Amgen's Breakaway from Cancer® nonprofit partners play leading roles in every aspect of cancer care to help people affected by the disease. These organizations offer valuable support, education and advocacy resources to those touched by cancer - to help them take an active role in their recovery and stay focused on living with their disease.
The mission of the Prevent Cancer Foundation is saving lives through cancer prevention and early detection. Our vision is to Stop Cancer Before It Starts! We seek to reduce cancer incidence and mortality rates by focusing individual behaviors, public policy, community outreach/public health programs, and research on prevention and early detection.
Since 1985, Prevent Cancer Foundation has provided more than $125 million in support of cancer prevention research, education and outreach programs nationwide and have played a pivotal role in developing a body of knowledge that is the basis for important prevention and early detection strategies. It has funded 400 scientists at more than 150 leading medical institutions across the country, and its public education programs have applied this scientific knowledge to teach the public on ways they can reduce their cancer risks. For more information, visit www.preventcancer.org.
Backed by evidence that the best cancer care includes emotional and social support, Cancer Support Community offers these services to all people affected by cancer. Likely the largest professionally-led network of cancer support worldwide, the organization delivers a comprehensive menu of personalized and essential services. Because no cancer care plan is complete without emotional and social support, Cancer Support Community has a vibrant network of community-based centers and online services run by trained and licensed professionals. For more information, visit cancersupportcommunity.org.
In July 2009, The Wellness Community and Gilda's Club joined forces to become the Cancer Support Community. The combined organization provides the highest quality psychological and social support through a network of nearly 50 affiliates, more than 100 satellite locations and online.
Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) was established in 1996 as a national 501(c)3 organization with a mission of safeguarding patients with chronic, life threatening, and/or debilitating illnesses assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability. Through this work, its patients have come to rely upon PAF as the providers of educational tools and direct support which allow them to gain access to quality healthcare. For more information, visit patientadvocate.org.
NCCS advocates for quality cancer care for all Americans and provides tools that empower people affected by cancer to advocate for themselves. Founded by and for cancer survivors in 1986, NCCS created the widely accepted definition of survivorship and considers someone a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis through the balance of life. Its free publications and resources include the award-winning Cancer Survival Toolbox®, a self-learning audio program created by leading cancer organizations to help people develop essential skills to meet the challenges of their illness. More information is available at canceradvocacy.org or 1-888-650-9127.