Michael’s Mission has curated a library of web-based and other resources for patients, families and caregivers to easily access information on a wide variety of subjects related to colorectal cancer. Cancer treatment touches so many different aspects of life; Michael’s Mission will be a clearinghouse of information on clinical trials, complementary therapies, uality of life issues,managing side effects, financial questions, end of life concerns and survivorship.

This content is for general information only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical opinion or diagnosis, or the advise of other legal or financial professionals.

Clinical Trials

Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology: They seek to reduce the impact of cancer by uniting a broad community of scientists and clinicians who are committed to the prevention and treatment of cancer. The Alliance consists of nearly 10,000 cancer specialists at hospitals, medical centers, and community clinics across the United States and Canada.

Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C): Created to accelerate innovative cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. In collaboration with AARC, they provide the AACR-SU2C Clinical Trials Finder, a free and confidential cancer clinical trial matching and referral service, with over 8,000 trials in the US and Canada

Financial Assistance

American Cancer Society (ACS): Nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. They offer a Cancer Resource Network which is designed to provide programs and services (including financial resources) to cancer patients and their caregivers.

Insurance Assistance

American Cancer Society: Nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. They offer a Cancer Resource Network which is designed to provide programs and services (including financial resources) to cancer patients and their caregivers.

Patient Advocate Foundation: Provides professional case management services to Americans with chronic, life threatening and debilitating illnesses. PAF case managers serve as active liaisons between the patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job retention and/or debt crisis matters as they relate to their diagnosis also assisted by doctors and healthcare attorneys.

Living with Ostomy

Great Comebacks: Designed to raise awareness of quality of life issues for people living with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, colorectal cancer or other diseases that can lead to ostomy surgery

United Ostomy Associations of America: Organization to provide support, information and advocacy to ostomates and their caregivers.

Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurse Society: A professional nursing society, which supports its members by promoting educational, clinical and research opportunities to advance the practice and guide the delivery of expert health care to individuals with wounds, ostomies and incontinence.