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.

American Cancer Society
National Cancer Institute

Cancer Care

Cancer Help UK
A comprehensive site from the UK

Cancer Information Service
National Cancer Institute

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

Has a great in-depth section on Cancer Genetics.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

OncoLink: University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center

Understanding Gene Testing
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, and National Cancer Institute

Understanding Gene Testing
National Cancer Institute

Colon Cancer:
CDC Factsheets
Colon Cancer for doctors
Basic Colon Screening for Patients
More Colon Cancer Screening for Patients

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.

Colon Cancer Information from and the National Institute of Health present:
What You Need To Know About™ Cancer of the Colon and Rectum

National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance

Breast Cancer:
Breast Cancer The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Breast Cancer Home page

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.

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.

FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
Focuses on BRCA mutations and has Jewish-related resources.

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

National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations

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.

Linking Young Jewish Women in Their Fight Against Breast Cancer

Y-me National Breast Cancer Organization

Young Survival Coalition

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

This page last updated on January 10, 2003.