American Cancer Society (ACS) www.cancer.org
A nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting cancer through research, education, patient service, advocacy, and rehabilitation. This site provides in-depth information on every major cancer type, access to recent news articles, and additional on- and off-line resources. The site also includes a directory of medical resources, links to other cancer-related sites, resources for media representatives, and information on the Society's research grants program, advocacy efforts, and special events. 800.ACS.2345
This patient information Web site sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is designed to help patients and families make informed health care decisions. The site provides information on more than 120 types of cancer and cancer-related syndromes, clinical trials, coping, side effects, a "Find an Oncologist" database, message boards, patient support organizations, and more. (English and Spanish)
This Web site, sponsored by Emory University, was designed to empower cancer patients, cancer survivors, students, health workers, and others with a better understanding of the disease process and current approaches to cancer detection, diagnosis, and treatment. No assumptions are made about previous knowledge of cancer or biology.
National Cancer Institute (NCI) www.cancer.gov
The National Cancer Institute site is a comprehensive consumer and professional resource on the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer; rehabilitation from cancer; and the continuing care of cancer patients and their families. In addition, the National Cancer Institute provides information about grant and funding opportunities, plans for cancer research, and training programs for cancer investigators. 800.4.CANCER
Save Your Skin Foundation www.saveyourskin.ca
A community of volunteers determined to eliminate melanoma through research and education, and dedicated to those touched by it.