The NH Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration makes this resource list available as a courtesy and it is not meant to be all-inclusive nor does it serve as an endorsement of the organization.
American Cancer Society (ACS)
The ACS is a community-based, voluntary organization that is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health issue. Their mission is to eliminate cancer by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service.
American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer (CoC)
A consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care.
Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS-CDC)
The largest telephone survey in the world used to collect data on a state-wide level since 1984. Collects data from all 50 states monthly on health risk behaviors, preventive health practices, and health care access related to chronic disease and injury.
Cancer Control PLANET
Provides access to web-based resources to assist planners, program staff, and researchers in designing, implementing and evaluating cancer prevention and control programs.
Enables state and community cancer control planners to share resources and tools to develop, implement, and evaluate Comprehensive Cancer Control plans.
Comprised of the nation's key cancer leaders from government, business, and non-profit sectors. These cancer leaders share the vision of a future where cancer is prevented, detected early, and cured or is managed successfully as a chronic illness.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Provides information in regards to protecting health and promoting quality of life through varying programs that reduce the health and economic consequences due to the leading causes of death and disability.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) – Cancer Page
Provides information to promote and implement effective strategies for preventing and controlling cancer.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
NCI is the Federal Government’s principal agency for cancer research and training. Established under the National Cancer Institute Act of 1937, NCI is now the leading supporter of cancer research, training, health information dissemination, and other credible programs in relation to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer patients.
National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
Features information about CDC's national cancer control program and related activities, as well as state, tribal and territorial program contacts; state cancer profiles; and numerous resources for cancer control planning efforts.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
As the largest provider of funding for medical research in the world, NIH consists of 27 institutes that each focus on a specific research agenda in relation to specific diseases and / or body systems.
New Hampshire State Cancer Registry (NHSCR)
Statewide cancer surveillance program that gathers incidence data on all cancer cases, diagnosed or treated, in New Hampshire.
North American Associations of Central Cancer Registries(NAACCR)
An umbrella organization including cancer registries, governmental agencies, professional associations, and private groups in North America all geared towards enhancing the quality and use of cancer registry data and provides uniform data standards for cancer registration.
Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER)
As part of the NCI, this program provides information on cancer statistics in its efforts to reduce the burden of cancer in the US.
CEO Cancer Gold Standard
Defines what CEOs and their organizations can do to prevent cancer, to detect it early, and to ensure access to the best available treatment for those who are diagnosed with cancer.
Guide to Community Preventive Services
Free resource to help you choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in your community. Systematic reviews are used to determine which interventions that have been proven to be effective and cost-efficient might be adapted to your community. The Guide has sections related to breast, cervical, skin and colorectal cancers as well as informed decision making, survivorship, physical activity, tobacco use and obesity.
Research Tested Intervention Programs (RTIPS)
On Cancer Control PLANET, information is available for screening for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers in addition to diet/nutrition, informed decision making, survivorship, physical activity, sun safety and tobacco control.
Primary Prevention Resources
Tobacco Use and Exposure
Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, sponsored by the Public Health Service, includes new, effective clinical treatments for tobacco dependence for health professionals.
New Hampshire Tobacco Helpline
The NH tobacco Helpline serves the general public, tobacco-control professionals, educators, health care providers, physicians and others who want to reduce tobacco's heavy toll on society. Services and the NH Smokers' Helpline are provided at no cost and are confidential.
Provides free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of people trying to quit smoking.
Quit Works - NH
Provides free cessation referral services to providers to help patients quit tobacco; resources and customized fax referral forms with provider feedback loop.
Nutrition and Activity
Centers for Disease Prevention and Control
Provides nutrition resources for health professionals.
National Cancer Institute
Addresses the effects of nutrition on cancer care with sections for both the public and health professionals.
HEAL NH (Healthy Eating Active Living)
Envisions a New Hampshire where all residents improve health and quality of life through healthy eating and active living.
Features a Fit Food Handbook including information for children about nutrition and fitness.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Provides basic information, statistics, and numerous posters, brochures and other tools related to skin cancer.
Melanoma Foundation of New England
The Foundation was created to combat the rising rate of melanoma and melanoma deaths. We provide a variety of educational programs targeting the prevention and early detection of skin cancer and melanoma for both children and adults.
Provides sun-safety Research Tested Intervention Programs on Cancer Control PLANET.
Environmental and health education program that aims to teach children and their caregivers how to protect themselves from overexposure to the sun through the use of classroom, school, and community-based components.
Prevention and Early Detection Resources
American Cancer Society
The ACS has many programs in the area of prevention and early detection. Among them are the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP), Tell A Friend (Breast Cancer), and Let’s Talk About It (Prostate Cancer).
National Breast Cancer Coalition
The NBCC’s mission includes the promotion of research, improving access to high quality breast cancer screening (diagnosis, treatment and care), and increasing the involvement and influence of those living with breast cancer
National Cancer Institute: Prevention and Early Detection
NCI is the US Government’s principal agency for cancer research. They provide information and resources about prevention and early detection.
New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition
New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition is a statewide, grassroots advocacy organization whose mission is to advocate for and provide assistance to New Hampshire residents with breast cancer.
New Hampshire Breast and Cervical Cancer Program
Offers the Let No Woman Be Overlooked program that provides free breast and cervical cancer screenings to women who meet certain eligibility requirements as well as public education, coalition building, quality assurance, case management, professional education, and surveillance.
New Hampshire Colorectal Cancer Screening Program
Statewide effort to increase colorectal cancer screening for New Hampshire residents.
New Hampshire Prostate Cancer Coalition
Seeks to eliminate or significantly reduce prostate cancer deaths in New Hampshire, thereby raising the quality of life for men and their loved ones.
Susan G. Komen For the Cure
This is the largest grassroots network of breast cancer advocates and survivors. They provide information on risk factors and screening, along with lots of other information.
Treatment and Survivorship Resources
American Cancer Society
Cancer Survivors Network provides online support groups and resources for cancer survivors.
CancerCare has teamed up with the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) for the LIVESTRONG™ SurvivorCare program, which focuses on the needs of people after they finish treatment including counselling services, education, financial assistance, and practical help.
Centers for Disease Prevention and Control
The CDC provides successful strategies to help the millions of people who live with, through, and beyond cancer.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Provides information for consumers about patient rights, prescription drugs, and health insurance issues, including Medicare and Medicaid.
Disability.gov is the federal government website for comprehensive information on disability programs and services in communities nationwide. You can find answers to questions about everything from Social Security benefits to employment to affordable and accessible housing.
Drug Assistance Programs from Pharmaceutical Companies
Cancer Supportive Care provides a collection of links of programs offered by pharmaceutical companies for specific drugs.
Foundation for Healthy Communities
This non-profit organization in New Hampshire provides documents and educational materials to assist with Advanced Care planning as defined in NH law RSA137-J, including: Do Not Attempt Resuscitation Forms, Advance Care Directives, Making Medical Decisions for Someone Else handbook, and an Educational Manual.
Lance Armstrong Foundation
The Lance Armstrong Foundation seeks to inspire and empower people living with, through and beyond cancer. Provides educational materials, advocacy support, public health information, and tools to live strong.
National Cancer Institute's Living With and Beyond Cancer
NCI provides information and resources for survivors, caregivers, advocates, researchers, health professionals, and the general public.
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
NCCS provides information and resources on cancer support, advocacy, and quality-of-life issues to cancer survivors and their loved ones.
National Institute of Mental Health
Depression Awareness, Recognition and Treatment Program. Provides information specific to cancer and depression.
Patient Advocate Foundation
The Foundation is a national non-profit organization that serves as an active liaison between the patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job retention and/or debt crisis matters relative to their diagnosis.
USNIH provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers.
Provides you with information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details.
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
The Academy is the professional organization for physicians, nurses, and other health care providers specializing in hospice and palliative medicine who are committed to improving the quality of life of patients and families facing life-threatening or serious conditions.
American Academy of Pain Management
The goal of the American Academy of Pain Management is to bring together the many professionals who work with individuals in pain and to assist in the creation of quality services for those individuals.
Center to Advance Palliative Care
The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) provides health care professionals with the tools, training, and technical assistance necessary to start and sustain successful palliative care programs in hospitals and other health care settings. Located at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, CAPC is a national organization dedicated to increasing the availability of quality palliative care services for people facing serious, complex illness.
Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
This Association provides resources and support for advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nursing assistants who care for people with life-limiting and terminal illness.
Hospice Education Institute
The Institute is an independent, not-for-profit organization, serving members of the public and health care professionals with information and education about the many facets of caring for the dying and the bereaved.
International Association for the Study of Pain
The International Association for the Study of Pain® (IASP) is the leading professional forum for science, practice, and education in the field of pain. Membership in IASP is open to all professionals involved in pain research or the diagnosis and treatment of pain.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHHPCO) is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization is committed to improving end-of-life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.
New Hampshire Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
New Hampshire Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHHPCO) is a non-profit, charitable organization offering resources and support to improve end-of-life care in New Hampshire. In collaboration with others, NHHPCO advocates for improved access to excellent hospice and palliative care and other related services to meet health care needs of people facing life-threatening conditions and provide support to their families.
New Hampshire Pain Initiative
New Hampshire Pain Initiative (NHPI) is a grass-roots organization committed to improving the way pain is managed in New Hampshire. NHPI educates both health care professionals and the citizens of NH about pain, advocates for public awareness and legislation that supports state-of-the-art pain management and provides current, accurate information about resources and services within NH to help people affected by pain.
For people of any age, and at any stage in an illness, whether that illness is curable, chronic or life-threatening. Palliative medicine specialists work alongside and support your other doctors, who may be providing treatments to cure or reverse the course of your illness.
News and Events
Division of Public Health Recognizes "Don't Fry Day", NH DHHS Press Release, 5/24/13
NH Senate Rejects Tobacco Tax Hike, Seacoastonline, 5/23/13
2nd Annual Race for the Cure Set for May 11, Boston.com, 5/5/13
A healthy choice for NH Senate, Fosters.com Editorial, 4/13/13
Cigarette tax increase seen as a deterrent to youth smoking, Union Leader, 4/9/13
NH CCC annual conference presentations available: Navigating Turbulent Waters: Reducing the Burden of Cancer in Individuals and Communities was held March 20, 2013.
Monthly Checkup: Colon Cancer Awareness Month, WMUR, 3/21/13
UPDATED: House approves tobacco settlement, to net about $17 million, Union Leader, 3/20/13
NH Kids Will 'Kick Butts' on Wednesday, March 20, Wall Street Journal, 3/15/13