Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee is a magnificent “biography” of cancer – from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it, to a radical new understanding of its essence. It won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction.

Since 1993, Cancer for College, has provided need-based college scholarships and educational experiences to cancer survivors. Cancer for College provides a number of different scholarship offers in different regions of the United States.

The Ruth Cheatham Foundation Scholarship Program is designed to provide funding to cancer patients and cancer survivors between the ages of 17 and 26 who wish to continue their education through an accredited undergraduate school, trade school or graduate school. Scholarships will be awarded to applicants based on financial need and personal hardship.

The Beyond the Cure Ambassador Scholarship Program is sponsored by the National Children’s Cancer Society. These scholarships are for childhood cancer survivors who have demonstrated the ability to overcome the difficult challenges of cancer with determination and motivation. Fifty-eight $3,500 scholarships are awarded each academic year. Applications must be a cancer survivor under the age of 25 and accepted into post-secondary school for the upcoming school year.

Chemocare is designed to provide the latest information about chemotherapy to patients and their families, caregivers and friends. The information on Chemocare.com is provided by the medical professionals at Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center. The content is updated frequently with the latest and most up-to-date chemotherapy related information.

MolecularMatch provides physicians, nurse navigators, or patients information on specific treatments for specific mutations and cancers. They match a patient’s personalized patient details to clinical trials, targeted therapies and immunotherapies, and provide linkages to related literature and publications.

Make-A-Wish strives to grant the wish of every child under age 18 diagnosed with a critical illness. A wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a critical illness. At the time of referral to the Make-A-Wish program, children must be diagnosed with a critical illness, be older than 2½ years and younger than 18, and have not received a wish from another wish-granting organization.

Just A Break From Cancer gives adults with cancer a “Just-a-Break” from cancer (from a nice night out, to a couple days “get-a-way”) at no charge to patients with advanced stage cancer. They currently are operating in the Ogden, St. George and Salt Lake City areas, but expect to be expanding soon to Logan and Provo as well as to Chicago, New Orleans, and Las Vegas areas.

Inheritance Of Hope strives to inspire hope in young families facing the loss of a parent. They take families facing the loss of a parent on a life-changing Legacy Retreat®, an all expenses-paid experience where families create lifelong memories and receive tools to navigate the challenges of terminal illness.