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.