Head & Neck Cancers

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Resources

Below is a list of online resources you may find helpful for learning about head and neck cancers and the various treatments and support networks available.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
www.fhcrc.org
Breakthrough research by a world renown research center.

Association of Cancer Online Resources
www.acor.org
ACOR has a number of online lists that provide support and information to people living with cancer. The head and neck cancers e-mail support group has 379 members. Sign up by visiting the web site, www.acor.org, or send an e-mail to listserv@listserv.acor.org. In the message area of your e-mail, type "subscribe head and neck" followed by your first and last name.

International Association of Laryngectomees
www.theial.com
The International Association of Laryngectomees (IAL) is a non-profit organization composed of approximately 250 member clubs and recognized regional organizations. These clubs are generally known as "Lost Chord" or " New Voice" clubs. The purpose of the IAL is to assist these local clubs in their efforts towards the total rehabilitation of the laryngectomee.

National Cancer Institute
www.nci.nih.gov
Go to the Head and Neck Cancer Home Page on the NCI web site for answers to your questions about head and neck cancers, including questions about the latest treatments and clinical trials.
 
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
www.canceradvocacy.org
The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship is the oldest survivor-led advocacy organization. It works on behalf of people with all types of cancer and their families and advocates for quality cancer care for all Americans.

Oral Cancer Foundation
www.oralcancerfoundation.org
The Oral Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to prevention, education, research, advocacy, and support. Its web site includes a patient/survivor forum and a comprehensive resource list.

Solid Tumor Translational Research (STTR)
www.nwsttr.org
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 Head & Neck Cancer Research Program.

Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer  www.spohnc.org
SPOHNC was founded in 1991 by an oral cancer survivor to address the broad emotional, physical and humanistic needs of people with oral and head and neck cancers. SPOHNC is recruiting volunteers for its National Survivor Volunteer Network. For more information, call (516) 759-5333, or send e-mail to info@spohnc.org.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1964, with overarching goals of improving cancer care and prevention and ensuring that all patients with cancer receive care of the highest quality. Helpful information and the most up-to-date articles on Head and Neck cancers can be viewed at their website.