Trustworthy Sites Recommended by the
Medical Library Association & the Delaney Medical Library at Valley View Hospital
National Cancer Institute (NCI) – https://www.cancer.gov/types
Extensive information on types of cancer, treatments, coping with cancer, a dictionary of cancer terms, the NCI drug dictionary, cancer statistics, clinical trials, cancer prevention, genetics, and fulltext of NCI fact sheets form this important website. There is a link to PDQ (Physicians Data Query) which is NCI’s comprehensive databases of cancer information and treatment for physicians. A telephone help line, live online chat service and email help support the extensive information found here. Information is also available in Spanish. The A to Z list of types of cancer, linking to related information, is at http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/alphalist/a-d.
MedlinePlus – Cancer – http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/cancer.html
From the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
Overviews, diagnosis, symptoms, treatment, alternative therapy, and more.
Association of Cancer Online Resources (http://www.acor.org/) has a mission to provide “varied and credible” information to cancer patients and those who care for them through the “creation and maintenance of cancer-related Internet mailing lists and Web-based resources.” ACOR currently offers access to nearly 100 public email cancer support groups, as well as ACOR-supported Web sites.
Cancer Care, Inc. (http://www.cancercare.org/) is a nonprofit organization “whose mission is to provide free professional help to people with all cancers through counseling, education, information and referral, and direct financial assistance.” Maintains links to support, educational, treatment, and information services. Site is also available in Spanish.
The American Cancer Society – http://www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp
Extensive information on all aspects of cancer for health information seekers, patients, families, friends, survivors, and health professionals.
Families of Children with Cancer (http://www.fcco.org/resources.html) , located in Toronto, Canada, is a support and advocacy group for families living with the effects of childhood cancer. Its Web page has a wide variety of links to Internet information sources on pediatric cancer including basic information, treatment and research centers, community organizations, personal Web pages, and a chat support line.
Intercultural Cancer Council (http://iccnetwork.org/ ). Produced at the Texas Medical Center in Houston, this Web page has as its goal the elimination of “the unequal burden of cancer among racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations in the United States.” It provides news, press releases, links to cancer information sites, and a calendar of upcoming events.
Oncolink (https://oncolink.org/) is a collection of Internet resources on the prevention and treatment of cancer maintained by the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center. Includes news, book reviews, disease, and patient support links.
Women’s Cancer Network (http://www.wcn.org/) is the official site of the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation – physicians “dedicated to preventing, detecting and conquering cancer in women.” It has information on the organization, the types of cancer that affect women, cancer risks for women, and a search engine to locate gynecologic oncologists. There are also links to related sites, publications, and support groups.
Complementary / Alternative Treatments
Cancer Alternative Therapy – MedlinePlus – National Library of Medicine http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/canceralternativetherapy.html
Office of Cancer Complimentary & Alternative Medicine – National Cancer Institute – http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/cam
The Biology of Cancer