ICAN, International Cancer Advocacy Network

Rating: 4.99 stars   124 reviews

Issues: Philanthropy, Cancer

Location: ICAN Program Services 27 West Morten Avenue Phoenix AZ 85021-7246 USA

Mission: ICAN provides Personalized Medicine Cancer Case Management Programs, through its customized patient advocacy services to Stage IV patients who have been written off by their oncology teams. The organization specializes in complex and rare diagnoses, whether pediatric or adult cancers. ICAN, given years of experience with oncology issues and the anticancer drug pipeline, assists patients in the battle to extend life with high quality of life through physician referrals, cutting-edge information and advocacy services, clinical trials research, compassionate use analysis, and palliative care program services.
Results: When you are dealing with individual cancer patients and their specific cases, the metrics are extending time to progression and working toward disease-free survival. The question becomes "compared to what?" since no cancer patient is like any other cancer patient. The one metric that counts at ICAN is an overwhelming number of our patients, given the countless accolades we have received over the past 15 years, testify to ICAN's pivotal assistance in making a critical difference in life prolongation and quality of life issues.
Target demographics: All ages, all socioeconomic backgrounds.
Direct beneficiaries per year: more than 1000 patient/spouse advocate/caregiver/public inquiry cases at ICAN.
Geographic areas served: USA and Abroad
Programs: Our Personalized Medicine Cancer Case Management Programs and our Cancer Patient Advocacy and Clinical Trials Advocacy Programs--as well as ICAN's more than one hundred Named Programs (named by families in memory of or in honor of a loved one in the battle)--may be found on our website at http://askican.org
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Rating: 5 stars  

ICAN is great in everything they do with cancer patients, oncologists, biomarker experts, drug-discovery scientists. They are amazing. Thank you, ICAN, for all you do.

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Because of my niece's involvement with this organization over the last decade or more, I looked into who they are and what they do years ago and have been a donor ever since. I only wish I were wealthy so I could donate more. As a breast cancer survivor myself, I am always attuned to other cases of breat cancer and have referred several breast cancer patients to ICAN over the past few years. I could not be more happy about the effectiveness of ICAN's Breast Cancer Advocacy Programs in extending lives and helping patients to have the best quality of life possible. ICAN makes sure that all options are considered and that no stones are left unturned
in each patient's battle. Bravo to ICAN's patient advocates who make such a big difference to breast cancer patient lives!

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