Resources

American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org
Offer patient services and information on cancer research, prevention, detection, treatment and advocacy.

Believe in Tomorrow National Children’s Foundation
www.believeintomorrow.org
Non-profit organization that provides programs that help to ease pain, reduce loneliness and bring joy to children throughout their treatment process.

Camp Sunshine
www.campsunshine.org
The Camp Sunshine Program offers a week-long retreat at a lakefront property in Maine for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

CancerCare
www.cancercare.org
A national non-profit organization that provides free support services to anyone affected by cancer. Services include counseling, education, financial assistance, and practical help.

Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
www.candlelighters.org
Founded in 1970 by parents of children with cancer, this foundation provides support, education, and advocacy for children/adolescents with cancer, cancer survivors, and their families.

Chemotherapy Foundation Symposium
The Chemotherapy Foundation Symposium is a continuing medical education program for oncologists, hematologists and other cancer care providers.
Chemotherapy Foundation Symposium

Childhood Leukemia Foundation
www.clf4kids.com
Non-profit organization which offers services to provide emotional, financial, social, educational, and recovery support to children with cancer and their families.

Children’s Oncology Group
www.childrensoncologygroup.org
Clinical trials cooperative group devoted exclusively to research and treatment of childhood and adolescent cancer.

CureSearch
www.curesearch.org
CureSearch unites the world's largest childhood cancer research organization, the Children's Oncology Group, and the National Childhood Cancer Foundation through their shared mission to cure childhood cancer. An excellent educational resource for parents, families, and children with cancer.

Foundation for the Accreditation of the Cellular Therapy
www.factwebsite.org
FACT establishes standards for high quality medical and laboratory practice in cellular therapies. FACT is a non-profit corporation co-founded by the International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT) and the American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT) for the purposes of voluntary inspection and accreditation in the field of cellular therapy. The major objective of FACT is to promote high quality patient care and laboratory performance in the belief that a valid accreditation must assess both clinical and laboratory aspects.

Gilda’s Club New York City
www.gildasclubnyc.org
Gilda's Club New York City provides support and networking groups, lectures, workshops and social events for people of all ages with cancer and their family members.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
www.lls.org
Largest organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services.

National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP)
www.marrow.org
Facilitates life-saving blood stem cell transplants for patients who do not have a donor in their family. Manages the world’s largest registry of volunteer stem cell donors and cord blood units.

National Cancer Institute
www.cancer.gov
The NCI is the federal government’s principal agency for cancer research and training.

Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium
www.pbmtc.org
The Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium (PBMTC) is comprised of a voluntary group of clinicians and scientists engaged in the area of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. The purpose of the PBMTC is to engage in scientific and educational activities related to the use of hematopoietic stem cells in the treatment of diseases of children and adolescents.

The SAMFund
www.thesamfund.org
The SAMFund is a unique non-profit organization created to assist young adult survivors of cancer with a successful transition into their post-treatment life, by providing financial support through the distribution of grants and scholarships.

SuperSibs
www.supersibs.org
SuperSibs is an organization whose mission is to support, and honor and recognize brothers & sisters of children with cancer.

**Please note that this list is not all-inclusive. There are countless resources available for children with cancer and their families. Please ask a member of the Heme/Onc team for additional resources specific to your child’s illness.


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