to specific cancers, treatments, and coping strategies. Printed materials include "What You Need To Know about Ovarian Cancer," lists of cancer centers and clinical trial information.
http://cancernet.nci.nih.gov http://www.nci.nih.gov

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC)     888/OVARIAN
NOCC is a national membership organization with state chapters. Its informational packet contains information about a wide range of ovarian cancer issues and resources. NOCC promotes awareness and education for the general public and medical community and funding for research to find an early detection mechanism.
2335 East Atlantic Boulevard, Suite 401, Pompano Beach, FL 33062
http://www.ovarian.org

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance     202-331-1332 or 866-399-6262 (Toll Free)
This national umbrella organization works to increase public and professional understanding of ovarian cancer, and to advocate for more effective diagnostics, treatments, and cure. Members include survivors and family members, local and national organizations, and health care providers. Materials include awareness information and national policy issue papers. The Alliance sponsors an annual Advocacy Conference.
901 E Street NW, Suite 405,  Washington, D.C. 20004
http://www.ovariancancer.org
email: ocna@ovariancancer.org

Ovarian Problems List
This email distribution list provides survivors, families and others an opportunity to exchange information and support on a daily basis. The list is not monitored for medical accuracy. The easiest way to subscribe is to go to  http://listserv.acor.org/archives/ovarian.html   OR you can subscribe by e-mailing listserv@listserv.acor.org . In subject area, leave blank or type a dash. In message area, type "Subscribe ovarian" and your first name and last name. For example, if your name is Jane Smith you would type: Subscribe ovarian Jane Smith

SHARE: Self-help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer     212/719-1204
SHARE is a not-for-profit organization providing information hotlines for breast and ovarian cancer in English and Spanish; peer led support groups; wellness, education and advocacy programs. SHARE contributes to awareness regarding research, prevention and early detection.
1501 Broadway, Suite 1720, New York, NY 10036
http://www.sharecancersupport.org

Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO)     312/644-6610
The SGO is a professional organization of specialists trained in obstetrics and gynecology who subsequently took formal training (surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy) to become qualified to participate in all effective forms of treatment of women with gynecologic cancers. Affiliate members of the SGO are specialists in radiation therapy, medical oncology or pathology who have particular interests and skills in gynecologic cancer care.
401 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
http://www.sgo.org

The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, Inc. (OCRF)     800/873-9569
OCRF is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing and supporting laboratory and clinical research that promotes the development of new therapies and techniques for early detection, screening, and treatment of ovarian cancer. As OCRF strives to find a cure, it also provides educational outreach programs and public awareness projects, including videos about ovarian cancer and resource materials.
One Pennsylvania Plaza, Suite 4800, New York, NY 10019
email: jlb@mwbhlny.com

The Sandra G. Davis Ovarian Cancer Research Program     713/792-2765
The Sandra G. Davis Ovarian Cancer Research Program at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas was established in 1996 to develop effective screening methods and a cure for ovarian cancer through innovative research into causes, prevention, detection and treatment. The Program is a multidisciplinary integration of patient care and research initiatives. The program is comprised of three parts; clinical care, community relations, and research. For more information contact Raana Burnazian, Community Relations Coordinator.
1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030

U.S. Public Health Service's Office of Women's Health     202/690-7650
This office provides national leadership in advancing women's health through public policy, research, service delivery, and education. It develops, simulates, and coordinates women's health research, health care services, and public and health professional education and training across the agencies of the Department of Health and Human Services. Programs include eighteen Centers of Excellence in Women's Health, which serve as models of integrated and comprehensive women's health research and clinical services, including regular screening for breast, ovarian, and cervical cancers.
200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 730B, Washington, DC 20201
http://www.womenshealth.gov/

*This list compiled by CONVERSATIONS! The International  Newsletter for Those Fighting Ovarian Cancer, as a service to inform the public of available resources. The accuracy and reliability of the information which they offer is the responsibility of each of the organizations listed. Approval is not required by CONVERSATIONS! for duplication purposes.



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