Pancreatic Cancer Resources

Information and Support Services


1-800-813-HOPE (4673)
CancerCare is a national, nonprofit organization that helps people face the many challenges of a cancer diagnosis by offering free education and support programs to help patients and loved ones understand and deal with their diagnosis, treatment options, quality-of-life concerns, and other important issues. CancerCare offers Telephone Education Workshops (TEWs), one-hour conference calls presented by experts from around the country. In addition, CancerCare offers free Telephone Support Groups for both pancreatic cancer patients and caregivers.

Cancer Information Service

1-800-4-CANCER / 1-800-332-8615 (TYY)
CIS is a free nationwide cancer information and education network. By calling the toll-free number, cancer patients, their families, people at risk for cancer, and health professionals can receive publications, audiovisual materials (available in English and Spanish) and other information confidentially on all aspects, including treatment and clinical trials.

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

OncoLink, a free online service of the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center, is a complete source of cancer information for patients, their families, caretakers and friends. Visitors can get information on everything from cancer support services, resources, books, to even a special section offering humor called OncoLink LITE.


CancerConnect is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date information on the treatment and prevention of cancer.


CaringBridge offers free, private Web sites for people facing a serious health event. Using a CaringBridge Web page, patients and caregivers can share updates, post photos, and receive messages of hope and encouragement through a guestbook.

Vital Options

Vital Options is a telesupport cancer network and the nation's only call-in cancer radio show. It airs The Group Room, a weekly live radio show simulcast on the Web.

The Wellness Community

Education and support services for cancer patients and their families, including support groups, stress-reduction techniques, cancer education workshops, etc.

ACOR cancer information system offers patients and their families access to electronic mailing lists and Web sites. The lists are public on-line support groups, which provide information and support to anyone seeking answers about cancer and related disorders.

Johns Hopkins Discussion Forum

This unmoderated discussion forum allows patients to post messages and communicate about pancreas cancer.

Johns Hopkins Pancreatic Cancer Blog

Patient Resource Publishing 

Patient Resource Publishing provides free, trusted resources to cancer patients, including a Cancer Resource Guide. PRP also manages, a Web site dedicated to patient advocacy and empowerment through education.  Visitors to MyCancerAdvisor can share information and connect with others in a community of learning and support.



Through the kindness and generosity of our donors The Robert J. Nessen Pancreatic Cancer Foundation can provide resources to fund vital pancreatic cancer research.

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