The Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation (AA-MDS) is the world’s leading nonprofit health organization dedicated to supporting patients and families living with aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), and related bone marrow failure diseases. The Foundation provides answers, support, and hope to thousands of patients and their families around the world.
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CanCare, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides one-on-one, personal support to cancer patients and their loved ones by matching them with a survivor or caregiver of the same type of cancer they are experiencing. CanCare’s services are confidential and provided without charge.
The Conference Forum is a life science industry research firm that develops conferences primarily around how to get therapeutics to patients faster. We examine and challenge the complex ecosystem of drug development and delivery, bringing good ideas together from a variety of sources to help advance clinical research with common goals that are patient-focused.
The Conference Forum presents strategic level conferences, both public and private, as well as developing focus groups and advisory boards for professionals in the life science and healthcare industries. We currently offer conferences for pharma/biotech professionals including R&D leaders, CEOs, business development/licensing, medical affairs/safety, chief patient officers/advocates, clinical innovation champions, investors and drug delivery specialists. We are committed to creating the best content, exchange of ideas and solutions among peers, as well as providing high quality networking.
The CrowdCare Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded by myeloma patients who are dedicated to driving cures for multiple myeloma through collaboration between patient, their families, doctors and researchers. We know how overwhelming a diagnosis can be both physically and emotionally and support patients at each step of their multiple myeloma journey – from diagnosis, through care and on to a cure.
We focus on research because the link between research spending and improved survival is clear. Survival rates have dramatically improved for colorectal, breast, and prostate cancers over the last several decades in step with the exponential growth in their research spending. Our goal is to accelerate progress for lung cancer in the same way, in order to dramatically improve on the current 17% five-year survival rate.
To date, LUNGevity has funded 110 research projects at 57 institutions in 23 states. LUNGevity research investments focus on early detection, because survival rates rise when lung cancer is detected while still localized. We also focus on more effective treatment approaches—getting the right treatment to the right patient at the right time to help people with lung cancer live longer and better.
Our projects are translational, moving basic research from the lab to patient treatment. We fund the projects most likely to have the greatest benefit for patients in the near term. Thanks to our Scientific Advisory Board—a group that includes leaders in early detection, genomics, proteomics, immunotherapy, biostatistics, and thoracic surgery—research project applications are rigorously reviewed in a robust, transparent process and then funded projects are carefully monitored. Through ongoing work with researchers across the various institutions, LUNGevity maximizes the progress and impact of ongoing studies.
LUNGevity also provides a community of empowerment, support, and hope for everyone affected by lung cancer through our extensive educational resources, online peer-to-peer support, and in-person survivorship programs, as well as more than 80 grassroots awareness and fundraising events held from coast to coast each year.
The mission of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.
We shall be the premier cancer center in the world, based on the excellence of our people, our research-driven patient care and our science. We are Making Cancer History.
Moffitt Cancer Center has made a lasting commitment to the prevention and cure of cancer, working tirelessly in the areas of patient care, research and education to advance one step further in fighting this disease.
The MPN Research Foundation has a single goal: to stimulate original research in pursuit of new treatments — and eventually a cure — for polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia and myelofibrosis, known collectively as myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN).
MPN Cancer Connection (MPN-CC) was founded to serve patients, care partners, physicians, and your healthcare team. They help empower patients to be proactive and to be your own health advocate by asking questions from your healthcare team.
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) is a cancer treatment center that unites doctors from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine, and Seattle Children’s. Our goal, every day, is to turn cancer patients into cancer survivors. Our purpose is to lead the world in the prevention and treatment of cancer.
SCCA patients may be seen at the SCCA outpatient clinic on Lake Union, UW Medical Center, EvergreenHealth, and Northwest Hospital. Pediatric patients may be seen at the SCCA outpatient clinic and Seattle Children’s. If overnight hospital stays are necessary, adult patients go to UWMC and pediatric patients go to Seattle Children’s.
Sisters4Prevention‘s mission is to support research efforts to achieve the primary prevention of breast and ovarian cancers. The focus of our lobby efforts is to obtain federal funding for a “Women’s Health Initiative” to facilitate clinical trials for the primary immune prevention of breast and ovarian cancer in otherwise healthy, cancer-free women.