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Links

Few important websites links providing excellent information in Oncology are as follows:

The National Cancer Institute Best Case Series Program: A Summary of Cases of Cancer Patients Treated With Unconventional Therapies in India
http://ict.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/01/22/1534735412473641

National Cancer Institute
U.S. National Institute of Health
http://www.cancer.gov

National Cancer Institute (NCI), and the office of Cancer Communication USA provide accurate cancer information for a broad audience. This website provides access to peer reviewed information about virtually every aspect of every common type of cancer.

Office of the Cancer Complementary and alternative Medicine
http://www.cancer.gov/cam/
The Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM) was established in October 1998 to coordinate and enhance the activities of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in the arena of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

International Union Against Cancer

http://www.uicc.org/
The International Union Against Cancer or UICC (French: Union Internationale Contre le Cancer) is the only non-governmental organization dedicated exclusively to the global control of cancer. Its vision is of a world where cancer is eliminated as a major life-threatening disease for future generations. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, the UICC unites more than 280 member organizations in over 90 countries in the global fight against cancer.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)

http://www.iarc.fr/

IARC is part of the World Health Organization. It’s mission is to coordinate and conduct research on the causes of human cancer, the mechanisms of carcinogenesis, and to develop scientific strategies for cancer prevention and control. The Agency is involved in both epidemiological and laboratory research and disseminates scientific information through publications, meetings, courses, and fellowships.

CancerIndex
http://www.CancerIndex.org

This British web site is noteworthy for its scale and effort to index the information provided. The web site is updated regularly and links are periodically verified using a link checker. The main page provides entry into five separate data indices and a ‘Quick Browse' function that links to information on the 20 most common type of cancer.

Oncolink
http://www.oncolink.com

Located at the University of Pennsylvania, is often cited as one of the best resources anywhere on the web. It indeed has much to offer for both the patient and the practicing physicians. Although much of the physician's specific information is copied directly from the NCI sit. However, it is presented in a way that is sometimes faster and easier to navigate.

IndiaCancer.org
http://www.indiacancer.org

Designed by the oncologists of Mumbai can be of great help to India cancer patients. The site is available in various different Indian languages.

NCI: Complementary and Alternative Medicine
http://www.cancer.gov/cancer_information/list
The US National Institute of Cancer's information on herbs and other alternative treatments has summaries where available and descriptions are hot-linked to an online glossary of terms.


MSKCC: herbs, botanicals, and other products
http://www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/11570.cfm

A user-friendly, searchable database of ‘objective information' for oncologists and health-care professional. This site offers clinical summaries for each agent; details about constituents, adverse effects, and interaction; and potential benefits or problem.


MD Anderson: complementary and integrative medicine
http://www.mdanderson.org/

This site aim to help patients and families decide whether and how to integrate complementary medicine into their treatment plans.

Leading recourse for mesothelioma
http://www.pleuralmesothelioma.com/ 

http://www.maacenter.org/

Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that occurs in the lining of the body's internal organs, a thin layer of cells known as the mesothelium, which gives mesothelioma its name. The primary cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos, though other factors, such as smoking may increase the likeliness of mesothelioma in certain individuals. Two sites i.e., Pleuralmesothelioma.com and http://www.maacenter.org/ offers the most comprehensive and current information on mesothelioma.

 

 

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