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IASP is pleased to offer a number of resources related to the topic of cancer pain.

IASP Publications Available for Download
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Other Associations and Organizations

American Cancer Society International Program
www.cancer.org
"The mission of the American Cancer Society is to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. Because cancer is a global health problem, this mission extends around the world. Cancer is increasing as a leading killer globally, especially in the developing world."

CancerCare
www.cancercare.org
"CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaved. CancerCare programs—including counseling and support groups, education, financial assistance and practical help—are provided by professional oncology social workers and are completely free of charge."

Cancer Research UK
www.cancerresearchuk.org
"Cancer Research UK is the world's leading independent organisation dedicated to cancer research. We support research into all aspects of cancer through the work of more than 4,500 scientists, doctors and nurses."

City of Hope Pain and Palliative Care Professional Resource Center
http://prc.coh.org
"The purpose of the COH PRC is to serve as a clearinghouse to disseminate information and resources to assist others in improving the quality of pain management and end of life care."

European Association for Palliative Care
www.eapcnet.org
"The aim of the EAPC is to promote palliative care in Europe and to act as a focus for all of those who work, or have an interest, in the field of palliative care at the scientific, clinical and social levels."

Help the Hospices
www.helpthehospices.org.uk
"Help the Hospices is the national charity for the hospice movement, founded in 1984 by Anne, Duchess of Norfolk. Help the Hospices’ vision is of a world in which everyone at the end of life has access to the best possible care. Our mission it to help hospices ensure that the best possible care is provided to all those affected by terminal illness."

International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care
www.hospicecare.com
"Our Mission is to collaborate and work to improve the quality of life of patients with advanced life-threatening conditions and their families, by advancing hospice and palliative care programs, education, research, and favorable policies around the world."

International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research (INCTR)
www.inctr.org
"The INCTR is dedicated to helping to build capacity for cancer treatment and research in countries in which such capacity is presently limited, and thereby to create a foundation on which to build strategies designed to lessen the suffering, limit the number of lives lost, and promote the highest quality of life for children and adults with cancer in these countries, and to increase the quantity and quality of cancer research throughout the world."

International Union Against Cancer (UICC)
www.uicc.org
"The International Union Against Cancer (UICC) is an international non-governmental organization dedicated exclusively to the global control of cancer. Its vision is of a world where cancer is eliminated as a major life-threatening disease for future generations."

Mesothelioma Explained
www.mesotheliomaexplained.com
"Our goal at Mesothelioma Explained is to provide and explain as much possible about mesothelioma to patients and loved ones. We offer our site as a guide and resource to help explain every option and support resource that is available when in need."

Mesothelioma Group
www.mesotheliomagroup.com
"The Mesothelioma Group is a team of health-care professionals, patient advocates, and communication specialists who have one goal: to lead the way in supporting and encouraging mesothelioma patients and their families."

Mesothelioma Guide
www.mesotheliomaguide.com
"Mesothelioma Guide is your trusted ally in the fight against asbestos-related cancer. Our comprehensive guide includes up-to-date information about living with mesothelioma, top doctors and treatment options."

Mesothelioma Prognosis Network
www.mesotheliomaprognosis.com 
Our network is proud to offer free services and information on the dangers of asbestos exposure and mesothelioma cancer. We have created the most extensive prognosis support and information source online, and we have patient advocates available 24/7 to help provide help to those in need at any time.

Mesothelioma Veterans Center
www.mesotheliomaveterans.org
Provides information to U.S. veterans seeking relief from this disease.

National Cancer Institute
www.cancer.gov
"The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of eight agencies that compose the Public Health Service (PHS) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The NCI, established under the National Cancer Institute Act of 1937, is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training."

Pallium India
http://palliumindia.org/
"Pallium India seeks to start palliative care facilities, to expand facilities where they exist and to start rehabilitation services for families of patients afflicted by cancer. It also undertakes activities at the national level to ensure availability of opioids."

Shaare Zedek Cancer Pain and Palliative Care Reference Database
www.chernydatabase.org
"The Shaare Zedek Cancer Pain and Palliative Medicine Reference Database is a searchable database of over 30,000 references related to Cancer Pain and Palliative Care. The database was developed and is maintained by Dr. Nathan Cherny, who is the Director of the Cancer Pain and Palliative Care Service in the Oncology Department at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem."

World Health Organization (WHO) Cancer Resources
www.who.int/cancer/en
"WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. 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."