Additional Resources

Learn more about the illnesses and conditions the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta treats, as well as support programs available in the community.

Cancer (Oncology)

Education

  • CureSearch 
    Provides information on childhood cancer for patients, their families, physicians and health care advisors
  • National Cancer Institute's dictionary 
    Contains more than 4,000 terms related to cancer and medicine
  • National Cancer Institute’s glossary 
    Statistical terms
  • National Brain Tumor Foundation 
    A not-for-profit health organization dedicated to providing information and support for brain tumor patients, family members and healthcare professionals while supporting innovative research into better treatment options and a cure for brain tumors
  • New Approaches to Neuroblastoma Therapy 
    A group of 14 universities and children’s hospitals with strong research and treatment programs for neuroblastoma
  • Sarcoma Alliance 
    Works to extend and improve the lives of sarcoma patients through accurate diagnosis, improved access to care, education and support
  • Pediatric Oncology Resource Center 
    Offers resources and Web links for parents, friends and families of children who have or had childhood cancer 
  • CancerSource.com 
    This site offers information about cancer and the services available to patients with this disease
  • Brave Kids 
    Resource for support services for children with life-threatening and terminal illnesses
  • Brain Tumor Foundation for Children 
    Provides services for children of all ages and their families, including educational materials; scholarships; direct financial assistance for patients treated at Georgia hospitals; parent support group; and e-mail networking for parents
  • American Cancer Society 
    Dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing the disease through research, education, advocacy and service
  • Bonetumor.org 
    A resource for patients and physicians that addresses many aspects of these conditions including diagnosis and treatment matters
  • Cancer Index 
    Contains an overview of cancer resources on the Internet

Research Funding Organizations 

  • Aflac 
    Since 1995, Aflac and its Aflac Field Force have contributed more than $88 million to the Aflac Cancer Center
  • Children’s Oncology Group 
    The primary governing body of all national and adolescent cancer research and clinical trials
  • CURE Childhood Cancer 
    An organization dedicated to conquering pediatric cancer through research and education
  • The Children's Cause for Cancer Advocacy 
    An organization that works as a national catalyst to stimulate drug discovery and development for childhood cancers, to expand resources for research and treatment, and to address the needs and concerns of survivors
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 
    A voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services
  • St. Baldricks's Foundation 
    The organization's mission is to raise awareness and funds to cure kids' cancer by supporting cancer research and fellowships
  • Swim Across America
    An organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for cancer research, prevention and treatment through swimming-related events
  • Hyundai Hope on Wheels
    The organization's mission is to raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research

Patient Family Support

  • Blue Skies
    An organization offering week-long family retreats for cancer patients and families.
  • Brain Tumor Foundation for Children
    A nonprofit organization committed to improving the lives of children and families affected by brain tumors. 
  • Camp Sunshine
    An organization providing programs throughout the year to give children with cancer the opportunity to enjoy normal activities like swimming, horseback riding and arts and crafts.
  • CURE 
    A nonprofit organization focused on improving the care and quality of life – as well as the survival rates – of children with cancer.
  • Flashes of Hope
    A national nonprofit organization whose goal is to photograph every child with cancer until every child is cured.
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
    The world's largest nonprofit health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. 
  • Lighthouse Family Retreat
    An organization who serves children with cancer and their families at a seaside retreat to help them to laugh, restore family relationships and find hope in God.
  • Jay's Hope
    The organization's mission is to improve the quality-of-life of children with cancer and their families in Georgia by extending HOPE through social, emotional, spiritual, educational and financial support.

Survivorship

  • Beyond The Cure 
    A program that helps childhood cancer survivors integrate the cancer experience into their new life as survivors and successfully handle the challenges that may lie ahead of them
  • Cancer Survivors Project 
    An organized, international community of long-term cancer survivors and their friends, working together to improve the lives of children and adults after cancer
  • OUTLOOK: Life Beyond Childhood Cancer 
    A Web site created by survivors that offers guidance on important topics such as wellness, insurance, school/job performance and survivorship resources to survivors, families and healthcare professionals
  • National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship 
    A nationwide network of independent organizations and individuals working in the area of cancer support

Blood Disorders (Hematology)

Education

Research

  • National Hemophilia Foundation
    Dedicated to finding better treatments and cures for bleeding and clotting disorders and to preventing the complications of these disorders through education, advocacy and research
  • Hemophilia and Thrombosis Research Society
    Promotes the care of people with hemophilia and other bleeding or clotting disorders through collaborative research and postgraduate education

Support

Camps

  • Camp New Hope
    A summer camp that provides recreational and educational opportunities to children with sickle cell disease
  • Camp Wannaclot
    A week-long camp that offers children with bleeding disorders a full-range of activities including swimming, boating, archery, arts and crafts, basketball and fishing
  • Deliver the Dream
    A retreat for families facing serious illness or crisis by helping them to enhance coping skills, reduce stress and cultivate relationships
  • Hole in the Wall Gang Camp 
    A camp in Connecticut that serves children between the ages of 7 and 15 who have been diagnosed with cancer or serious blood disorders

Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT)

Education

Research

Support

Other