Cancer Information Websites

Every 24 hours, more than 40 children will receive a cancer diagnosis. However, the diagnosis of a major illness doesn’t mean that education must fall to the side. The Community for Accredited Online Schools is a comprehensive accreditation resource that provides prospective students and families with the tools needed to make well-informed decisions about their education.

The Support for College Students with Cancer guide includes extensive and empowering information, online resources, support organizations, and an inspiring ‘insider perspective’ from an incredible young student currently undergoing treatment for cancer.

The Cancer Information Service (CIS) is a national information and education network. It is a free public service of the National Cancer Institute, the Nation's primary agency for cancer research. CIS also has a toll-free telephone service offering trained counselors who provide accurate, up-to-date cancer information. (800) 4-CANCER [(800) 422-6237].

Cancer Treatment Resources includes an overview, stage-by-stage treatment options and side effects, genetic factors, clinical trials, statistics, and much more from the National Cancer Institute of the NIH.

Physician Data Query (PDQ) is a listing of current information on the latest types of cancer treatments and clinical trials, as well as on organizations and doctors involved in caring for people with cancer.

The NCI Cancer Research Portfolio web site provides a structure for searching, organizing, and analyzing research supported by NCI by organ/cancer site and/or by broad area of scientific interest.

The American Cancer Society has prevention tips, treatment options, a glossary, links to other cancer resources and much more.

People Living With Cancer is a web site developed by the American Society of Clinical Oncology to help patients and their families find accurate, reliable, and oncologist-approved information about cancer.

Center Watch is a clinical trials listing service that lists more than 41,000 industry- and government-sponsored clinical trials as well as new drug therapies recently approved by the FDA.

Cancer Clinical Trial Search is a search tool designed by the Coalition of National Cancer Cooperative Groups to assist you in locating cancer clinical trials.

Healthfinder allows you to search by cancer type for consumer-oriented resources and links to organizations. Information is compiled by the US Dept of Health and Human Services.

MEDLINEplus has consumer information from the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine. Includes overviews, resources, research, news, organizations, pictures/diagrams, and more.