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Cancer Advocacy Organizations

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Please send contact information for additional advocacy groups to: Survivorship A to Z.

Lung Cancer Research: ALCASE: The Alliance for Lung Cancer Advocacy, Support and Education. Founded in 1995. ALCASE advocates for people with or at risk for lung cancer., working to increase federal funding for lung cancer research. offsite link Hotline: 800.298.2436

General Policy Issues: NCCS: National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, founded in 1986, advocates for quality cancer care. NCCS is part of a nationwide grassroots advocacy network called Cancer Advocacy. The network is organized according to geographical location so messages can be targeted according to congressional district. offsite link Tel.: 877.622.7931

Patient Advocate Foundation, founded in 1996. Among other activities, Patient Advocate Foundation sponsors Patient Congress to educate and empower people. offsite link Tel. 800.532.5274

General Information: The Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation that aims to promote a high performing health care system. Supports independent research on health care issues. offsite link Dr Mike Magee strives to help his viewers understand the big picture of how our health care system works and how it affects their lives ''" offering, along the way, practical advice on what we need to do to make the system work more effectively for all of us.

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