Resources

The Cancer Research Institute is pleased to offer a variety of resources on immunotherapy for cancer patients, caregivers, and advocates. Host institutions and educational partners also offer a variety of resources to make your cancer journey easier. 

A printable PDF document of this webpage will be available for download in future. 

CRI Answer to Cancer Programs and Resources

What Is Immunotherapy? 

Cancer immunotherapy, also known as immuno-oncology, is a form of cancer treatment that uses the power of the body’s own immune system to prevent, control, and eliminate cancer.

Immunotherapy by Cancer Type 

Every cancer type is unique and immunology and immunotherapy are impacting each cancer in different ways. Explore up-to-date information for each type of cancer.

CRI Clinical Trial Finder

The CRI Immunotherapy Clinical Trial Finder helps patients and caregivers quickly search for open trials that match their specific cancer diagnosis, treatment history, and genomic profile. Schedule a confidential, one-on-one virtual consultation with a clinical trial navigator. The service is available in English and Spanish.

Schedule your consultation by registering for the CRI Virtual Immunotherapy Patient Summit. 

CRI Cancer Immunotherapy and You Patient Education Webinar Series 

CRI webinars provide focused expert information on a specific topic area, keeping patients and caregivers up-to-date on the latest findings in the field as well as dispelling any misinformation that may be influencing opinions about immuno-oncology. The series features leading scientific experts in each topic area, and like all CRI programming, is offered free of charge to participants. 

Immune to Cancer Blog 

Stay up to date on recent cancer immunotherapy news, discoveries, and breakthroughs with the Immune to Cancer blog from the Cancer Research Institute.

CRI ImmunoCommunity 

Join the ImmunoCommunity to to learn about others’ experiences with immunotherapy or share your experience with this new way to treat cancer. Throughout the year, CRI ImmunoCommunity members are invited to participate in educational programs as well as share feedback to help guide future efforts. 

CRI Patient Immunotherapy Stories

Meet just a few of the many patients who share their stories of survival through cancer immunotherapy from learning their diagnosis to enrolling in clinical trials and receiving immunotherapy as treatment. We hope by sharing their stories that you or a loved one will become more informed about cancer immunotherapy and the patient experience.

Host Institution Resources

NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center 

As one of the nation’s premier comprehensive cancer centers, the center’s trifold mission to serve, teach, and discover is achieved daily through an integrated academic culture devoted to excellence in patient care, education, and research.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center 

With a wealth of expertise for both common and rare cancers, MD Anderson clinicians are ready to provide the best care available to all patients.

Educational Partner Resources

American Cancer Society 

American Cancer Society offers virtual support to help cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers through diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. Call 1-800-227-2345 or go to cancer.org and select the “live chat” link. Help is available in English, Spanish, and more than 200 other languages through a translation service. 

The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) 

The Association of Community Cancer Centers is a powerful community of more than 28,000 multidisciplinary practitioners and 2,100 cancer programs and practices nationwide. Download ACCC Immuno-Oncology Institute’s medical wallet card for patients on immunotherapy for cancer [pdf].

Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) 

FORCE  provides up-to-date, expert-reviewed information and resources for individuals and families facing hereditary breast, ovarian, pancreatic, prostate, colorectal, and endometrial cancers to help them make informed medical decisions. Download their “What You Should Know About Genes and Cancer” brochure [pdf].  

Fight Colorectal Cancer 

Fight Colorectal Cancer’s Resource Library of blogs, podcasts, webinars, fact sheets, magazines, and more is a destination for patients, caregivers, family, and friends seeking to learn from survivor stories, stay up to date on current research, and empower themselves to advocate for the care they deserve. Visit: https://fightcolorectalcancer.org/resources/ 

GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer 

Founded by patients and survivors, GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer extends and improves the lives of those vulnerable, at risk, and diagnosed with lung cancer. Visit www.go2foundation.org 

Imerman Angels 

The Mentor Angels Program pairs individuals seeking emotional support and advice with a mentor familiar with their experience. It is open to anyone affected by any type of cancer, at any cancer stage, at any age, living anywhere in the world, in both English and Spanish. To request a mentor or to become a mentor to someone else, visit https://imermanangels.org/. 

The Lung Cancer Research Foundation 

The Lung Cancer Research Foundation provides print and digital educational materials for patients and caregivers, including direct access to lung cancer experts through its #TogetherSeparately webinarsSupport line (toll-free): 1-844-835-4325. 

LUNGevity 

LUNGevity offers many support services and resources for those affected by lung cancer, including peer-to-peer support through our mentor program and online message board, opportunities to connect with other patients, survivors, and caregivers in private Facebook groups and weekly Virtual Meetups, and a HELPLine staffed by oncology social workers, among other programs: 1-844-360-5864 

Melanoma Research Foundation 

Find educational resources and support services offered at the Melanoma Research Foundation, including the Melanoma Patient Guide, Patient and Caregiver Meetings, and Financial Assistance at melanoma.org. 

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) 

The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition provides information and various support programs for newly diagnosed and recurrent patients and their caregivers. For more information, visit www.ovarian.org or call 888-OVARIAN (888-682-7426).

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) 

PanCAN Patient Services provides free, in-depth and personalized resources and information on pancreatic cancer. Visit: https://www.pancan.org/facing-pancreatic-cancer/patient-services/. 

Patient Empowerment Network  

Genetic testing in cancer is essential to ensure patients are receiving the best, most personalized care available. Learn more at powerfulpatients.org. 

Triage Cancer 

Triage Cancer provides education on legal, financial, career, and other practical issues that may impact individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers. Support ranges from free in-person and online educational events, materials, animated videos, and state-specific resources to one-on-one help. Learn more at triagecancer.org.  

Young Survival Coalition 

Young Survival Coalition focuses on the young adult breast cancer population and provides education, support, and networking opportunities for survivors, thrivers, and co-survivors. Find out more at youngsurvival.org. 

On-Demand Now Available

We are excited to announce that videos from our 2021 Cancer Research Institute (CRI) Virtual Immunotherapy Patient Summit are now available to view on demand.

The on-demand videos can be found on each session page from the agenda.