International Cancer Organizations

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is the world’s oldest and largest professional association to advancing cancer research. Based in Philadelphia, AACR focuses on all aspects of cancer research including basic, clinical and translational research into the etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. Founded in 1907 by 11 physicians and scientists, the organization now has more than 33,000 members in 97 countries.

American Association for Cancer Research
615 Chestnut St., 17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106-4404
Telephone: (215) 440-9300
Toll Free Telephone: 1-866-423-3965
Fax: (215) 440-9313

Association for International Cancer Research

The Association for International Cancer Research funds cutting edge research into the causes of cancer. In the past 32 years, our donors have supported a large variety of projects in all corners of the world.

The Association for International Cancer Research
Madras House
St. Andrews
Fife, Scotland
KY16 9EH
Phone No: 01334 477910
Fax No: 01334 478667

American Cancer Society

For nearly 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we’re helping people stay well, helping people get well, finding cures, and fighting back against cancer.

Cancer Council Australia

Cancer Council Australia is a national, not for profit organisation which aims to promote cancer-control policies and to reduce the illness caused by cancer in Australia. It advises various groups, including the government, on cancer-related issues, acts as an advocate for cancer patients and their families, and is a major funding contributor towards cancer research, prevention and education.

Cancer Research UK

Funded entirely by the public, we’re working to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
Our scientists, doctors, nurses, volunteers and supporters are united in putting an end to this devastating disease. In fact, we’re the only ones fighting over 200 cancers, including the one that matters most to you.

Cancer Research UK Angel Building
407 St John Street
London EC1V 4AD
Tel: (Supporter Services) 0300 123 1022
Tel: (Switchboard) 020 7242 0200
Fax: 020 3469 6400

European Cancer Organisation (ECCO)

The European CanCer Organisation (ECCO) represents the interests of over 60,000 oncology professionals and promotes the multidisciplinary of the field. The organisation connects the European cancer community by leveraging knowledge, promoting education and building awareness. ECCO also plays an important role in engaging with policymakers to promote the interests of cancer patients, research as well all other members of the ONCO community. The organisation is renowned for its prestigious biennial series of multidisciplinary congresses.

ECCO – the European CanCer Organisation
Avenue E. Mounier 83
B-1200 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 775 02 01
Fax:+32 2 775 02 00

European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer

The EORTC is an international non-profit organization with a scientific goal created in 1962 by European cancer specialists, one of whom was the Belgian Professor Henri Tagnon. The organization’s head office is located in Brussels. Today, the co-ordination and analysis center includes over 150 staff members from many different nationalities. Since 1972, the NCI (National Cancer Institute) has had a liaison office nearby to promote cooperation and coordination of cancer research in the United States and Europe.

Avenue Mounier, 83/11
1200 Brussels
+32 2 774 16 11

Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer (Australia)

The Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer (FCIC), incorporating the LIVESTRONG Cancer Research Centre and ACRF Cancer Prevention Unit, is a leading cancer centre in Australia, housing world-class care and survivorship services alongside innovative cancer prevention and early intervention research.

To make an appointment with the Flinders Cancer Clinic:
Telephone: (08) 8404 2151
Hours: 8.30am till 5pm, Monday to Friday
For more information regarding patient services please contact:
Department of Medical Oncology (08) 8204 8997

German Cancer Aid

The German Cancer Aid is a not-for-profit organization to fight cancer in all its forms. The institution was founded on September 25, 1974 by Dr. Mildred Scheel (1932-1985). She was the wife of Walter Scheel, the Federal President of Germany from 1974 to 1979.

As the “First Lady”, Mildred Scheel established the major cancer charity in Germany. It became the leading organization fighting cancer in Europe. From the very beginning, the organization has been supported only by private donors. The German Cancer Aid has remained independent of politics and the pharmacological industry. Mildred Scheel’s credo was: “We are only devoted to fight cancer for the benefit of all people.”

(website available in German only)

Hong Kong Cancer Fund

Established in 1987, Hong Kong Cancer Fund is Hong Kong’s largest cancer support organisation, providing free information, professional guidance, and peer support to anyone living with or affected by cancer. With a network of support spanning the hospital, the community and the home, Hong Kong Cancer Fund’s mission is to ensure no one faces cancer alone.

Hong Kong Cancer Fund not only provides vital support to cancer patients and their families, but helps to improve hospital environments, drive public awareness of cancer, and fund local cancer research and training to better the future of cancer care.

2501 Kinwick Centre
32 Hollywood Road
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 3667 6300
Fax: (852) 3667 2100

Irish Cancer Society

We set ambitious targets every year around cancer prevention, early detection and fighting cancer, so that fewer people get cancer and those who do have better outcomes.

Irish Cancer Society,
43/45 Northumberland Road, Dublin 4, Ireland
Fax: 01-2310 555
International phone: Dialling Code for Ireland (353) followed by (1) followed by 2310 500

Medical Malpractice Center (US)

Medical malpractice is professional negligence by a healthcare provider in which the treatment provided falls below the proper standard of practice in the healthcare community. In these cases, this neglect causes injury or death to the patient. Doctors are the third leading cause of death in the United States behind heart disease and cancer, and currently it is estimated that in the US alone over 225,000 people die each year from medical negligence. Our team believes that every individual who has experienced this neglect should have access to the best information and support available.




The UNICANCER Group (France)

Discover UNICANCER, a hospital group entirely devoted to fighting cancer. UNICANCER groups together 20 French Comprehensive Cancer Centers (FCCC), which are private, non-profit establishments with a threefold mission of patient care, research and oncology teaching. UNICANCER is present in 16 French regions and has a unique model for patient care.

101, rue de Tolbiac
75654 Paris Cedex 13
Tél. : +33 1 44 23 04 04

Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)

The Union for International Cancer Control has more than 400 member organizations across 120 countries. The Union’s objectives include raising awareness, taking action and serving as a global network of influence.

WhatNext (US)

Developed in part with the American Cancer Society, WhatNext uses patent pending matching algorithms to connect people to highly relevant peers, firsthand experiences and American Cancer Society resources. Additionally, WhatNext gives people a way to share experiences with their illnesses using an easy to use timeline format. As a result, when people share their experiences they are catalogued and easy to find by others.

World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF UK)

World Cancer Research Fund is part of a global network of charities that are committed to preventing cancer. We fund cutting edge cancer research and provide people with the information they need to reduce their cancer risk.

World Cancer Research Fund

22 Bedford Square
Tel: 020 7343 4205
Fax: 020 7343 4201

World Health Organization (WHO)

The World Health Organization directs and coordinates health issues within the United Nations. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. Their cancer page is a resource for general cancer information as well as worldwide cancer statistics.