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Bone Cancer Programs:




Ewing’s Sarcoma Arrow


Giant Cell Tumor



Lymphoma (see Lymphoma section) Arrow
Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma (MFH) Arrow

Multilobular bone tumor

Osteosarcoma Arrow

Small Round Cell Sarcoma

Soft-Tissue Sarcomas (see Sarcoma section) Arrow

Spindle Cell Sarcoma

Named Sarcoma Cancer Programs:
The Carol Jean Zemba Sarcoma Patient Advocacy Program

Brain Tumor Programs:ribbon

Acoustic neuroma, Schwannoma

Astrocytoma Arrow

Brain Stem Glioma



Choroid Plexus Tumors

Choroid Plexus Papilloma

CNS Lymphoma


Embryonal Carcinoma

Ependymal Tumors Arrow

Anaplastic Ependymoma



Germ Cell Tumors Germinoma

Gliomatosis cerebri (infiltrative diffuse astrocytosis) (in honor of Michael Nussbaum) Arrow

Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) Arrow

Hemangiopericytoma Arrow

Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma (JPA)

Medulloblastoma Arrow

Malignant Meningiomas Arrow

Metastasis to the Brain from another primary cancer Arrow

Mixed Astrocytoma-Ependymoma

Mixed Astrocytoma-Oligodendroglioma Arrow

Mixed Astrocytoma-Ependymoma-Oligodendroglioma Arrow

Myxopapillary and well-differentiated Ependymoma

Oligodendroglial Tumors Arrow

Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma Arrow

Optic Nerve Glioma

Pineal Parenchymal Tumors Arrow



Pituitary Tumors



Other Brain-related Diagnoses
CNS Lymphoma—see Lymphoma

Named Brain Cancer Programs:
The Emma Jean Jones Astrocytoma Patient and Clinical Trials Advocacy Program
The Patrick J. Stevens Glioblastoma Multiforme Patient Advocacy Program

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Breast Cancer Programs: ribbon

Ductal Carcinoma in situ (noninvasive) (DCIS) Arrow

Lobular Carcinoma in situ (LCIS) Arrow

Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (IDC) (rare subtypes: tubular, medullary, papillary, mucinous) Arrow

Invasive Lobular Carcinoma (ILC) Arrow

Inflammatory Breast Carcinoma Arrow

Luminal A Arrow

Luminal B Arrow

HER2/neu Arrow

Basal-like subtype (many of these cancers are also called "triple negative") Arrow


Adenoid cystic carcinoma


Carcinoid tumor of the breast

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP)

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans with fibrosarcomatous transformation (DFSP-FS)

Fibroepithelial tumors

Male breast cancer Arrow

Metaplastic breast cancer

Non Hodgkin's lymphoma of the breast


Paget's disease

Phylloides tumors/cystosarcoma phylloides (CSP)

Pregnancy and Breast Cancer

Named Breast Cancer Programs:
The Kay T. DeMichele Breast Cancer Patient Advocacy Program (Stage IV Patients)
The Mary Lou Climo Breast Cancer Clinical Trials Advocacy Program (Clinical Trials Enrollment Issues)
The Elaine L. Foreman Breast Cancer Patient Advocacy Program (Newly-Diagnosed Patients)
The Gilbert High School "Tiger Adviser" Newspaper's Breast Cancer Clinical Research Information Program
(Breast Cancer Research Issues)
The Joni Gottlieb Breast Cancer Survivors Program (Patient Empowerment Tools)
The Ann Heard Niewold Breast Cancer Clinical Trials Advocacy Program (Caregivers Issues)
The Susan E. Peretz Breast Cancer Patient Advocacy Program (Liver Metastasis Issues)
The Kae Robb Breast Cancer Clinical Trials Advocacy Program (Her2/neu Patients)
The Sylvia Vizcaya-Alderson Breast Cancer Survivors Program (Bone Metastasis Issues)
The Joan Marie Wells Breast Cancer Patient Advocacy Program (Lung Metastasis Issues)

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Endocrine System Cancer Programs:

Adenocystic Carcinomas

Adrenocortical Carcinoma

Carcinoid Syndrome

Carcinoid Tumors Arrow

Malignant Pheochromocytoma

Malignant Pancreatic Endocrine Tumor

Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Syndrome Arrow

Neuroendocrine Tumors: large cell, small cell, or carcinoid Arrow

Pancreatic Cancer, Exocrine/ductal adenocarcinoma Arrow (More information)

Pancreatic Cancer, Endocrine/Islet cell Arrow

Parathyroid Carcinoma

Parotid Gland Cancer

Pituitary Cancer

Thymus Cancer

Thyroid Cancer Arrow

Named Carcinoid Cancer Programs:
The Janice D. Isbell Carcinoid Patient Advocacy and Clinical Trials Advocacy Program

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Eye Cancer:

Adnexal cancer

Lymphoma of the eye (primary intraocular lymphoma)

Orbital cancer

Retinoblastoma Arrow

Soft tissue sarcoma

Uveal Melanoma Arrow

Gastrointestinal Cancer Programs: ribbon

Anal Cancer Arrow

Anorectal Melanoma

Bile Duct Cancer Arrow

Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma (Klatskin’s Tumor) Arrow

Colon Cancer Arrow



Neuroendocrine tumors (large cell or small cell or carcinoid) Arrow

Named Colon Cancer Programs:
The Thomas M. Suglio Colorectal Cancer Patient Advocacy Program (Stage IV Patients)
The LaDonna Jean Courtney Colorectal Cancer Clinical Trials Advocacy Program
The Lavina Dawson Colorectal Clinical Trials Advocacy Program (Newly-Diagnosed Patients and Colorectal Cancer Survivors)
The Lisa Dubow Colorectal Cancer Patient Advocacy Program (Genomic Issues and Clinical Trials)
The Rick Oertel Cancer Patient Advocacy Program (Colorectal Cancer Biomarkers)
The Rhoda Schneider Colorectal Cancer Patient Advocacy Program (Pain Management Issues)

Esophageal Cancer Arrow

Named Esophageal Cancer Programs:
The Edwin Chesler Esophageal Cancer Patient Advocacy Program
Lane T. Nielson Esophageal Cancer Clinical Trials Advocacy Program

Gallbladder Carcinoma Arrow

Gastric Cancer Arrow

Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor Arrow

Gastrointestinal Mesenchymal Tumor

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)

Hepatitis C (which can be a precursor to liver cancer)

Named Gastric Cancer Program:
Harmony Melynchuk Gastric Cancer Patient Advocacy Program

Liver Cancer Arrow

Named Liver Cancer Program:
The Oliver Perry Liver Cancer Patient Advocacy Program


Named Leiomyosarcoma Cancer Program:
The Gertrude Rosen Leiomyosarcoma Patient Advocacy Program

Rectal Cancer

Named Rare Cancer Program:
The Herb Glicksman Program for Rare Cancers

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Genitourinary Cancer Programs:

Bladder Cancer Arrow

Transitional Cell Carcinoma of the Bladder Arrow

Sarcoma of the Bladder

Kidney Cancer (see Renal Cell Carcinoma) Arrow

Renal Cell Carcinoma Arrow

Named Kidney/Renal Cell Carcinoma Cancer Programs:
The Robert Jones Kidney Cancer Patient Advocacy Program (Newly-Diagnosed Patients)
The Arnold N. Schechter Renal Cell Carcinoma Patient Advocacy Program (Metastasis Issues)

Malignant Rhabdoid Tumor of the Kidney

Prostate Cancer

Named Prostate Cancer Programs:
The Poul Erik Nielsen Prostate Cancer Patient Advocacy Program

Renal Pelvic Carcinoma

Renal Sarcoma

Testicular Cancer

Transitional Cell Carcinoma of the Renal Pelvis and Ureter Arrow

Ureteral Cancer

Urethral Cancer

Wilm’s Tumor

Named Genitourinary Cancer Programs:
The Earl E. Weeks Cancer Patient Advocacy Program and Clinical Trials Advocacy Program
The Helen Peggy Hoidale Parker Cancer Patient Advocacy Program

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Gynecologic Cancer Programs: ribbon

Cervical Cancer Arrow

Endometrial Cancer Arrow

Extraovarian Primary Peritoneal Serous Papillary Carcinoma Arrow

Fallopian Tube Cancer

Gestational Trophoblastic Disease and Choriocarcinoma

Ovarian Cancer Arrow

Named Ovarian Cancer Programs:
The Joyce F. Hediger Ovarian Cancer Patient Advocacy Program
The Emily Stone Fail Ovarian Cancer Patient Advocacy Program

Epithelial Ovarian Carcinoma Arrowribbon

Stromal Tumors

Germ Cell Tumors

Ovarian Sarcoma Arrow

Ovarian Low Malignant Potential Tumor Arrow

Peritoneal Cancer Arrow

Uterine Cancer Arrow

Uterine Sarcoma

Carcinosarcoma or malignant mixed Müllerian tumor

Vaginal Cancer

Vulvar Cancer Arrow

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Head and Neck Cancer Programs:

Named Head and Neck Cancer Programs:
The Babette “Batya” Rosen Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck Clinical Trials Advocacy Program (Stage IV Patients)
The Christopher I. Tweeton Head and Neck Cancer Patient Advocacy Program (Newly-Diagnosed Patients)

Hypopharyngeal Cancer

Laryngeal Cancer (supraglottic; glottic; subglottic) Arrow

Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinus Cancer

Nasopharyngeal Cancer

Oral Cavity Cancer (tongue; alveolar ridge and retromolar trigone; hard palate), Lip and Oropharyngeal Cancer (base of tongue; tonsil; tonsillar fossa; soft palate; pharyngeal wall) Arrow

Parathyroid Cancer

Salivary gland (parotid; submandibular; sublingual)

Squamous Cell Neck Cancer with Occult Primary

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Hematological Diseases/Programs:

Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Myelodysplastic/Myeloproliferative Diseases

Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders

Multiple Myeloma Arrow

Named Multiple Myeloma Cancer Program:
The Judith and Martin Gang Multiple Myeloma Patient Advocacy Program

Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Arrow

Named Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Cancer Programs:
The Debra Shuman Berger Waldenstrom’s Macroblobulinemia Patient Advocacy Program

Leukemia Programs: ribbon

Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) Arrow

Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) Arrow

Named Leukemia Cancer Program:
The Felipe Gonzalez, M.D. Leukemia Clinical Trials Advocacy Program

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) Arrow

Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) Arrow

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Lung Cancer Programs: ribbon

Malignant Mesothelioma Arrow

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Arrow

Named Lung Cancer Programs:
The Gary M. Avey Cancer Patient Advocacy Program for Native Peoples
The Barbara Cussler Lung Cancer Patient Advocacy Program (Newly-Diagnosed Patients)
The Fred Runnels Padgett Lung Cancer Patient Advocacy Program (Palliative Care Issues)
The Sandra L. Queli Lung Cancer Clinical Trials Advocacy Program (Stage IV Patients)

Small-Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC) ("oat cell carcinoma") Arrow

Pulmonary Carcinoid

Lymphoma Programs: ribbon

AIDS-Related Lymphoma Arrow

Lymphoma of Bone

Digestive Tract


Hodgkin's Disease Arrow

Hodgkin's Lymphoma During Pregnancy

Lymphoproliferative Diseases Arrow

Named Hematological Malignancies Cancer Programs:
The Thad Delos Duel Patient Advocacy Program and Public Education Program regarding Amyloidosis
(Differential Diagnosis Issues)
The Judith and Martin Gang Multiple Myeloma Patient Advocacy Program

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Arrow

Named Lymphoma Cancer Programs:
The Shirley Morrison Lymphoma Patient Advocacy Program The Ognjen (“Ogi”) Kovacevic T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma/ALL Patient Advocacy Program

Lymphoproliferative Diseases: Arrow

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Mediastinal Tumor Programs:

Thymic carcinoma

Thymic carcinoids

arrow Myelomas (see Hematological Diseases) Arrow

Pediatric Cancer Programs: Arrowribbon

Adrenocortical Carcinoma

brain tumors

Drawing courtesy of Children's Hospital of
Central California Health Encyclopedia


"Gesture of Love"

Made for the children's cancer support group AFANOC in Barcelona, Spain

Bladder Cancer

Brain Tumors and CNS Tumors

Bone Cancer

Breast Cancer

Bronchial Adenomas/Carcinoids

Cancer of Unknown Primary

Colorectal Cancer



Liver Cancer (Hepatoblastoma)


Malignant Mesothelioma

Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Syndrome

Oral Cancer

Ovarian Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer

Plasma Cell Neoplasm

Renal Cell Carcinoma (Kidney cancer)

Retinoblastoma Arrow

Salivary Gland Cancer

Soft-Tissue Sarcoma

Skin Cancer (non-Melanoma)

Stomach (gastric) cancer

Thymic Carcinoma

Thyroid Cancer

Wilm’s Tumor Arrow

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Prostate Cancer Programs Arrowribbon

Prostate cancer


Transitional cell carcinoma

Named Prostate Cancer Program:
The Poul Erik Nielsen Prostate Cancer Patient Advocacy Program

Sarcoma Programs: Arrowribbon

Alveolar Soft-Part Sarcoma Arrow

Named Alveolar Soft-Part Sarcoma Cancer Program:
The Julia Ann Harmon ASPS/Sarcoma Patient Advocacy Program



Ewing’s Sarcoma


Giant Cell Sarcoma



Kaposi's Sarcoma


Named Leiomyosarcoma Cancer Program:
The Gertrude Rosen Leiomyosarcoma Patient Advocacy Program

Liposarcoma Lymphosarcoma

Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma Arrow

Malignant Hemangiopericytoma



Named Rhabdomyosarcoma Cancer Program:
The Florence Heffron Rhabdomyosarcoma Patient Advocacy Program

Synovial Sarcoma

Uterine Sarcoma

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Skin Cancer Programs:

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma/Mycosis Fungoides

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans

Eccrine Gland Tumors Arrow

Intraocular Melanoma

Kaposi's Sarcoma Arrow

Liposarcoma Arrow


Merkel’s Cell Carcinoma Arrow

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Melanoma Arrow

Named Melanoma Programs:
The Mary Ann Granger-Alderson Clinical Trials Advocacy Program
The Loryn Simone Melanoma Patient Advocacy Program (Newly-Diagnosed Stage IV Patients)

Unknown Primary Carcinoma

Urinary Tract (see Genitourinary Cancer Programs)


Special Named Programs

Named Caregivers Program:
The Nora Lee Gregory Caregivers Advocacy Program

Named Compassionate Use Program:
The Muriel Finlayson Williams Compassionate Use Drug Information Program

Named Special Empowerment Programs:
The Migdalia C. Hernandez Cancer Patient Advocacy Program (Indigent Patients)
The Kenneth Strong Cancer Patient Advocacy Program

Named Public Advocacy and Education Programs:
The Sybil Erden Patient-Physician Communications Program
The Lydia Marie Hawkins Public Education Program
The Jewell McFarland Lewis, PhD. Public Education Program
The Brenna Lacey Information Technology and Public Education Program

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