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Cancer Information on the Internet

Cancer Information on the Internet

This appendix highlights selected websites that are developed especially for oncology professionals, researchers, and patients with cancer.

American Cancer Society (ACS)
www.cancer.org Basic resources, including the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Facts & Figures 2011, are readily available from the home page.

American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS)
www.apos-society.org Psychological services/counseling from the American Psychosocial Oncology Society. APOS provides a helpline for patients, in addition to other tools and resources for health professionals.

American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO)
www.astro.org ASTRO represents the medical and scientific professionals who use radiation therapy to treat patients with cancer and other diseases.

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
www.asco.org Healthcare professionals can access ASCO policies, clinical guidelines, publications, and a searchable database of abstracts.

www.cancer.net Patient information is available on more than 120 types of cancer and cancer-related syndromes.

American Society of Hematology (ASH)
www.hematology.org A comprehensive collection of articles and reviews on hematologic malignancies may be found at the ASH website.

www.cancernetwork.com An excellent source of reliable cancer information with free access to the full text of over 6,000 peer-reviewed medical journal articles from the pages of ONCOLOGY; and the full text of this handbook, Cancer Management: A Multidisciplinary Approach, is also available.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov CDC maintains several websites for health professionals, researchers, and the public.

www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/ Information on CDC cancer prevention programs.

www.centerwatch.com A worldwide directory of more than 41,000 active industry and government-sponsored trials with independent review board (IRB) approval.

Coalition of National Cancer Cooperative Groups
www.cancertrialshelp.org Use “TrialCheck” to locate ongoing clinical trials among the Coalition’s cooperative groups: CALGB, ECOG, NCCTG, NSABP, POG, and RTOG.

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
www.cancer.gov The NCI’s vast website provides information suitable to clinical practitioners, researchers, patients, and the general public. Among the cancer resources available from the home page are:

www.cancer.gov/cancerinfo/pdq Peer-reviewed, frequently updated summaries on cancer treatment, screening, prevention, genetics, and supportive care.

www.cancer.gov/researchandfunding A directory of NCI research tools and funding opportunities (human, animal, and genomic) for cancer researchers.

www.cancer.gov/statistics Statistical databases and resources, including cancer incidence by gender, race, ethnicity, and type of cancer.

www.cancer.gov/aboutnci/cis The Cancer Information Service offers reliable information for patients with cancer. CIS also offers a toll-free phone service (1-800-4-CANCER) for the public in English and Spanish.

www.clinicaltrials.gov A registry of approximately 25,000 clinical studies.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
www.nccn.org The NCCN website provides access to the NCCN’s current Clinical Practice Guidelines, links to ongoing clinical trials at member institutions, and a directory of physicians for referrals.

Oncology Nursing Society
www.ons.org ONS is a professional organization of over 37,000 registered nurses and other healthcare providers dedicated to excellence in patient care, education, research, and administration in oncology nursing.

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed PubMed offers selected cancer topic searches for more than 100 different cancer topics.

www.searchmedica.com SearchMedica’s index contains well over 1,000 websites organized into numerous therapeutic categories, including cancer. SearchMedica allows users to refine results by content category such as Research/Reviews, Practical Articles and News, Patient Education Materials, and Practice Guidelines.

Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO)
www.sio.org The Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) is a multidisciplinary organization for health professionals committed to the study and application of complementary therapies and botanicals for cancer patients.

Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (SEER)
http://seer.cancer.gov The NCI’s SEER program collects and publishes cancer incidence and survival data from population-based cancer registries covering approximately 26% of the US population.

Additional Resources
www.aacr.org American Association for Cancer Research

www.acr.org The American College of Radiology

www.askcnet.org/dataq/cancer.htm State and regional cancer registries

www.leukemia-lymphoma.org The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

www.mdlinx.com/HemeOncLinx MdLinx provides daily summaries of hematology/oncology articles culled from a wide variety of professional publications.

www.mskcc.org/aboutherbs An excellent resource for information on commonly used herbs and botanicals from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center site. General information on health-related frauds can be found at www.quackwatch.org.

www.naaccr.org North American Association of Central Cancer Registries

www.nidcr.nih.gov/oralhealth/topics/cancertreatment Resources on cancer treatment and oral health for health professionals and patients.

www.oncolink.com News articles, fact sheets, and annotated links to cancer-related information at other websites; maintained by The University of Pennsylvania.

International Resources
www.eortc.be European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer

www.iarc.fr International Agency for Research on Cancer

www.macmillan.org.uk Macmillan Cancer Support

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