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Phone: (800) ACS-2345 (227-2345)
The American Cancer Society is a national organization dedicated to cancer education, prevention, and research. Services include patient information, patient advocacy, and community programs.
Phone: (267) 689-6443
The Gorlin Syndrome Alliance is an organization dedicated to serving those with basal cell carcinoma (skin cancer). In addition to information and educational materials, the organization offers counseling, referrals to health care professionals, and networking with other patients and families.
Phone: (202) 349-1155
The Lupus Foundation of America supports research and public education of lupus, and also offers support to lupus patients and their families. Its web site offers patient education, publications, and research updates.
The American Academy of Dermatology is a professional organization of dermatologists. The web site offers patient information on dermatology topics, publications, and assistance in finding a dermatologist.
The National Psoriasis Foundation
Phone: (800) 723-9166, ext. 480
The National Psoriasis Foundation advocates for patients with psoriasis via education and research support. The web site includes information about treatment, research updates, and a physician directory.
The Scleroderma Research Foundation
Phone: (800) 441-CURE (2873)
The Skin Cancer Foundation
Phone: (212) 725-5176
The Skin Cancer Foundation's mission is to provide information about skin cancer, (including public and physician education campaigns), encourage detection, and sponsor research. The web site offers information on skin cancer, sun safety, and examining the skin for cancer.
The Sturge-Weber Foundation
Phone: (973) 895-4445
The Sturge-Weber Foundation (SWF) is an organization for people who have port wine stains, Sturge-Weber Syndrome, and Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome (red-purple birthmarks involving blood vessels). For patients and families, the SWF offers information and educational materials (including a newsletter, textbooks, and coloring books). The SWF also sponsors research into these conditions.