This page on Cancer resources provides information with a wide variety of approaches to cancer care, including basic treatment and research information, healthy lifestyle changes, complementary/alternative medicine, and public advocacy.
The UCSF Cancer Center treats all forms of cancer and is the only Northern California center which has received the prestigious designation of "comprehensive" from the National Cancer Institute. The center does innovative research into genetic, cellular and immune system causes and responses to cancer, and ranks first in California and sixth nationwide in National Cancer Institute research grants.
The National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health offers information on all types of cancer, cancer health and treatment topics, and clinical trials and other forms of research. A particularly important feature is PDQ - NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database, which gathers and summarizes cancer information of many types and sources.
- Includes information on research programs, funding, clinical trials, and statistics
- Provides access to Physician Data Query (PDQ) database
- Offers consumer health information, including support resources and treatment options
This American Cancer Society site offers information on types of cancers and their treatment, health and diet, prevention and early detection, cancer news, and locally available resources and cancer survivors' networks.
Produced by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, this site offers information on cancer types, coping and survivorship, and publications and meetings. This site also offers a "Find an Oncologist" page with advice, criteria and resources for cancer care.
CancerCare, a national nonprofit organization providing free professional cancer support services, offers information on online, telephone and face-to-face support groups, treatment and counseling services and educational programs.