Cancer

General Cancer Sites:
Association of Cancer Online Resources Provides access to mailing lists, support groups, and other resources for free. Listing of treatment options, clinical trials, publications, and cancer alliances.
http://www.acor.org/

American Cancer Society
http://www.cancer.org/

Cancer.gov
National Cancer Institute
http://www.cancer.gov

Cancer Care
http://www.cancercare.org

Cancer Help UK
A comprehensive site from the UK
http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk

Cancer Information Service
National Cancer Institute
http://cis.nci.nih.gov/

Center Watch: Clinical Trials Listing Service
Contains sections for patients and industry professionals.
http://www.centerwatch.com/
Clinical trials.gov
The U.S. National Institutes of Health, through its National Library of Medicine, has developed ClinicalTrials.gov to provide patients, family members and members of the public current information about clinical research studies.
http://www.clinicaltrials.gov

InTouch
Has a great in-depth section on Cancer Genetics.
http://www.intouchlive.com/

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
http://www.mskcc.org/

OncoLink: University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center
http://www.oncolink.com

Understanding Gene Testing
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, and National Cancer Institute
http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/AEPC/NIH/index.html

Understanding Gene Testing
National Cancer Institute
http://newscenter.cancer.gov/sciencebehind/genetesting/genetesting01.htm

Colon Cancer:
CDC Factsheets
Colon Cancer for doctors
http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/screenforlife/pdf/fs-professional.pdf
Basic Colon Screening for Patients
http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/screenforlife/pdf/fs-patient-basic.pdf
More Colon Cancer Screening for Patients
http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/screenforlife/pdf/fs-patient.pdf

Colon Cancer Alliance
Contains fact sheets, lists clinical trials and information about becoming involved with clinical trials, genetics, news, advocacy and legislative efforts, and information on support groups.
http://www.ccalliance.org

Colon Cancer Information from Cancer.gov:
http://www.cancer.gov/cancer_information/cancer_type/colon_and_rectal/

Cancer.gov and the National Institute of Health present:
What You Need To Know About™ Cancer of the Colon and Rectum
http://www.cancer.gov/cancer_information/doc_wyntk.aspx?viewid=b5ecd606-69f5-4e0b-87a7-20c8b9d8172d

National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance
http://www.nccra.org

Breast Cancer:
Breast Cancer Info.com: The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
http://www.breastcancerinfo.com/bhealth/

Cancer.gov- Breast Cancer Home page
http://www.cancer.gov/cancer_information/cancer_type/breast/

Genetics of Breast and Ovarian Cancer (PDQ®): Expert-reviewed information summary about the genetics of breast and ovarian cancer, including information about specific genes and family cancer syndromes. The summary also contains information about interventions that may influence the risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer in individuals who may be genetically susceptible to these diseases. Psychosocial issues associated with genetic testing are also discussed.
http://www.cancer.gov/cancer_information/doc_pdq.aspx?viewid=55F8764B-A9C1-4250-B6A7-E136AEB14FE4

Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Risk Fact Sheet A fact sheet about the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, what to do if a person tests positive for one of these alterations, and consequences of genetic testing.
http://cis.nci.nih.gov/fact/3_62.htm

FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
Focuses on BRCA mutations and has Jewish-related resources.
http://www.facingourrisk.org/

GENETIC TESTING AND THE ASHKENAZI JEWISH WOMAN: A Guide for the Informed Consumer
Download in PDF Format
By Sherry I. Brandt-Rauf, JD, MPhil
A Project of the Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York and the Center for the Study of Society and Medicine, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons
http://www.societyandmedicine.org/publications/GeneticTestingPub-SBR.asp

National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations
http://www.nabco.org/

National Breast Cancer Coalition
Advocacy organization tracks legislative activities, news about breast cancer, and fact sheets. Find out how your state representatives vote on related issues and read about activities and legislation on Capitol Hill. They are currently following Genetic Discrimination and Patients Bill of Rights, as well as many other issues.
http://www.natlbcc.org/

Sharsheret
Linking Young Jewish Women in Their Fight Against Breast Cancer
http://www.sharsheret.org/

Y-me National Breast Cancer Organization
http://www.y-me.org

Young Survival Coalition
http://www.youngsurvival.org

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
http://www.ovarian.org

This page last updated on January 10, 2003.