Our 24/7 cancer helpline provides information and answers for people dealing with cancer. We can connect you with trained cancer information specialists who will answer questions about a cancer diagnosis and provide guidance and a compassionate ear.
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Our highly trained specialists are available 24/7 via phone and on weekdays can assist through video calls and online chat. We connect patients, caregivers, and family members with essential services and resources at every step of their cancer journey. Ask us how you can get involved and support the fight against cancer. Some of the topics we can assist with include:
Referrals to patient-related programs or resources
Donations, website, or event-related assistance
For medical questions, we encourage you to review our information with your doctor.
Research in this program focuses on studies in humans that investigate how to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer. Special emphasis is placed on studies relevant to diverse populations, with respect to age, gender, disability status, ethnicity/race, nativity and immigration status, geography, income, language, social class, and sexual orientation
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
Applying novel screening tools that more effectively detect cancer
Implementation science studies to accelerate the translation of evidence from research into practice
Innovative methods and technologies to promote and sustain behavioral change
Analysis of longitudinal data to identify factors associated with cancer risk and survival
Advanced statistical methods and machine learning to interrogate multiple large databases for risk prediction and prognostic modeling
Access to care, cancer care delivery, and palliative care research
Health equity research to uncover the root cause of inequities based on the social determinants of health and applying strategies to achieve health equity
Strategies to increase and diversify participation in clinical trials
Non-medical factors that influence health, the ability to function, risk for health problems, and quality of life. These include conditions in the environments where people are born, live, work, play, worship, and age as well as the social, economic, and political systems that shape those conditions of daily life. Social determinants of health are closely linked with health disparities.