2010-09-30 / Local & State

Where To Get Help Paying For Costly Cancer Drugs

By The Associated Press

Even as new cancer treatments offer hope for some, their cost is out of reach for many. Tens of thousands of people seek help from drug companies and charities that provide free medicines or cover copays for people who can't afford it.

Here is a list of places to seek help:

Genentech: www.GenentechAccessSolutions. com

Novartis: http://www.patientassistancenow. com

Patient Advocate Foundation, 800-532-5274, www.patientadvocate.org

CancerCare, 866-552-6729 www.cancercarecopay.org

Chronic Disease Fund, 877-968-7233, www.cdfund.org

Healthwell Foundation, 800-675-8416, www.healthwellfoundation. org

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 877-557-2672 www.LLS.org/copay

National Organization for Rare Disorders 800-999-6673 www.rarediseases.org

Patient Access Network Foundation, 866-316-7263, www.panfoundation.org

Patient Advocate Foundation, 866-512-3861 www.copays.org

Patient Services Inc., 800- 366-7741 .patientservicesinc.org

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