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American Cancer Society (ACS)
The ACS is a nationwide community-based voluntary health organization. Its website and the ACS free phone line provide information on cancer treatment, early detection, and prevention, as well as cancer statistics and information on a variety of services available to cancer patients and their families.

Asian Pacific Islander Cancer Education Materials Tool
This tool provides links to cancer-related information resources in Asian and Pacific Islander languages.

This site for patients, their families, and friends is provided by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The site has an overview of cancer as well as detailed information on many types of cancer. It also gives access to ASCO resources, including treatment guidelines and research abstracts from annual ASCO meetings.

This site, a joint project of the Children’s Oncology Group and the National Childhood Cancer Foundation, offers an overview of childhood cancer as well as specific information for childhood cancer patients, their families, and health professionals.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ healthfinder® is a free gateway to reliable consumer health information. It links to online publications, clearinghouses, databases, websites, and support and self-help groups, as well as to government agencies and nonprofit organizations that produce reliable information for the public.

LIVESTRONG provides services and resources to people and families affected by cancer and empowers communities to take action in the fight against this disease. Its website includes information on a broad range of cancer survivorship topics, including physical, emotional, and practical topics.

MedlinePlus: Cancers
This is a cancer-specific section of MedlinePlus, an online service of the National Library of Medicine. MedlinePlus gives access to medical literature and other health information and has numerous links to other sites.

OncoLink, from the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, presents cancer information for patients and health care professionals.

ASCO: Abstracts
Search the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO’s) database of annual meeting abstracts of clinical cancer research results.

American Cancer Society (ACS): Statistics
This resource is part of the main ACS website. It offers statistics on cancer occurrence, including the number of deaths and cases, and how long people survive after diagnosis.

CDC: National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR)
State and national cancer data from NPCR and other sources.

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
AACR is a scientific society of laboratory and clinical cancer researchers. Its website contains information on AACR membership, meetings, journals, and conferences.

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
ASCO is a professional organization of health-care practitioners who have a predominant interest in oncology. Its website includes links to publications and information on clinical practice guidelines and ASCO meetings and policies.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
NIH is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It consists of 27 institutes and centers that conduct medical research for the Federal Government.