WASHINGTON--Cancer advocacy groups, institutions, publishers, and professional
organizations are rapidly making the World Wide Web a major source of cancer
and other health-related information.
A new government web site called "healthfinder" (http://healthfinder.gov)
offers hyperlinks to more than 550 other web sites, as well as links to
nearly 500 selected on-line documents, answers to often-asked questions,
and access to data bases and web search engines by topic and agency.
The full text of all manuscripts in the American Cancer Society journal
Cancer is now available on-line free of charge until August 31,
1997, at http://journals.wiley.com/cancer. After that date, access to full
texts will be available only to paid subscribers of the print version,
but abstracts and tables of contents will remain open to all.
George Washington University Medical Center's 1997 Frontiers in Biomedicine
Grand Rounds lectures are available on GlaxoWellcome Healthcare Education's
HELIX site at www.helix.com.
The Oncology Nursing Society has added an oncology news application
to its website (http://www.ons.org), offering daily wire stories, press
releases, and original coverage of oncology and general medical news collected
from hundreds of national and international sources. The news service is
being supported by a grant from Pharmacia & Upjohn.
Finally, additional features are being added to PRR Inc.'s Cancer Information
Network site (www.cancernetwork.com), including a daily version of Oncology
News International and hyperlinks to over 600 cancer-related websites.