Additional Information

General Information

www.CancerCare.org is a national non-profit organization that provides free professional help to people with all cancers through counseling, education, information and referral and direct financial assistance. Cancer Care offers comprehensive clinical trials information on the following topics:

  • New cancer research
  • Finding a clinical trial
  • Understanding your rights
  • Insurance information
  • Support services

Discussion Group

iVillage.com Message Board is a caring and understanding community that discusses the benefits and drawbacks clinical trials provide for medicine and most importantly, to the patient. The site also contains additional resources about clinical trials.


Insurance Coverage

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (formerly the Health Care Financing Administration) provides information about what Medicare will cover.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship provides basic, critical insurance information and produces a publication titled “What Cancer Survivors Need to Know About Health Insurance.” They also offer a toll-free hotline. For more information call
1-877-NCCS-YES (1-877-622-7937).


Your Rights

Protecting Participants in Clinical Trials is a resource from the National Cancer institute that features a guide to understanding informed consent and your rights as a clinical trial participant before and during a study.