Breast Cancer Resources and Organizations

Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer among U.S. women. © Daniel Grill/Tetra Images/Corbis
Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer among U.S. women. © Daniel Grill/Tetra Images/Corbis

Advertisement is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer. Its mission is to help women and their loved ones make sense of the complex medical and personal information about breast cancer, so they can make the best decisions for their lives.

American Cancer Society

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. For information about cancer, call toll-free anytime 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit the American Cancer Society website at

National Cancer Institute

The nation's primary agency for cancer-related research and education, the National Cancer Institute is part of the National Institutes of Health. The Cancer Information Service, part of the NCI, interprets and explains research findings to a general audience. Through a network of fourteen regional offices located throughout the country, the CIS serves the entire United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. To receive a personalized response to your specific questions about cancer, call the Cancer Information Service (CIS) at 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237) Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. local time to speak with a Cancer Information Specialist. Deaf and hard of hearing callers with TTY equipment may call 1-800-332-8615. Callers also have the option of listening to recorded information about cancer 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

This searchable database developed by the National Library of Medicine, offers information on clinical research studies. It also includes an overview on clinical trials, explaining the purpose of research studies and guidance on questions to ask before taking part in one.

Cancer Trials

A service of the National Cancer Institute, it offers information on various kinds of cancer and clinical trials in general and a searchable database on trials in process.

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is dedicated to eradicating breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by advancing research, education, screening and treatment. Volunteers around the world work through local Komen Affiliates and Komen Race for the Cure® events to further the Foundation's mission.

Dr. Susan Love offers support and information for women diagnosed with breast cancer.

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation

The IBC Research Foundation is committed to finding the causes of IBC, a rare form of breast cancer.