- Internet Guides
- Internet Sites
- Organizations, Associations, and Agencies
- Consumer Health Information
- Databases
- Dictionaries, Directories, and Encyclopedias
- Electronic Newsletters and Journals

Internet Guides
Cancer News on the Net
Links to news sources for cancer information from USA Today, MSNBC, and Yahoo News Headline
Matches. It links to many other cancer related sites.
A gateway to recent and accurate information from the National Cancer Institute.
Hardin Meta Directory of Internet Health Sources
A service of the Hardin Library at the University of Iowa this is a directory that links to sites of quality.
Healthfinder® Cancer Guide
This site is a gateway to selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, and web sites.
Most of the links are to government agencies, associations and educational institutions.
A comprehensive site with links to more than 400 Web sites. It lists associations, foundations, societies,
publications, institutes and more. It is international in scope and is organized by the Emory University
Health Sciences Center Library
OncoLink, developed by the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center, offers comprehensive information
about specific types of cancer, updates on cancer treatments and news about research advances.
Provides information at various levels, from introductory to in-depth.
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Internet Sites
ACS Statistics for 2002
Statistical publications of the American Cancer Society; Cancer Facts & Figures 2002 (issues availalble
start with 1997), Cancer Prevention & Early Detection Facts & Figures and Breast Cancer Facts & Figures
Atlas of Cancer Mortality in the United States: 1950-94
Mortality data from the National Center for Health Statistics, population estimates from the Census
Bureau and more than 250 computerized color-coded maps showing variations in cancer rates.
Cancer Mondial
Data on cancer incidence, mortality and survival thoughout the world provided by the International Agency
for Research on Cancer.
Management of Cancer Pain: Summary Report
An independent evidence report prepared by the New England Medical Center Evidence-based Practice
Center (EPC) under contract to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The link to the
full-text of each volume is available at the end of the summary, as is the phone number for requesting a
free print copy.
Management of Cancer Symptoms: Pain, Depression, and Fatigue Summary Report
An evidence report prepared for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality by the New England
Medical Center Evidence-based Practice Center. Information on obtaining print copies free of charge is
available at the end of the summary. The summary contains a link to the full report.
National Cancer Institute News Center
A site designed to help science writiers and reporters find information about cancer research and the
National Cancer Institute. It has news releases and inks to many agencies and sources of information.
NIH Studies: Oncology
A listing of government-funded clinical trials in oncology, being conducted by the various National Institutes
of Health at the Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center at NIH.
The Official International Calendar of Cancer
A calendar of international cancer conferences
WebMD Health
WebMD has information of interest to consumers, nurses, physicians, and other health professionals. It
contains information on diseases and conditions, drugs and herbs, self-care, clinical trials, health and
wellness, and more.
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Organizations, Associations, and Agencies
American Cancer Society
American College of Radiation Oncology
ASCO/American Society of Clinical Oncology
International Union Against Cancer
A global cancer organization with members and activities covering all aspects of cancer control. It is an independent, international, non-governmental association of more than 285 member cancer fighting organizations in 86 countries.
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
A division of the World Health Organization, IARC's mission is to coordinate and conduct research on the causes of human cancer and to develop scientific strategies for cancer control. IARC disseminates scientific information through publications, meetings, courses, and fellowships.
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Consumer Health Information
American Institute for Cancer Research
A strong focus on prevention,education, diet and nutrition is featured. This site offers news, research updates, recipes and full-text publications.
Ask NOAH About:Cancer
NOAH (New York Online Access to Health) seeks to provide high quality full-text health information for consumers that is accurate, timely, relevant and unbiased. NOAH currently supports English and Spanish.
BioImmune Cancer Directory
Information on types of cancers with links to research, clinical trials and treatment (both traditional and complementary). Information on emotional and coping issues and access to support groups. This is a proprietary site.
Young People With Cancer: A Handbook for Parents
A guide for the parent of a young person with cancer. It addresses some of the most common questions about cancer in the young, combining medical information with practical suggestions. Special consideration is given to the emotional impact of cancer on patients and family members.
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CancerNet Databases
Four databases are available through CancerNet: Cancer Information, ClinicalTrials (PDQ), CANCERLIT and Cancer Genetics Service Directory.
Provides patients, family members and members of the public current information about clinical research studies..
National Guideline Clearinghouse - Neoplasms
The National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC) is a comprehensive database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents produced by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) (formerly the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research [AHCPR]), in partnership with the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Association of Health Plans (AAHP).
Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)
An authorative source of information on cancer incidence and survival in the United States. Information on more than 2.5 million cancer cases is included in the SEER database
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Dictionaries, Directories, and Encyclopedias
Cancer Registries on the Web
This page is maintained by the Rotterdam Cancer Registry to facilitate communication between cancer registries. It is a directory of international cancer registries.
Dictionary of Cancer Terms
Definitions of an extensive listing of medical and cancer terminology
Merriam Webster Medical Dictionary
On-line Medical Dictionary
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Electronic Newsletters and Journals
Tables of contents, abstracts and some full text back to 1999 from JNCI. JNCI Cancer Spectrum integrates the Journal with other sources of cancer information, including abstracts and full text from other journals, cancer statistics, and drug information. Links to databases include Cochrane Review abstracts, antineoplastic drugs from PDR, and PDQ Cancer Information Summaries.
Journals on the Internet: oncology and hematology
A listing, with links to the Web sites, of more than 150 journals related to oncology and hematology. Many require a fee to access the article. Site usability and quality varies.
New England Journal of Medicine Breast Cancer Collection
A collection of articles related to the topic of breast cancer published in The New England Journal of Medicine since the first issue of 1996. The full text of the Journal is available online for all subscribers to the print version. Full text of Original Articles and Special Articles becomes available to all registered users six months after the publication date.
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