Resource Guide: Cancer

A
list of useful online resources to help you in your professional research and
educational needs

Imperial
Cancer Research Fund
www.imperialcancer.co.uk

One
of the leading cancer organisations, this is an extremely thorough yet
straightforward site, the first port of call for anyone seeking to find out
more about cancer. Includes a huge amount of information, as well as a very
easy-to-use search engine to gain information about specific forms of cancer,
as well as a glossary and a list of FAQs.

Cancer
Research Campaign
www.crc.org.uk

Another
hugely detailed web site. It is extremely accessible and includes details on
current research and development, types of cancers and details about treatment,
as well as basic and easy-to-digest background about cancer itself. It also
provides information about various research available that could prove useful
for OH departments.

The
Guide to Internet Resources for Cancer
www.cancerindex.org

Aims
to provide an overview of internet resources for cancer and provide hyperlinks
to some of the key cancer-related web pages, including 126 links to UK
cancer-related sites alone. If you can’t find what you are looking for here,
chances are you won’t find it anywhere.

CancerNet
www.cancernet.nci.nih.gov

Web
site of the National Cancer Institute of America, this provides a comprehensive
database, links of doctors and organisations that provide cancer care, fact
sheets and publications regarding treatment, prevention, rehabilitation and
quality-of-life issues.

CancerNet
UK Information Database
www.graylab.ac.uk/cancernet

Site
includes prevention advice, risk facts and drug information, as well as a list
of links to other cancer sites in the UK.

Cancer
Help UK
www.cancerhelp.org.uk

A
site from the Institute of Cancer Studies at the Medical School at the
University of Birmingham. Includes details of current research, treatments and
an interactive forum for those with cancer.

The
Institute of Cancer Research
www.icr.ac.uk

Working
in partnership with the Royal Marsden NHS Trust, one of the UK’s leading cancer
hospitals, this site includes a fully updated news page, and some extremely
usable information about types of cancer, and male cancers in particular. Also
has a comprehensive list of links, including details of self-help and support
groups across the UK.

The
Prostate Cancer Charity
www.prostate-cancer.org.uk

UK
charity aiming to improve the health and welfare of all those affected by
prostate cancer. It includes details on signs and symptoms, diagnosis, a
treatment overview, a list of reading materials, details on prevention and
diet, FAQs and some useful links to other relevant sites.

Marie
Curie Cancer Care
www.mariecurie.org.uk

UK’s
largest cancer care charity that provides free nursing care for cancer
sufferers.

Ovacome
– UK Ovarian Cancer Support Network
www.ovacome.org.uk

UK-wide
support group for those with ovarian cancer.

Childhood
Cancer Research Group
www.ccrg.ox.ac.uk

Details
about current research plus a guide to resources available on childhood
cancers.

NHS
Cancer Screening Programmes
www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk

MacMillan
Cancer Relief
www.macmillan.org.uk

Gives
information about support available in local areas. Users of the site can order
leaflets on a number of cancer types via the web site.

Cancer
Prevention Trust UK
www.cancerpreventionresearch.org.uk

Leukaemia
Research Fund
www.leukaemia-research.org.uk

Compiled
by Kate Rouy

This
listing is not exhaustive and the journal welcomes further additions from
readers as well as suggestions for further topics of interest to include in
this series

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