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  • Phone:

    1-800-ACS-2345

  • Internet address:

    http://www.cancer.org/

  • Description of services provided:

    The American Cancer Society provides a great deal of information about pancreatic cancer, including support groups, ways to cope with cancer, news, and cancer statistics. Among other features, you'll find a message board and a bookstore.

  • Address:

    1900 Duke ST, Suite 200

    Alexandria, VA 22314

  • Phone:

    1-703-299-0150

  • Internet address:

    http://www.asco.org/portal/site/ASCO

  • Description of services provided:

    With the goals to improve care and prevent cancer, this nonprofit, professional organization has about 25,000 members. Features of the site available to the public include "Find an Oncologist", up-to-date news, a bookstore, and information on 12 cancer topics.

  • Address:

    6115 Executive BLVD, MSC8322

    Bethesda, MD 20892-8322

  • Phone:

    1-800-4-CANCER

  • Internet address:

    http://www.cancer.gov

  • Description of services provided:

    This website contains a wealth of information about every aspect of pancreatic cancer, including data and statistics, links to related sites and clinical trials, and information about meetings and conferences covering the latest research.

  • Address:

    1700 Diagonal RD, Suite 300

    Alexandria, VA 22314

  • Phone:

    1-800-658-8898

  • Internet address:

    http://www.nhpco.org

  • Description of services provided:

    NHPCO is an organization dedicated to end-of-life care and easing symptoms of terminal illnesses. Here you can find information and links to such topics as caregiving, pain, grief, workplace issues, among others. The website also provides a telephone helpline and guides to selecting a hospice, dealing with Medicare, and learning about end-of-life issues.

  • Address:

    2141 Rosecrans AVE, Suite 7000

    El Segundo, CA 90245

  • Phone:

    877-272-6226

  • Internet address:

    http://www.pancan.org

  • Description of services provided:

    The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is dedicated to finding a cure for pancreatic cancer. The site provides links to every aspect of pancreatic cancer: risks, diagnosis, prognosis, treatments, and research. Also highlighted is practical information to help pancreatic cancer patients improve their diet, gain weight, control pain, create a strategy for job-related and insurance-related issues, and learn about end-of-life planning.