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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting public health activities in the United States. CDC's Mission is to collaborate to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats. CDC is composed of the Office of the Director, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Center for Global Health, and five Offices, including Public Health Preparedness and Response; State and Local Support; Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services; Noncommunicable Diseases, Injury and Environmental Health; and Infectious Diseases. CDC employs more than 15,000 employees in more than 50 countries and in 168 occupational categories.

Review Date: February 27, 2013

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Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a leader in nationwide efforts to ease the burden of cancer. Through the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC), CDC works with national cancer organizations, state health agencies, and other key groups to develop, implement, and promote effective strategies for preventing and controlling cancer. CDC provides funding and assistance to help states, tribes/tribal organizations, and territories collect data on cancer incidence and deaths, cancer risk factors, and the use of cancer screening tests. Public health professionals use the data to identify and track cancer trends, strengthen cancer prevention and control activities, and prioritize the use of resources. CDC develops communication campaigns and materials designed to teach health professionals, policy makers, the media, and the public about cancer prevention and control.

Review Date: July 13, 2011

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American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society (ACS) was originally established as the American Society for the Control of Cancer in 1913, and became the ACS in 1945. ACS is the voluntary organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. It conducts and supports programs of research, education, and service to the cancer patient. The Society's immediate goal of saving more lives is served through educating the public about prevention and early detection of cancer, the importance of prompt treatment, and the possibilities of cure, through educating the medical profession to the latest advances in diagnosis and treatment of cancer, and through direct service to the cancer patient and the patient's family. Public education activities include a toll-free cancer information services publication of a variety of pamphlets, educational programs conducted in schools and communities, and presentation of materials in the mass media. The Society has a comprehensive professional education program designed to motivate physicians, dentists, and nurses to use the best cancer management techniques. The Society conducts service and rehabilitation programs for cancer patients and their families. ACS supports cancer research through several types of research grants and disseminates the research results. ACS has 17 divisions as well as over 3400 local units.

Review Date: June 25, 2009

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NIH National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is one of 11 agencies that compose the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The NCI is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training. It coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.

Review Date: August 03, 2011

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Prostate Cancer Foundation

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is a primary source for new standard-of-care and research information. PCF connects patients, care providers and scientists to critical updates, the latest developments, best practices and news from the treatment pipeline. Many important discoveries in the fight against prostate cancer since 1993 resulted from PCF funding or coordination—including the development of new medications, gene therapy approaches and the development of vaccines that may soon work with the body’s immune system to kill prostate cancer cells.

Review Date: November 10, 2011

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Prostate Cancer Research Institute

The Prostate Cancer Research Institute's mission is to improve the quality of men's lives by supporting research and disseminating information that educates and empowers patients, families and the medical community.

Review Date: September 29, 2010

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The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative (CARES)

The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative (CARES) was founded in 1999 as a partnership between Scott Hamilton, Olympic ice-skating champion and cancer survivor, and the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute where he was treated. CARES was created to promote cancer awareness while raising significant funds for cancer research. Key components of CARES include 4th Angel Mentoring Program – designed to match newly diagnosed patients with trained volunteers who are also cancer survivors and to match a caregiver of a cancer survivor to a current caregiver of a cancer patient; Chemocare.com – a unique website designed to help patients better understand the chemotherapy experience; Research Funding and Annual Ice show and Gala – the primary fundraising event for CARES.

Review Date: August 23, 2011

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The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation

The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation's mission is to raise awareness of testicular cancer and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment. SKTCF is the only national testicular cancer organization focusing exclusively on the importance of and need for awareness, early diagnosis, and treatment. The foundation has successfully positioned itself as the primary resource and destination for TC awareness information. The SKTCF seeks an environment: Where conversations about TC are open and without embarrassment or stigmatization; where health providers routinely perform testicular exams; where information is easily accessible to everyone; where diagnosis and treatment are addressed when the disease is in its earliest stages; where no man needs to die from this disease.

Review Date: March 08, 2013

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Urology Care Foundation

The Urology Care Foundation is committed to promoting urology research and education. We work with researchers, healthcare professionals, patients and caregivers to improve patients' lives. The Urology Care Foundation is the official foundation of the American Urological Association (AUA)—an organization of roughly 19,000 urologists and was formerly known as the AUA Foundation.

Review Date: February 26, 2013

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ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer

ZERO — The Project to End Prostate Cancer is committed to not only reduce prostate cancer or alleviate the pain from the disease but to end it. ZERO sees a future where all men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer will be cured or manage their illness with good quality of life, with the support they need to minimize physical and emotional suffering and to cope effectively throughout their cancer journeys.To accomplish this goal, they increase research funds from the federal government to find new treatments and fund local grants to end prostate cancer through their national event series, the Great Prostate Cancer Challenge. ZERO conducts free testing through the Drive Against Prostate Cancer mobile testing program and educates patients, families and those at-risk.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

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