Links & Resources
Cancer Support Community (CSC)
The mission of the Cancer Support Community is to ensure all people affected by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. In July 2009, The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club Worldwide joined forces to become the Cancer Support Community.
Cancer Policy Institute
The Cancer Policy Institute at the Cancer Support Community advances our mission to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community.
The Cancer Policy Institute will pursue the advancement of our policy and advocacy goals through the following strategic pillars:
Access to care for all patients
Quality as a central theme
Research as a critical priority
Frankly Speaking about Cancer
Frankly Speaking About Cancer® is the Cancer Support Community’s landmark cancer education series that provides trusted information on a variety of topics important to people affected by cancer. These resources are free of charge.
Iowa Cancer Consortium (ICC)
Iowa’s source for authoritative links to cancer resources in Iowa and beyond. Knowledgeable cancer information specialists have compiled and verified these resources, to simplify your search for quality cancer information.
National Cancer Institute
Cancer-related information for the general public, patients, and health professionals, as well as, comprehensive descriptions of research programs and clinical trials.
American Cancer Society
Dedicated to helping persons who face cancer. Supports research, patient services, early detection, treatment and education.
The American Cancer Society Caregiver Resource Guide is a tool for people who are caring for someone with cancer. It can help you:
- Learn how to care for yourself as a caregiver.
- Better understand what your loved one is going through.
- Develop skills for coping and caring.
- Take steps to help protect your health and well-being.
- Find important resources for getting help and support.
Genesis Cancer Care Institute
The Genesis Cancer Care Institute delivers cancer care with the next generation of cancer-fighting technology with a focus on services for cancer patients and their families.
UnityPoint Health — Trinity
Learning about cancer and what treatments to expect is a helpful way to gain some control over the disease and actively participate in the informed decision-making process that will guide cancer treatment.
University of Iowa Health Care Cancer Services-Quad Cities
University of Iowa Health Care Cancer Services-Quad Cities provides diagnostic and therapy services to treat many cancer types, including cancers of the breast, lung, colon, prostate, and blood. The infusion therapy suite, located within the clinic, is used for chemotherapy treatment as well as treatment for other medical conditions requiring infusion.
Doctors Mario Sy, M.D. and Shobha Chitneni, M.D. in the Bettendorf clinic are part of University of Iowa Health Care’s Iowa Oncology Network, providing patients with access to clinical trials, the latest technology, and advanced treatment protocols, such as molecular oncology and immunotherapy.
Iowa Cancer Specialists
Iowa Cancer Specialists ensures that the people of the Quad Cities have access to the latest breakthroughs in the treatment of cancer and non-cancer blood disorders. Staffed by Doctors Kovach, Mercer and Friemel.
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a FREE 12 week program that is tailored to fit the specific needs of adult cancer survivors who would like to improve their quality of life before, during, and after treatment.
Cancer and Careers
Cancer and Careers is committed to changing the face of cancer in the workplace by providing a comprehensive website, free publications, and a series of support groups and educational seminars for employees with cancer.