Related Links

Links to related sites

 

Patient Advocacy:

 

METAvivor

From advocacy to the funding of vital research, METAvivor’s programs sustain the power of hope. Passionately committed patients ourselves, we rally public attention to the urgent needs of the metastatic breast cancer (MBC) community, help patients find strength through action, purpose and support, and make EVERY dollar count as we work with researchers to regain longevity with quality of life.

2014 Grant Request for Proposal 

METAvivor funds research that specifically addresses the mechanistic understanding, diagnosis, and/or treatment of metastatic breast cancer. All individuals with a clinical doctoral degree or with a doctoral degree who are actively engaged in areas of metastatic breast cancer research and treatment are eligible to apply. Research grants are awarded for one year, up to the amount of $40,000, with a possible second-year renewal.

Click here to apply.

Deadline for Letter Of Intent is  May 15th, 2014

Deadline for proposal submission is   July 1st, 2014


 

youtubeListen to the organization's founder and president Dian "CJ" Corneliussen-James describe how METAvivor works and what its goals are or visit the organization's website at  WWW.METAvivor.org 

Metavivor campaign

 

Societies:

 

American Asociation for Cancer Research (AACR)

The mission of the AACR is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication, and collaboration. Through its programs and services, the AACR fosters research in cancer and related biomedical science; accelerates the dissemination of new research findings among scientists and others dedicated to the conquest of cancer; promotes science education and training; and advances the understanding of cancer etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment throughout the world.   Link

The European Assocation for Cancer Research (EACR)

The centeral aim of the EACR is ‘The advancement of cancer research’. In pursuing this aim, the Association provides services to members, presents educational, training and scientific meeting opportunities, and facilitates communication and collaboration between the cancer researchers who make up its membership. It also sets out to raise the profile of cancer research and cancer researchers in Europe and the need for sustained political and economic support.   Link

The American Cancer Society (ACS)

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.   Link

 

Federal Resources

The National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is one of 11 agencies that compose the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The NCI, established under the National Cancer Institute Act of 1937, is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training. The National Cancer Act of 1971 broadened the scope and responsibilities of the NCI and created the National Cancer Program. Over the years, legislative amendments have maintained the NCI authorities and responsibilities and added new information dissemination mandates as well as a requirement to assess the incorporation of state-of-the-art cancer treatments into clinical practice.

The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.   Link

Clinical Trials

The NCI tabulates ongoing and completed clinical trials in cancer and cancer metastasis.   Link

Cancer Statistics

The NCI provides a mechanism to review and learn about cancer-related statistics.   Link