National Organizations

American Cancer Society (ACS)
ACS is a 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. Read breast cancer information from ACS. The site also has information about breast cancer in men specifically. 
This nonprofit organization is dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer. Its mission is to help women and their loved ones make sense of the complex medical and personal information about breast cancer so they can make the best decisions for their lives.

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Foundation 
This website provides breaking news on inflammatory breast cancer in the United States and the world.

National Breast Cancer Foundation 
The National Breast Cancer Foundation is an organization whose mission is to save lives by increasing breast cancer awareness through education and by providing mammograms for those in need.

National Cancer Institute (NCI) 
NCI is the Federal Government’s principal agency for cancer research and training. Read breast cancer information and questions and answers about tamoxifen from NCI. The site also has information about male breast cancer.

Solid Tumor Translational Research (STTR)
The STTR group is comprised of investigators from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine, Seattle Children’s, and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. The goals of the program are to enhance the understanding of cancer biology and therapeutic responses and to identify personalized treatments that improve patient outcomes. Read more about the STTR Breast Cancer Research Program.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
Komen for the Cure is a network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, educate and empower people, ensure quality care for all, and energize science to find cures. Visit their local Puget Sound Affiliate.

Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium (TBCRC)
The TBCRC consists of 16 research centers, including SCCA. It is a collaborative group of patient advocates, clinical trialists, physician-scientists, and basic scientists from academic cancer centers dedicated to innovative, high impact, biologically-driven translational and clinical research. View patient resources from the TBCRC.

Young Survival Coalition (YSC)
YSC is a global organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. YSC offers resources, connections and outreach so women feel supported, empowered and hopeful. 

Breast Cancer Risk Factors & Causes

National Cancer Institute

Jacob International
Jacob International promotes awareness of the high risk for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer among Ashkenazi Jewish women and the benefits of genetic testing. The site offers information about BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations and genetic testing, medical and spiritual resources, and tools to assess your risk through family medical history.

Reach Global - Risk Education & Awareness of Cancer Which Is Hereditary
Reach Global is an organization dedicated to promoting awareness of the risk for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer among women and the benefits of genetic testing. The site offers information about BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations and genetic testing, medical and spiritual resources, and tools to assess your risk through family medical history.

Videos & Audio Resources

Breast Cancer: Winning the Battle

Supportive Resources

Breast Prosthesis
The American Cancer Society offers resources about breast protheses, or breast forms, for women who may want to use this option before or instead of breast reconstruction.

Beauty and Cancer Program
The Beauty and Cancer Program offers ideas for personal care during cancer treatment and support from caring volunteers. Volunteers can assist Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) patients with hats, turbans and wigs and can identifying community resources to help you. To schedule an appointment with a Beauty and Cancer volunteer at SCCA or on 8-SE at University of Washington Medical Center, call (206) 598-3604.

Hats, Scarves, Turbans and Wigs

Check out these resources for getting and using head coverings, like hats and wigs.


Shine is a retail resource at SCCA House that features specialty products—like breast prostheses, compression garments, and hair alternatives—and professional services—like head shaves and wig fittings.