Resource Links

The doctors, nurses and staff at the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders are proud to work with a number of different organizations and foundations to provide the best possible treatments for our patients.

Below are a few of the organizations who support our team as we work together to ensure our children and their families receive the most complete and compassionate care.

Click here for more information on the Capital Region Childhood Cancer Coalition.

Capital Region Childhood
Cancer Coalition

As a collaborative team, the CRCCC strives to educate, inform and provide solutions on local childhood cancer issues, support children afflicted with cancer, their families and the Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center.

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Click here for more information from the National Cancer Institute.

       National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute supports a variety of programs focused on the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.

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Click here for more information on the Children's Oncology Group.

Children's Oncology Group

The Children’s Oncology Group (COG), a National Cancer Institute supported clinical trials group, is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to childhood and adolescent cancer research.

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Click here for more information on Ronald McDonald House Charities.

      Ronald McDonald House
  Charities of the Capital Region

The Ronald McDonald House provides a "home away from home" for families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at Albany Med and other hospitals as well as provides the Ronald McDonald House Family Room at the Children's Hospital.

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 National Hemophilia Foundation

The National Hemophilia Foundation is dedicated to finding better treatments and cures for inheritable bleeding disorders and to preventing the complications of these disorders through education, advocacy and research.

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 Sickle Cell Disease Association
                   of America

The SCDAA assists in improving the quality of health, life and services for individuals, families and communities affected by sickle cell disease and related conditions, while promoting the search for a cure.

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Click here for more information on the American Cancer Society

      American Cancer Society

For nearly 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. In addition to helping people stay well and get well, finding cures, and fighting back against cancer, the Capital Region ACS also supports the Hope Club.

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Click here for more information on CancerCare.

              Cancer Care

CancerCare provides free, professional support services to individuals, families, caregivers, and the bereaved to help them cope with and manage the emotional and practical challenges of cancer.

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Click here for more information on Candlelighters.


Candlelighters provides emotional, educational, and practical support to children with cancer and their families. In addition, Candlelighters helps promote childhood cancer awareness, and the need for childhood cancer education and research.

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Click here for more information on the St. Baldrick's Foundation.

St. Baldrick's Foundation

The St. Baldrick's Foundation supports research efforts to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.

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Click here to watch videos from the St. Baldrick's head shaving event.

American Childhood Cancer Organization

The ACCO is a certified non-profit organization focused on research and support of those affected by childhood cancers.

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Double H Ranch
Camp Sunshine
Cindy's Comfort Camp

Teen and Sibling Resources

Diagnoses Specific Web Sites
Brain Tumors
National Brain Tumor Fund
Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
Children's Brain Tumor Foundation

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 
Childhood Leukemia Foundation

           Local Foundations

Amazing Gracie's Gift Foundation

Brave Will Foundation

Catie Hoch Foundation

Tyler DeMarco Foundation

Green Drakkoman Foundation

Maddie's Mark Foundation

Myles of Smiles Foundation

Nick's Fight to be Healed

Rosie's Love

Team Teagan

Starlight Foundation

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