Cancer Information on the Internet

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

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

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

American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) 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) 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) Healthcare professionals can access ASCO policies, clinical guidelines, publications, and a searchable database of abstracts. Patient information is available on more than 120 types of cancer and cancer-related syndromes.

American Society of Hematology (ASH) A comprehensive collection of articles and reviews on hematologic malignancies may be found at the ASH website. 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) CDC maintains several websites for health professionals, researchers, and the public. Information on CDC cancer prevention programs. 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 Use “TrialCheck” to locate ongoing clinical trials among the Coalition’s cooperative groups: CALGB, ECOG, NCCTG, NSABP, POG, and RTOG.

National Cancer Institute (NCI) 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: Peer-reviewed, frequently updated summaries on cancer treatment, screening, prevention, genetics, and supportive care. A directory of NCI research tools and funding opportunities (human, animal, and genomic) for cancer researchers. Statistical databases and resources, including cancer incidence by gender, race, ethnicity, and type of cancer. 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. A registry of approximately 25,000 clinical studies.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) 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 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. PubMed offers selected cancer topic searches for more than 100 different cancer topics. 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) 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) 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 American Association for Cancer Research The American College of Radiology State and regional cancer registries The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society MdLinx provides daily summaries of hematology/oncology articles culled from a wide variety of professional publications. 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 North American Association of Central Cancer Registries Resources on cancer treatment and oral health for health professionals and patients. News articles, fact sheets, and annotated links to cancer-related information at other websites; maintained by The University of Pennsylvania.

International European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer International Agency for Research on Cancer Macmillan Cancer Support