In conjunction with the FDA approval of Vectibix (panitumumab), Amgen announced a new program, Amgen Oncology Assistance (AOA), to assist patients who are uninsured, underinsured or unable to afford their insurance copayments. Another way Amgen is improving access to care is the Vectibix Cap that will limit total patient copayments regardless of insurance or income.
This is a patient assistance program providing long-distance charitable medical air transportation to and from distant specialized medical care and/or clinical trials. The program assists cancer patients and their caregivers with important air transportation when the cost of purchasing transportation is beyond their financial means.
Bristol-Myers Squibb offers assistance to patients who receive or plan to receive Erbitux. Patients must meet eligibility requirements.
Provides information about future considerations regarding cancer patients living alone, or possibly needing to consider alternative living arrangements, including assisted living. There is a page specifically for Cancer and Assisted Living and includes other sites addressing cancer and assisted living.
A website dedicated to helping people with ostomies live their lives to the fullest. Up-to-date and accurate information about ostomies, interaction with like-minded people, recipes, hints and tips for healthy living with an ostomy.
Camp Kesem provides free summer camps to children affected by a parent’s cancer. When a parent is diagnosed with cancer, the entire family is affected. The goal of Camp Kesem is to serve the children whose emotional needs are often unmet, offering them an opportunity to spend a week with peers who can relate to the worries and challenges they face. Their camps are operated, organized and run by college students, offering student leaders a chance to channel their passion for making a difference.
Cancer and Careers is dedicated to empowering and educating people with cancer to thrive in their workplace by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events. Through a comprehensive website, free publications, career coaching, and a series of support groups and educational seminars for employees with cancer and their healthcare providers and coworkers, Cancer and Careers strives to eliminate fear and uncertainty for working people with cancer.
Cancer Care Inc. is a nonprofit social service agency that assists families and patients in coping with the emotional, psychological and financial consequences of cancer. The group has a toll-free counseling line and teleconference programs providing assistance to individuals and families. Information about cancer and treatment, financial counseling, financial assistance and referrals to other support services are also available.
Provides patients and their families with information on various medical technologies.
The Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition (CFAC) is a coalition of organizations helping cancer patients manage their financial challenges. Visitors can search for organizations by cancer diagnosis or type of assistance/need.