5 Cancer Organizations Working for Patients


There are 70+ types of lymphoma, and many different types of chemotherapy, with new therapies emerging frequently -- all of which sometimes conspires to create confusion. Many people living with lymphoma could use a little help finding the resources they need. Gaining the required knowledge to become an active partner in their care can be daunting, especially at first, and during times of change in the disease.

5 Organizations Pool Resources to Help with Lymphoma

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, together with the Lymphoma Research Foundation, CancerCare, the Association of Community Cancer Centers, or ACCC, and Genentech, one of the biggest names in cancer therapy, announced the launch of a new partnership: the Alliance for Resource Collaboration in Hematology, or ARCH.

Andrea Greif, Senior Director of Communications at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, notes that ARCH was developed by these five leading organizations to connect people with lymphoma, their caregivers and loved ones to educational resources and support.

In 2015 an estimated 80,000 new cases of lymphoma will be diagnosed in the United States. ARCH aims to help people with lymphoma find out about treatment options, programs and services.

ARCH - Empowering Patients

This new initiative aims to empower people with lymphoma to be active in their care and help ensure they don’t feel alone in their journey.

By visiting www.LymphomaResources.com, people can connect to the partner organizations to learn about the different types of lymphoma, explore treatment options, find information about specialists and search financial support options.

The ARCH website also helps people find patient communities, peer support programs and counseling services. The partner organizations provide these resources in a variety of formats, including in-person programs, online materials and telephone support.

Connecting the Cancer Community

Only about 15 percent of U.S. cancer patients are treated at the nation’s major academic cancer centers. The vast majority receive care at cancer programs in or near their home community, where resources may be more limited.

By bringing together the network of community cancer programs with the quality resources provided by these organizations, ARCH aims to have an immediate impact on access to information for lymphoma patients where the need is greatest.

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