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One Voice Against Cancer (OVAC)
One Voice Against Cancer (OVAC) is a collaboration of national non-profit organizations (including EyesOnThePrize.org) representing millions of Americans, delivers a unified message to Congress and the White House on the need for increased cancer-related appropriations.
Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF)
The mission of the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF) is to ensure public awareness of gynecologic cancer prevention, early diagnosis and proper treatment as well as supports research and training related to gynecologic cancers. It is the public outreach arm of the Society for Gynecologic Oncology.
Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
In September 1997, leaders from seven ovarian cancer groups joined forces to form the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. Their primary goal was to establish a coordinated national effort to place ovarian cancer education, policy and research issues prominently on the agendas of national policy makers and women's health care leaders.
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition promotes ovarian cancer public information and education organization in the United States. NOCC has a toll free ovarian cancer information line (1-888-OVARIAN), maintains a website for ovarian cancer support (www.ovarian.org) and has a network of many local and state divisions across the U.S.
The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)
Since 1986 The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) has attempted to generate a nationwide awareness of cancer survivorship. They do this through publications, education to eliminate the stigma of cancer, advocacy for insurance and employment rights, and by networking and promoting the many organizations and institutions that strive to inform, serve, and empower people with cancer. Included in their offerings is a "Cancer Survival Toolbox," an audio tape set. http://www.cansearch.org
Association of Oncological Social Workers
The Association of Oncological Social Workers is a two-fold organization of practicing OSW devoted to awareness issues (social, emotional, educational, and spiritual ) as well as advocacy (education through conferences and publications, promotion of clinical research, and networking). Check out the "Cancer Survival Toolbox" at http://www.aosw.org.
The National Womens Health Information Center
The National Women's Health Information Center provides links to women's health news, U.S. legislation, information, advocacy, government organizations, Congress, upcoming events and related organizations. They host a handy calendar of events, complete with addresses and contact names and numbers. For example, the Society of Gynecologist Oncologist Annual Conference is in May. http://www.4women.org/nwhic