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World Cancer Day: charities need to set egos aside and collaborate

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 World Cancer Day: charities need to set egos aside and collaborate

For the global event Movember, Cancer Research UK, Breast Cancer Care and Antony Nolan are showing us the power of working together.

Anthony Nolan

In one sense, all we do is connect people. We connect one person, whose immune system needs a boost with another person, who is prepared to share a little of theirs. Matching patients with donors.

CLIC Sargent

CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. We provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. We are there from diagnosis onwards and aim to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer


CureSearch unites the world's largest childhood cancer research organization, the Children's Oncology Group, and the National Childhood Cancer Foundation through our mission to cure childhood cancer. Research is the key to the cure.

David Spence Cancer Foundation

To be part of eradicating cancer and providing support to alleviate the physical and emotional effects of the disease.


Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered...FORCE is a nonprofit organization for women with increased risk of cancer due to family history and genetic status, and for members of families in which a BRCA mutation may be present.

Gateway for Cancer Research

Gateway focuses on cancer research that can have an impact on cancer patients today as well as 10 years down the road. The type of research we fund bridges the gap between the laboratory and other larger studies, keeping cancer research progressing toward a cure.

Keep A Breast

Combining sculpture, philanthropy, and symbolic artistry, The Keep A Breast Foundation is a nonprofit breast cancer awareness organization unlike any other. Keep A Breast creates one-of-a-kind plaster forms of the female torso that are customized by fine artists and auctioned to raise consciousness and funding for breast cancer research and treatment.

Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust

Laura''s illness was one of only dozens of such cases ever reported in the whole world. Before the founding of The Laura Crane Trust in October 1996 there was no funding aimed specifically at research into cancers which affect this age group. Research undertaken from the funds we raise will ultimately bring increased understanding of cancer in this age group.

Lazarex Cancer Foundation

At Lazarex Cancer Foundation we improve the outcome of cancer care, giving hope, dignity and life to end stage cancer patients and the medically underserved by providing assistance with costs for FDA clinical trial participation, identification of clinical trial options, community outreach and education.

Lynne Cohen Foundation

The Lynne Cohen Foundation for Ovarian Cancer Research is an organization created in memory of a woman who dedicated her life to the well-being of others. Our mission is to continue her spirit of giving by supporting groundbreaking research to improve the survival rates for women with ovarian cancer.

Marie Curie

Employing more than 2,700 nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals, we expect to provide care to around 27,000 terminally ill patients in the community and in our hospices this year, along with support for their families.

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

The Cancer Project is a collaborative effort of physicians, researchers, and nutritionists who have joined together to educate individuals, families, and the public on the benefits of a healthy diet for cancer prevention and survival.

Prevent Cancer Foundation

The mission of the Prevent Cancer Foundation is cancer prevention and early detection through research, education and community outreach to all populations, including children and the underserved.

Project Purple

Project Purple is 501(c)(3) not for profit organization with a mission of raising awareness and funds towards a cure for pancreatic cancer. Our ultimate goal is to see a cure put us out of business in the next five years. Sadly the statistics are staggering.


SHARE has nationwide hotlines staffed by trained and knowledgeable volunteers who are cancer survivors. We also run support groups and educational programs for women with breast or ovarian cancer in the five boroughs of New York City.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

The mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our Founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.

Stand Up To Cancer

Working with the top experts in cancer research, Stand Up To Cancer is forging a new way to develop breakthroughs that will end cancer. We''re putting together the best and the brightest minds in cancer research '' those on the edge of accomplishment '' investing in their projects and taking the bureaucratic obstacles out of their way.

The Breast Cancer Deadline

Since 1991, the National Breast Cancer Coalition's trained advocates have lobbied at the national, state and local levels for public policies that impact breast cancer research, diagnosis and treatment. Our grassroots advocacy effort has hundreds of member organizations and tens of thousands of individual members working toward increased federal funding for breast cancer research.

The Kristen Ann Carr Fund

The Kristen Ann Carr Fund: 1.Seeks to provide funding for research and treatment of sarcoma, a little understood form of cancer. 2.Seeks to provide funding for the education of young physicians. 3.Seeks to improve the quality of cancer patient life.

World Cancer Research Fund

We are a leading cancer prevention charity. We fund global research into the links between diet, weight, physical activity and cancer. Our work empowers people to take action to lead healthier, happier, cancer-free lives.


ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis was founded by a group of women — led by Melodie Wilson — who realized that having breast cancer is about much more than biopsies, surgery and chemotherapy.

Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure

We are a not-for-profit organization with a for-profit mindset and a singular focus: to hasten the discovery of a cure for brain cancer. To date, Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure has awarded multiple grants to world-renowned brain cancer researchers and created novel partnerships and collaborations with medical/academia, industry and government.

American Brain Tumor Association

The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) is a not-for-profit, independent organization. Not affiliated with any one institution, we serve individuals globally and award funds to researchers throughout the United States and Canada.

American Breast Cancer Foundation

A national 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Our mission is to provide women and men in financial need, regardless of age or race, access to breast cancer early diagnosis, to assist patients and their families, and to support research.

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.


Athena Partners raises funds, in part, through the sale of Athena bottled water. Athena water is purified water with an important benefit: A full 100% of the net profits are devoted to funding innovative, early stage research.

Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network

Our mission is to raise awareness of bladder cancer among the general public and medical community; to advocate for allocation of additional governmental and private funds to research programs directed to the diagnosis, treatment and cure of bladder cancer.

Bowel Cancer UK

We’re the UK’s leading bowel cancer charity. We’re determined to save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer. Our vision is a future where nobody dies of the disease.

Brain & Spine Foundation

The Brain and Spine Foundation was set up in 1992 to develop research, education and information programmes aimed at improving the prevention, treatment and care of people affected by disorders of the brain and spine and to stimulate the greater allocation of resources across all neurological disorders

Breast Cancer Action

BCA carries the voices of people affected by breast cancer to inspire and compel the changes necessary to end the breast cancer epidemic.

Breast Cancer Alliance

The mission of the Breast Cancer Alliance is to fund innovative breast cancer research and to promote breast health through education and outreach. Breast cancer survivors, their friends and health-care professionals are fulfilling this mission.

Breast Cancer Charities of America

The Breast Cancer Charities of America (BCCA) is the only non-profit bringing the integrated cancer care message to the women of America. We bring together the different healthcare and allied healthcare disciplines, oncology, nursing, psychology, sociology, nutrition, exercise physiology, spirituality and more.

Breast Cancer Now

We’re Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s largest breast cancer research charity – and we're dedicated to funding research into this devastating disease.

Breast Cancer Prevention Partners

BCPP (formerly Breast Cancer Fund) is a science-based advocacy organization that works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation.

Breast Cancer Recovery

The Breast Cancer Recovery Foundation sponsors Infinite Boundaries wellness retreats for breast cancer survivors. We nurture, enhance and aid the emotional, spiritual and physical recovery for women diagnosed with breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Our mission is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and genetic research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health.

Breast Cancer Society of Canada

Our mandate is to fund vital Canadian research into improving the detection, prevention and treatment of breast cancer as well as to ultimately find a cure and create awareness through education.

British Lung Foundation

We focus our resources on providing support for people affected by lung disease today; and work in a variety of ways, including funding world-class research, to bring about positive change, to improve treatment, care and support for people affected by lung disease now and in the future.

Cancer Council

The Cancer Council's Daffodil Day is the largest merchandise based national fundraising event of its kind for cancer research, education, and patient support in the Southern Hemisphere.

Cancer Research Institute

The Cancer Research Institute is the world's only non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to the support and coordination of scientific and clinical efforts that will lead to the immunological treatment, control, and prevention of cancer.

Children's Brain Tumor Foundation

Our mission is to improve the treatment, quality of life and the long term outlook for children with brain and spinal cord tumors through research, support, education, and advocacy to families and survivors.

Children's Cause for Cancer Advocacy

The Children's Cause for Cancer Advocacy (CCCA) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that works as a national catalyst to stimulate drug discovery and development for childhood cancers, to expand resources for research and treatment, and to address the needs and concerns of survivors.

Colon Cancer Alliance

The Colon Cancer Alliance is a national patient advocacy organization dedicated to ending the suffering caused by colorectal cancer. In order to increase rates of screening and survivorship, CCA provides patient support, education, research and advocacy across North America.

Colorectal Cancer Canada

The Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada (CCAC) is Canada''s leading non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of patients and increasing awareness of the disease.

Corporate Angel Network

Corporate Angel Network is the only charitable organization in the USA whose sole mission is to ease the emotional stress, physical discomfort and financial burden of travel for cancer patients by arranging free flights to treatment centers, using the empty seats on corporate aircraft flying on routine business.

Denim Days

Since its first year and the initial dream of raising $1 million in a single day, Lee National Denim Day has raised more than $70 million for the fight against breast cancer. Through the Women''s Cancer Programs of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, Lee National Denim Day will support groundbreaking early detection and treatment research at leading cancer centers.

Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation

At the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, we believe that to eradicate breast cancer we need to begin where breast cancer begins''in the breast ducts. The Foundation is engaging in an extraordinary opportunity to focus research on the breast ducts and understand how the breast works.

Familial Ovarian Cancer Registry

The Gilda Radner Familial Ovarian Cancer Registry is pursuing research as to causes of familial ovarian cancer. Our goals are to identify new genes associated with familial ovarian cancer, thereby improving genetic and psychosocial counseling for individuals and families and to characterize lifestyle choices that reduce ovarian cancer risk in women.

Fight ColoRectal Cancer

We are the leading national colorectal cancer advocacy organization empowering survivors to raise their voices, training advocates around the country, and educating lawmakers and pushing them for better policies.

Framework Foundation

On 14th January 2012, Matthew Loddy began the challenge of his life as he set out from The Algarve to run over 2,600 miles back to London in just 100 days. Please help us maximise the opportunity for our chosen charities.

Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation

Our Promise: 100% of the net proceeds will remain in our local community to help breast cancer patients and their families cope with this disease.

Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Founded in 1997, the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing pancreatic cancer research, and providing information, resources and support to pancreatic cancer patients and their families.

Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition

We are a not-for-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the ultimate eradication of breast cancer through education and awareness. Our mission is to focus on prevention methods while actively helping those who are faced with a positive diagnosis.

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation

We are dedicated to the advancement of research of inflammatory breast cancer, leading to finding its causes and increasing the effectiveness of its treatment. Increasing awareness of IBC symptoms, leading to earlier and better clinical methods of detection and diagnosis is the other principal activity to which we are dedicated.

International Myeloma Foundation

The IMF is dedicated to improving the quality of life of myeloma patients while working toward prevention and a cure.

Israel Cancer Research Fund

ICRF was founded in 1975 by a group of American and Canadian researchers, oncologists, and lay people determined to harness Israel's educational and scientific resources in the fight against cancer.

Kidney Cancer Association

We are a charitable organization made up of patients, family members, physicians, researchers, and other health professionals globally. We fund, promote, and collaborate with the National Cancer Institute, American Society for Clinical Oncology, American Urological Association, and other institutions on research projects.

Leukaemia CARE

Leukaemia CARE exists to provide vital care and support to all those whose lives are affected by leukaemia, lymphoma and the allied blood disorders. Our work extends to the welfare of families and carers, as well as that of patients themselves.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Foundation

We are extremely grateful to our many generous donors and sponsors who made it possible for us to invest more than $550 million in research specifically targeting leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma since its founding in 1949.


We improve the lives of people affected by cancer, now. At LIVESTRONG, we fight for the more than 32.6 million people around the world affected by cancer now. We provide direct services, we connect people and communities with the services they need, and we call for state, national and world leaders to help fight this disease. This is LIVESTRONG.


Named one of Charity Navigator's top-ten fastest growing charities, LUNGevity is the premier grant-making nonprofit organization funding lung cancer research and providing support to the lung cancer community.

Lymphoma Research Foundation

The Lymphoma Research Foundation is the nation's largest lymphoma-focused voluntary health organization devoted exclusively to funding lymphoma research and providing patients and health care professionals with critical information on the disease.

Melanoma Education Foundation

The Melanoma Education Foundation is a non-profit organization devoted to saving lives from melanoma, a common skin cancer that is often deadly unless detected early before there are any symptoms.

Melanoma International Foundation

The mission of the Melanoma International Foundation is to ease the burden and bring hope to the journey of melanoma through patient support, early detection education and advocacy. We provide hope and guidance to melanoma patients and families by empowering them with correct up-to-date information.

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation

The work of the Foundation is funded by meso patients and their families who have invested generously in the search for a cure, as well as law firms, drug companies, and companies formerly involved with asbestos, all of whom have joined in the common mission of curing the disease.

Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer

Our mission at MSDBC is to provide support to mothers of daughters with breast cancer, providing the optimum support mothers need to help them, in turn, support their daughters, so they can jointly cope with the effects breast cancer has on them as women.

Mouth Cancer Foundation

The relief of sickness and the promotion and protection of good health among those suffering or at risk of Mouth, Throat and other Head & Neck Cancer by the collation and dissemination of relevant information among the public generally and by the provision of support to patients, carers and health professionals.

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

The mission of the MMRF is to urgently and aggressively fund research that will lead to the development of new treatments for multiple myeloma. As the world's number-one funder of multiple myeloma research, the MMRF has raised more than $85 million to fund 70 laboratories worldwide.

National Brain Tumor Society

We are dedicated to promoting a cure for brain tumors, improving the quality of life and giving hope to the brain tumor community by funding meaningful research and providing patient resources, timely information and education.

National Breast Cancer Foundation

The National Breast Cancer Foundation appreciates your gifts to continue our ongoing educational programs and funding for free mammograms to women who cannot afford them. It is our mission to provide them with help for today''hope for tomorrow.

National Cervical Cancer Coalition

The National Cervical Cancer Coalition founded in 1996, is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to serving women with, or at risk for, cervical cancer and HPV disease.

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

To raise awareness and promote education about ovarian cancer. The Coalition is committed to improving the survival rate and quality of life for women with ovarian cancer.

NET Patient Foundation

A state of the art website providing not only information but also a moderated patient forum so that patients can ''talk'' to each other. One of the problems facing NETs patients is a feeling of isolation. Unlike, say breast cancer patients, a NET patient might not find many others in his or her immediate area going through the same experience.

NET Research Foundation

The mission of the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation is to fund research to discover cures and more effective treatments for neuroendocrine cancers. To achieve rapid discovery of cures, the NET Research Foundation directs its donations to fund breakthrough scientific research of neuroendocrine cancers.

Noreen Fraser Foundation

Noreen Fraser is a stage IV breast cancer survivor. She launched the foundation to find cures for all women's cancers.

NorthWest Sarcoma Foundation

The NW Sarcoma Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to providing education and support to patients and families who are living with this specific cancer. Additionally, we will create and actively participate in the direction of a national alliance with other sarcoma foundations and affiliated groups guiding a coalition among private and public concerns furthering research for a cure of sarcomas.


Orchid exists to save men's lives from testicular, prostate and penile cancers through pioneering research and promoting awareness.

Ovarian Cancer Canada

Our groundbreaking programs, our support of scientific research and our nationwide awareness campaigns have changed the face of the disease, turning it from a "whisper" to a "roar".

Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance

Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance is the largest global charity funding ovarian cancer research. In the U.S., OCRA is the largest non-government funder of ovarian cancer research.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is the only national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure. The organization raises money for direct private funding of research''and advocates for more aggressive federal research funding of medical breakthroughs.

Pancreatic Cancer UK

Pancreatic Cancer UK is committed to fighting pancreatic cancer through research, awareness, information and support and other projects of benefit to pancreatic cancer patients. The charity aims to raise awareness of cancer of the pancreas to aid earlier diagnosis and to stimulate and enable more research into better detection and treatment.

Prostate Cancer Canada

The Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of Canada is the leading national organization devoted solely to eliminating the threat of prostate cancer. Our mission is to raise funds for research into the prevention, treatment and cure of prostate cancer by engaging Canadians through awareness, education and advocacy.

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) is the national body for prostate cancer in Australia. The PCFA plays a vital role in the fight against prostate cancer and devotes all of it resources towards reducing the impact of prostate cancer on the community.

Prostate Cancer UK

As a medical research charity, we aim to encourage, support and carry out research into the causes, prevention and treatment of prostate cancer and also research the impact of living with the disease.

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

Since being founded, the Foundation has raised more than ''12million for research into the early detection of lung cancer. The vast majority of this money has come from you, the public.

Sarcoma Foundation of America

The Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA) advocates for increased research to find new and better therapies for treating patients with sarcoma. The SFA raises its own funds to provide research grants to sarcoma researchers.

Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation

Our goal is to increase early detection of testicular cancer. We seek to ensure that young men are aware of the disease and have the information they need to conduct regular self-examinations, recognize possible warning signs, and seek medical help without embarrassment or fear of stigmatization.

Skin Cancer Foundation

The Skin Cancer Foundation has set the standard for educating the public and the medical profession about skin cancer, its prevention by means of sun protection, and the need for early detection and prompt, effective treatment. It is the only international organization devoted solely to combating the world's most common cancer, now occurring at epidemic levels.

Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer

SPOHNC, is a patient-directed, self-help organization dedicated to meeting the needs of oral and head and neck cancer patients. SPOHNC, founded in 1991 by an oral cancer survivor, addresses the broad emotional, physical and humanistic needs of this population.

Testicular Cancer Foundation

Testicular Cancer Foundation provides education and support to young adult males to raise awareness about testicular cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer among males ages 15 – 34.

The Angiogenesis Foundation

Our ultimate goal is to eradicate angiogenesis-dependent diseases as a major cause of death and suffering. This will be achieved by: harnessing available knowledge to advance angiogenesis-based therapies, helping patients gain access to the safest and most effective treatments, and by applying the principles of angiogenesis for disease prevention.

The Brain Tumour Charity

The Brain Tumour Charity is the UK’s largest dedicated brain tumour charity, committed to fighting brain tumours on all fronts. We fund scientific and clinical research into brain tumours and offer support and information to those affected, whilst raising awareness and influencing policy.

The Chemotherapy Foundation

A non-profit organization, the Foundation supports selected laboratory and clinical research projects at major New York metropolitan medical centers, symposia for the profession, and publishes a series of free informative booklets for the profession and the public.

The Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation

Our mission is to raise funds for scientific research and heighten public awareness of this most devastating disease and to improve prognosis and quality of life for those that are affected.

The National Pancreas Foundation

NPF raises and manages a charitable foundation from which grants are made directly to researchers seeking to resolve the challenging medical problems of pancreatic diseases. A support network is being developed for individuals suffering the isolating and debilitating conditions associated with pancreatic disease.

The Oral Cancer Foundation

The Oral Cancer Foundation is a national public service, non-profit entity designed to reduce suffering and save lives through prevention, education, research, advocacy, and support activities.

Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association

We are dedicated to support, education, and communication for thyroid cancer survivors, their families and friends. We also sponsor Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, year-round awareness activities, and thyroid cancer research fundraising and research grants.

Thyroid Foundation of Canada

TFC's national awareness programs are aimed at improving the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disease. These programs are only possible through donations from concerned individuals. Please help us continue our work by making a donation to support TFC's education and awareness programs.

Voices Against Brain Cancer

Our mission is to find a cure for brain cancer by advancing scientific research, increasing awareness within the medical community and supporting patients and families afflicted with this devastating disease.


Our primary purpose is to provide practical and educational information and support by way of the Internet to laryngectomees and to all persons diagnosed with or treated for cancer that affects the larynx or those who have suffered damage to the vocal cords.

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