Online Resources for
EDUCATION AND INFORMATION REGARDING PROSTATE CANCER
If you’re looking for more information about prostate cancer, you can contact the following organizations. They’ll also be able to help you connect with the local support groups in your area, should you be interested in joining one. Please note that the information provided by these organizations is not meant to replace your doctor’s medical advice.
American Association for Cancer Research
www.aacr.org or (866) 423-3965
The American Association for Cancer Research provides research grants, publishes several prestigious medical journals, and has an active patient education program.
American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org or (800) 227-2345
Fact sheets prepared by the American Cancer Society (ACS) provide a starting point for dealing with family members and other issues that may arise after a prostate cancer diagnosis. The site also includes information about the ACS and statistics about prostate cancer incidence rates.
American Urological Association Foundation
www.urologyhealth.org or (800) 828-7866
This organization is dedicated to the prevention and cure of urologic diseases, such as prostate cancer, through research, education, and public awareness. The site includes research facts, educational material, and advocacy information.
Cancer Information Service of the National Cancer Institute
or (800) 4-CANCER
This is the most useful gateway for information from the National Cancer Institute. From here, you can access a portion of the contents of PDQ®—the Physician Data Query database—which provides detailed information about specific cancers written for both medical professionals and patients.
Department of Defense Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR)
www.cpdr.org or (240) 453-8900
The CPDR is a prostate cancer research program funded by the US Army that conducts nationwide research at US Army, Navy, and Air Force hospitals. The website explains the
program and provides education and research updates.
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
www.canceradvocacy.org or (301) 650-9127
The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship is a grassroots network of individuals and organizations working on behalf of people with all types of cancer.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network
www.nccn.com or (215) 690-0300
Dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of cancer care, this not-for-profit organization is made up of 21 of the world’s leading cancer centers. The network develops treatment guidelines, including the NCCN National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN) Guidelines for Patients: Prostate Cancer, which you can download here.
Patient Advocates for Advanced Cancer Treatments (PAACT)
www.paactusa.org or (616) 453-1477
PAACT offers the latest news releases regarding prostate cancer and new treatment options. You will also find a list of pertinent links for additional information sources.
Prostate Conditions Education Council (PCEC)
www.prostateconditions.org or (866) 477-6788
The PCEC is a leading provider of information about prostate health issues. In addition to providing a wide range of information about prostate cancer and related health topics, the PCEC website provides a prostate cancer screening center locator, allowing you to find a screening center close to you.
Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network
www.ustoo.org or (800) 80-US-TOO
Us TOO helps survivors of prostate cancer and prostate disease and their families. This organization offers fellowship, shared counseling, and discussion sessions in both formal and informal settings that foster a positive mental outlook.