• Resource Guide for Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)


    Address:National Home Office250 William Street NWAtlanta, GA 30303


    Internet address: http://www.cancer.org

    Description of services provided:The American Cancer Society provides educational information about all types of cancer, and news and research resources for patients, their families, and caregivers. Live chat via Internet is available to get information and support. The site also provides access to clinical trial information and treatment centers. Volunteer, donation, and fundraising information are also available.


    Address:BG 9609 MSC 97609609 Medical Center DriveBethesda, MD 20892-9760


    Internet address: http://www.cancer.gov

    Description of services provided:The National Cancer Institute provides information on clinical trials, statistics, research programs, research funding, and many other matters relating to cancer, including MDS.


    Address:4573 South Broad StreetSuite 150Yardville, NJ 08620

    Phone:1-800-MDS-0839 (inside US)609-298-1035 (outside US)

    Internet Address: http://www.mds-foundation.org

    Description of services provided:Created to "provide an ongoing exchange of information related to MDS," the Foundation offers news, including upcoming legislation, recommended medical centers for treatment, research results, and a listing of links to related websites. You can also find a patient handbook and other articles.


    Address:2021 L Street NWSuite 900Washington, DC 20036


    Internet address: http://www.hematology.org

    Description of services provided:The mission of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) is to further the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders affecting the blood, bone marrow, and the immunologic, hemostatic, and vascular systems. The organization accomplishes this mission by promoting research, clinical care, education, training, and advocacy in hematology.


    Address:173 Duane StreetSuite 3ANew York, NY 10013-3334


    Internet address: http://www.acor.org

    Description of services provided:This site offers publications, disease-specific information, clinical trial information, mailing lists, and lists of caregiver and referral services.


    Address:275 Seventh AvenueNew York, NY 10001


    Internet address: http://www.cancercare.org

    Description of services provided:Cancer Care provides free professional help to people with all forms of cancer through counseling, education, information, referral, and direct financial assistance.

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