Cancer Guidelines and Statistics
Using search engines to find information on the type of cancer you or your family member is dealing will literally bring up millions of pages. The information can be quite overwhelming. Even harder than going through them is discerning between reliable information and misinformation. The following links are some of the most reliable sources you can access.
2012 Cancer Statistics
- American Society of Clinical Oncology – The American Society of Clinical Oncology is a non-profit organization founded in 1964 with the overarching goals of improving cancer care and prevention. Nearly 30,000 oncology practitioners belong to ASCO, representing all oncology disciplines and subspecialties. Members include physicians and health-care professionals in all levels of the practice of oncology.
- American Cancer Society – The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has 12 chartered Divisions, more than 900 local offices nationwide, and a presence in more than 5,100 communities.
- National Cancer Institute, Office of Cancer Survivorship – The mission of the Office of Cancer Survivorship (OCS) is to enhance the quality and length of survival of all persons diagnosed with cancer and to minimize or stabilize adverse effects experienced during cancer survivorship.
- RT Answers – To help you and your family better understand the treatment options, members of ASTRO, the American Society for Radiation Oncology, created this Web site to explain to patients, their families and the public how doctors called radiation oncologists use radiation therapy to treat cancer safely and effectively.
- San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium – For thirty-four years, the symposium’s mission has been to provide state-of-the-art information on breast cancer research. From a one-day regional conference the symposium has grown to a five-day program attended by a broad international audience of academic and private researchers and physicians from over 90 countries.
- National Comprehensive Cancer Network Guidelines – The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of 21 of the world’s leading cancer centers, is dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients with cancer. Through the leadership and expertise of clinical professionals at NCCN Member Institutions, NCCN develops resources that present valuable information to the numerous stakeholders in the health care delivery system.
- UpToDate – UpToDate® is an evidence-based knowledge system authored by physicians to help clinicians make the right decisions at the point of care. All UpToDate content is written and edited by a global community of 4,800 physicians, world-renowned experts in their specialties.
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