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RESOURCES,  LINKS & LITERATURE

Here is a list of some of the medical institutes that conduct Research and Clinical Trials in the area of Pancreatic Cancer:

1. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Froedtert Hospital
 

   You will see numbers and correspondence information listed here.

2. Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD. 

    Pancreas Cancer Home Page

3. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
 

4. The University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

5. The Dana Farber Institute

   (44 Binney Street, Boston, MA. 02115)
 

6. The University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Jonsson Cancer  Center

   Also contact their Cancer Therapy Development Program, to inquire if there are any new treatments about to start that aren't yet listed on their web site.

7. Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Pancreas Center

   (Boston, Ma)

 

FOUNDATIONS and ORGANIZATIONS

 

1. The National Pancreas Foundation

    P.O. Box 600590, Newtonville, MA 02460 

2. The Ronald S. Hirshberg Pancreatic Cancer Information and Advocacy Center

   (310) 472-6310 

3. The National Cancer Institute

   1-800-4-CANCER.
 

4. Yahoo

    Has a great listing of cancer support/organizations

5. Pancreatic Cancer Action Network ( PanCan)

    This is the most noted site for pancreatic cancer advocacy and  fundraising.  They are responsible for organizing satellite groups around the country.  

6. Pancreatic Cancer Online

  David Rosenberg has done a fine job with this site.  He has an incredibly helpful listing of surgeons, around the U.S., who specialize in pancreticoduodectomy (Whipple) operations.   You can also find interesting updates on alternative treatments.  

7. The Cancer Links Web Site

   The everything you ever wanted to kno0w about cancer site. 

8. Shared Experiences of Cancer

      A helpful site that allows its visitors to submit their concerns or opinions about their treatment or that of their loved ones. 

9. The Family Study of Pancreatic Cancer 

   This site is located in Oklahoma City, OK, and is a research study of familial pancreatic cancer.  Provides links to other pancreatic organizations and medical centers.  

10. HealthlinkUSA 

    This is a search site to some of the best health sites available on the net today.   

11. Airline Compassionate/Bereavment Fares

    Provides a comprehensive listing of airlines and their bereavement & compassionate fares.  Also gives restrictions and guidelines for these discounted fares.

 

Interesting and Valuable Reading

 (comes in handy in those waiting rooms and treatment areas!!)

 

The Cancer Prevention Diet, Michio Kushi w/ Alex Jack, 1993, see Chapter 18 on Pancreatic Cancer.

Informed Decisions: The Complete Book of Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment, and Recovery, Gerald P. Murphy, M.D., Lois B. Morris, and Dianne Lange, Viking (published by the Penguin Group), The American Cancer Society, 1997.

Unconventional Cancer Treatments, Congress of the United States, Office of Technology Assessment, September, 1990.

The Activist Cancer Patient, Beverly Zakarian, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1996.

Cancer Prevention and Nutritional Therapies, Richard A. Passwater, Ph.D., 1993

Cancer: Increasing Your Odds for Survival - A Resource Guide for Integrating Mainstream, Alternative and Complementary Therapies, David Bognar, Hunter House Publishing, 1998

Get Healthy Now! with Gary Null: a Complete Guide to Prevention - Gary Null, 1999.

The Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide to Cancer - W. John Diamond, MD, and W. Lee Cowden, MD, 1997,  (800) 333 4325.

 

 

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