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Charles Murray, MD, FACPClinical Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology
University of Minnesota
Senior Research Consultant, Oncology Research
HealthSystems Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
Ivor Benjamin, MDAssistant Professor Director, Information Services
co-Editor-in-Chief, Oncolink
Division of Gynecologic Oncology, University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center


  • Medline Free Full Text Articles Search - "Antineoplastic Agents"
    5 star rating Free, full-text journal articles indexed in Medline with "Antineoplastic Agents" as a subject focus.
  • Medline Free Full Text Articles Search - "Medical Oncology"
    5 star rating Free, full-text, English language, clinically-focused journal articles indexed in Medline with "Medical Oncology" as a subject focus.
  • Medline Free Full Text Articles Search - "Neoplasms'
    5 star rating Free, full-text journal articles indexed in Medline with "Neoplasms" as a subject focus.
  • Cancer Medline Topic Searches
    4 star rating A collection of prepared Medline literature searches on various cancers and cancer topics. Produces links to cancer topic journal article citations and abstracts. Maintained by the National Cancer Institute.
  • National Cancer Institute Cancer Information Search
    4 star rating Search access to cancer-related resources sponsored by the US National Institutes of Health. Includes physician-oriented treatment statements(PDQs), patient support disease summaries, clinical trials updates, and Cancerlit global medical literature abstracts. Published and presented online by the National Cancer Institute of the NIH.
  • Primary Care & Cancer
    4 star rating REG Search access to news and short clinical articles on cancer prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and follow-up for primary care physicians, 1995-present. Free registration. Cancer Information Network.
  • Cancer Literature in PubMed
    3 star rating Search access to a database of more than 1.8 million cancer related bibliographic citations and abstracts from biomedical journals, meeting proceedings, books, reports, and doctoral theses from 1960 to the present.


  • International Union Against Cancer Press Releases
    5 star rating Constantly updated news releases regarding cancer topics from the UICC.
  • Medpage Today Medical News - Hematology Oncology
    5 star rating Professional-level analysis of breaking medical stories widely reported in the consumer media. Physicians and other healthcare professionals obtain free CME credits by completing associated educational programs.
  • National Cancer Institute Newscenter
    5 star rating Press releases and news updates that report new research discoveries, new treatment protocols, and changes in cancer management. National Institutes of Health.
  • News at Cancer
    5 star rating REG Daily news from newspapers and newswires, summaries from current medical journal literature reporting progress in cancer research and therapy, and new antineoplastic drugs. Free registration. SCP Communications, Inc. .
  • Oncology at
    5 star rating A directory of headline weblinks to US newspaper articles on Oncology.
  • Doctor's Guide Haematology and Oncology News
    4 star rating Medical and pharmaceutical industry news, product announcements and research developments from conferences, journals, and newswires.
  • Cancer Information Service News
    4 star rating Links to information from the National Cancer Institute and other Federal agencies. Information is provided on cancer issues in the media, advances in research, as well as news about cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment. CIS is a free public service of the National Cancer Institute, the Nation\s primary agency for cancer research.
  • Hem/Onc Today
    4 star rating REG Clinical news in hematology and oncology. Includes news, courses & meetings, professional marketplace, conference updates, industry links. Full text articles related to clinical practice and practice management in Adobe Acrobat, 2000-present. Searchable. Free registration. Slack Incorporated .
    4 star rating REG Links to abstracts and, if available, full text articles recently released at respected online sources such as the New England Journal of Medicine or the Journal of the American Medical Association. Full text access may require fee subscription. Free registration.
  • Medical News Today - Cancer / Oncology News
    4 star rating The latest medical and health news headlines directed to an international audience of health professionals. Includes articles and reports of pharmaceutical and biotechnology developments.
  • News from M.D.Anderson Cancer Center
    4 star rating News updates, press releases, short reports, publications related to cancer patients care and treatment. Searchable. University of Texas M.D Anderson Cancer Center.
  • OncoLink Cancer News
    4 star rating Oncolink, a renowned cancer-oriented web project, sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania, collects full text news updates on cancer research, drug development, and clinical care from medical journals, CNN, Reuters, etc.
  • "Network" International Cancer News
    3 star rating The newsletter of the International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research.
  • Cancer News from the Journal of Cancer Institute
    3 star rating REG Cancer news collected by this major cancer research journal. Free registration.
  • CancerTrack Cancer News
    3 star rating Selected newspaper article links on the pharmaceutical industry, specific cancers, etc.
  • Oncology News from Online Medical News
    3 star rating A directory of weblinks to sites that offer specialty-related news for medical professionals and patients.
  • RxPG "Cancer Risk Factors" News Summaries (India)
    3 star rating Physician-authored summaries of clinically-relevant news stories emerging in worldwide media.
  • RxPG "Cancer Therapy" News Summaries (India)
    3 star rating Physician-authored summaries of clinically-relevant news stories emerging in worldwide media.
  • Science Daily News - Cancer
    3 star rating News releases regarding medical research developments from universities, the National Science Foundation, NASA, and other scientific institutions. These announcements present new discoveries in therapeutics and disease management. ScienceDaily Magazine.
  • Science Daily News - Oncology
    3 star rating News releases regarding medical research developments from universities, the National Science Foundation, NASA, and other scientific institutions. These announcements present new discoveries in therapeutics and disease management. ScienceDaily Magazine.
  • Cancer News
    3 star rating News stories emerging on the Internet from online newspapers and magazines.
  • Cancer News
    3 star rating News stories emerging on the Internet from online newspapers and magazines.
  • Oncology News
    3 star rating News stories emerging on the Internet from online newspapers and magazines.
  • Cancer at
    2 star rating A directory of headline weblinks to US newspaper articles on cancer.
  • News
    2 star rating Created for patients and their loved ones, provides news, research, and information on cancer prevention, detection, and treatment.
  • Chemotherapy Daily Science News Updates from BrightSurf
    2 star rating A directory of news stories and press releases about scientific events and discoveries. Includes annotated links for additional background material. Updated daily.
  • Internal Medicine World Report - Oncology
    2 star rating A clinical newspaper with updates from major medical conferences and peer-reviewed journals. Published by Medical World Communications.
  • MedWire News - Oncology
    2 star rating The latest, most important findings in the fast-moving world of medical research and clinical trials from scans of the world's leading journals.
  • Oncology Daily Science News Updates from BrightSurf
    2 star rating A directory of news stories and press releases about scientific events and discoveries. Includes annotated links for additional background material. Updated daily.
  • Cancer News Headlines from
    1 star rating REG Subscription cancer news headline links from newspapers, magazines, science journals, and web resources. Fee registration.

Full Text / MultiMedia

  • PDQ - NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database
    5 star rating This National Cancer Institute effort includes summaries on cancer treatment, abstracts of clinical trials protocols, and directories of professionals and organizations who provide cancer care services.
  • PDQ Cancer Treatment Summaries at NCI
    5 star rating The National Cancer Institute's Physician Data Queries include peer-reviewed, constantly updated statements about the management of common cancers. Five editorial boards of oncology specialists review current literature from more than 70 journals, evaluate its relevance, and synthesize it into clear summaries. PDQs cover adult and pediatric treatment, supportive care, prevention, and genetics. These important statements regarding cancer care can be accessed at the NCI's Cancernet site under the link for "health professionals".
  • Medscape Hematology-Oncology
    5 star rating REG An online, peer-reviewed forum including clinical articles, conference reports, and case reports that cover issues affecting the care of patients presenting with cancer and its complications. Free registration. Medscape, Inc.
  • "Oncology" Powerpoint Lectures
    5 star rating Powerpoint lectures that discuss the use of journal impact factors in quantitatively assessing the importance of medical journals based upon the frequency that their articles are cited. collected by the Google search service.
  • Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology (France)
    5 star rating A database of concise reviews concerning genetic-related cancers: incidence, clinical course, pathophysiologic characteristics, neoplastic risk, prognosis, gene location, cytogenetics, and inheritance. The resource is well-developed and maintained. It offers weblinks to related reference articles and resources. Infobiogen and University Hospital of Poitiers, France.
  • Best Practice of Medicine - Oncology
    5 star rating Continuously updated disease reviews designed to quickly answer the questions of busy clinicians and offer targeted recommendations on primary care medical conditions and symptoms.
  • CA - A Cancer Journal for Clinicians
    5 star rating A peer-reviewed journal covering cancer diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. This journal earned the highest "impact factor" among cancer journals for 9 out of 10 years. Offers original articles, news. and CME articles with quizzes. American Cancer Society.
  • Cancer at Bandolier
    5 star rating Advice about treatments or diseases based on systematic reviews of studies and trials.
  • Cancer Chemotherapy Protocols at the BC Cancer Agency
    5 star rating Summaries of treatment protocols for various cancers in current use at various British Columbia cancer centers. This website is maintained by the British Columbia Cancer Agency Systemic Therapy Program.
  • Cancer Control-Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
    5 star rating Single theme issues include original articles, clinical research protocols, and editorials on cancer treatment, prevention and control. Free access to full text. H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.
  • Cancer Mondial
    5 star rating A website that provides information on the occurrence of cancer world-wide with graphs and charts on mortality and survival. International Agency for Research on Cancer World Health Organization (IARC) and International Association of Cancer Registries.
  • Cancer Mortality Maps & Graphs at NCI
    5 star rating Interactive maps, graphs, text, tables and figures showing geographic patterns and time trends of cancer death rates. National Cancer Institute, NIH.
  • Cancer Statistics from the American Cancer Society
    5 star rating Up-to-date cancer disease summaries and relevant statistics that include graphical data reporting incidence, risk factors, survival, and mortality.
  • Cell Biology and Cancer at Rediscovering Biology
    5 star rating This companion to a public television video series offers in-depth content, videos, animations, and interactive experiences to help viewers deepen their understanding of new developments in the field of biology. Annenberg Foundation.
  • CURE Cancer Updates Research & Education
    5 star rating A quarterly magazine that combines the science and humanity of cancer for those who have to deal with it on a daily basis. CURE provides scientific information in easy-to-understand language with equally understandable illustrations. It is published by CURE Media Group, LP.
  • FDA Oncology Tools
    5 star rating Facts about oncology drugs, FDA regulation, staging, dosing, and drug toxicity. Searchable. U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.
  • Health Professionals Info from BC Cancer Agency
    5 star rating Ccancer treatment recommendations and guidelines for various types of cancer: screening, treatment, pain control, nutritional care, chemotherapy protocols, and a drug database. BC Cancer Agency and the University of British Columbia.
  • International Agency for Research on Cancer Monographs
    5 star rating Offers a collection of "IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans" including assessments of the carcinogenic risks posed to humans by a variety of agents, mixtures and exposures. The series present reviews of more than 870 agents. 1972-present. Searchable.
  • National Cancer Institute - Screening and Testing for Cancer
    5 star rating Presents information on screening and testing for various types of cancer for health professionals and patients. Includes in-depth information about pap tests, mammograms, gene testing., etc. The National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health.
  • NexProfiler Cancer Profiler Treatment Option Tools
    5 star rating REG Disease-specific interactive, evidence-based questionnaires that deliver authoritative, pertinent information for different types of cancer based on personalized patient data. Free registration. NexCura .
  • The Oncologist
    5 star rating Articles devoted to medical and practice issues relevant to busy practitioners of surgical, radiation, and medical oncology. This international peer-reviewed journal publishes original papers, reviews, and commentaries addressing the multimodality diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life of the cancer patient. AlphaMed Press.
  • World Journal of Surgical Oncology
    5 star rating An open access, online journal which publishes surgical oncology papers: epidemiology, cancer research, prevention, pathology, radiology, cancer treatment, clinical trials, multimodality treatment and molecular biology. Published by BioMed Central.
  • Annals of Surgical Oncology
    4 star rating Free full text journal articles made available by the publisher. Change the year in the search window for alternate years.The official journal of the Society of Surgical Oncology.
  • Chinese Journal of Cancer
    4 star rating An archive of free full text journal articles. Change the year in the search window for alternate years. Cancer Center, Sun Yat-sen University.
  • Drug Formulary from Cancer Care Ontario
    4 star rating Cancer drug monographs, chemotherapy regimens, symptom control regimens, and patient information.
  • International Journal of Oncology
    4 star rating Original research papers on clinical human oncology that report the results of novel and timely investigations. Associated with the Japan Society of Clinical Oncology.
  • Journal of Carcinogenesis
    4 star rating An open access, peer-reviewed, online journal designed to bring together many aspects of research to develop the understanding of carcinogenesis. Covers physical and chemical carcinogenesis and mutagenesis; processes influencing or modulating carcinogenesis, such as DNA repair; genetics, nutrition, and metabolism of carcinogens; the mechanism of action of carcinogens and modulating agents; epidemiological studies; and, the formation, detection, identification, and quantification of environmental carcinogens. An online journal published by BioMed Central.
  • Types of Cancer from OncoLink
    4 star rating Offers documents regarding cancer treatment, symptom management, psychosocial support, FAQs, reports of cancer research, and the full text of clinical care statements from the National Cancer Institute. University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center.
  • World Journal of Surgical Oncology
    4 star rating An open access, online journal publishes papers on all aspects of surgical oncology and allied subjects such as epidemiology, cancer research, biomarkers, prevention, pathology, radiology, cancer treatment, clinical trials, multimodality treatment and molecular biology.
  • CancerQuest
    3 star rating A patient oriented website which teaches the biology of cancer and cancer treatments. The site covers cell structure and function and clinical trials. Gregg M. Orloff, Ph.D. of the Emory University.
  • Flash Card Exchange - Oncology
    3 star rating Reviews of clinical topics with "clickable" questions and answers. The "flashcards" are posted by worldwide medical students as study tools.
  • Indian Journal of Cancer
    3 star rating Original articles, research work, and rare case reports dealing with cancer. The official journal of the Indian Cancer Society.
  • The Tumor Gene Database
    3 star rating Contains over 2600 facts on over 300 cancer-causing genes and their mutations, such as proto-oncogenes and tumor supressor genes. Includes specialized databases related to breast and oral cancer. Searchable. Molecular Biology Computation Resource, Baylor College of Medicine.
  • Cancer Clinical Trials at KCC
    2 star rating Includes summary information on cancer clinical trials open at the Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University. Searchable.
  • Hospital Physician Oncology Board Review Manuals
    2 star rating Up-to-date manuals, developed by leading clinical educators, that assist physicians studying for Board certification or recertification examinations. PDF format. Turner White Communications, Inc. Fee transactions.
  • Abstracts in Hematology & Oncology from Medscape
    1 star rating REG The editors of this work focus on important journal articles appearing in the medical literature. They offer original commentary along with the article abstracts. 1998 - present. Free registration. Medscape Portals, Inc.
  • Virtual Lectures in Basic Medical Pathology-Neoplasia
    1 star rating A multimedia module that covers benign and malignant neoplasia, describes classification schemes and nomenclatures, and illustrates neoplasia histologic features. Digital Microscopy Project, National Library of Medicine.



  • Family Practice Notebook - Hematology and Oncology
    5 star rating A section from an ongoing compendium of the diagnosis and management of common medical problems seen in Family Practice. Written by Scott Moses, MD. Family Practice Notebook, LLC.
  • The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy: Hematology and Oncology
    5 star rating A chapter, from the world's most widely read medical textbook, which covers the etiology, pathology, symptoms, diagnosis, laboratory findings, and treatment of various blood diseases and neoplasms. Merck & Co. Inc.
  • Cancer Management: A Multidisciplinary Aaproach
    5 star rating REG Provides the most current information on the clinical management of cancer patients. Edited by Richard Pazdur and others. 5th Edition, 2001. Free registration. PRR, Inc.
  • eMedicine - Oncology
    5 star rating Constantly-updated and carefully-edited online multimedia textbooks in various specialties. This web project presents disease synopses with clinical and physical findings, etiology, pathophysiology, symptoms, differential diagnosis, and treatment options. Emedicine offers post-tests for CME credit; a typical fee is $7.50 per credit hour. Emedicine, Inc. Fee registration.
  • Medical Oncology: A Comprehensive Review
    5 star rating REG A textbook-style reference with practical information on the diagnosis, treatment and complications of cancer. The work is based on the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center's comprehensive CME course for oncologists and residents in oncology. Edited By Richard Pazdur, M.D., 2nd Edition, 1997. Free registration. PRR, Inc.
  • The Cancer Specialist's Drug Reference Guide
    5 star rating REG A comprehensive online compendium of drug information for physicians, nurses, and pharmacists regarding drugs used in the treatment of cancer and drugs used for the management of pain and chemotherapy complications. Updated 2001. Free registration. PRR, Inc. and Cancer Information Network.
  • Medical Housestaff Manual at Beth Israel - Oncology
    4 star rating A section from a useful reference, updated for the year 2000, for major oncology clinical problems encountered in the hospital. The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
  • Alberta Palliative Care Resource Book
    4 star rating An educational resource that aids primary care practitioners in the care of palliative patients. Offers concise, practical step-by-step suggestions regarding management strategies of the more common clinical problems encountered. A project of the Alberta Cancer Board with original content compiled by J. Pereira & E. Bruera, University of Alberta.
  • ENotes Cancer
    4 star rating A unique and invaluable source of information for anyone touched by cancer. This collection of over 450 entries provides in-depth coverage of specific cancer types, diagnostic procedures, treatments, cancer side effects, and cancer drugs.
  • Cancer and Genetics: Answering Your Patients' Questions
    3 star rating REG A manual for clinicians and their patients. Covers genetics of cancer, genetic testing and counseling, list of genetic counselors, glossary of terms. Written by R.L. Gould, 1997. Free registration. American Cancer Society and PRR, Inc.
    3 star rating A website dedicated to human pathology. Offers a database of texts,images, and multimedia documents that describe the pathology of numerous diseases.

Major Sites / Home Pages

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
    5 star rating ASCO, with 16,000 members, is the largest medical society of physicians who treat cancer patients, This website contains clinical oncology news, a jounal club, publications, meetings updates, meeting abstracts, CME, case presentations, a career resource center, cancer health policy updates, and a "Find an Oncologist" section.
  • American Cancer Society
    5 star rating Presents a large collection of information for health professionals: news, publications, statistical data, fact sheets for patients, and a searchable calendar of events.
  • Cancer Research Portfolio at NCI
    5 star rating Information about current research, supported by the National Cancer Institute, in scientific areas such as cancer biology, early detection, treatment and cancer control. Provides data and reviews of 9,000 research projects and clinical trials.
  • from NCI
    5 star rating A web project, from the National Cancer Institute, which provides constantly updated cancer and cancer research information. Includes detailed fact sheets for clinicians and patients, regarding common cancer causes, prevention, treatment, complications, and clinical trials. NCI is the US Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research.
  • Hematology/Oncology at
    5 star rating REG Selected weblinks to free, high quality, full text resources relevant to this specialty: clinical textbooks, news, and journal articles. Free registration is limited to physicians and healthworkers. Sponsored by Merck and Company. Restricted registration or content areas.
  • North American Association of Central Cancer Registries
    5 star rating NAACCR's website contains cancer registration standards, statistical data, guidelines, training workshops, meetings and other events, resource materials and news.
  • European Society for Medical Oncology
    4 star rating ESMO's website contains details of the Society\s activities, reference materials, full-text access to meeting materials, and abstract archives.
  • International Agency for Research on Cancer
    4 star rating Presents information about the Center and its activities, press releases, research reports, news, publications, training courses, fellowships, meetings, and a cancer epidemiology database. IARC is part of the World Health Organization. Searchable. Lyon, France.
  • OncoServe at Elsevier
    4 star rating REG Offers an archive of selected oncology-related abstracts and full text journal articles, book reviews, a list of electronic products, and links to related Web sites. Free access to abstracts. Fee registration for full text. Elsevier Science.
  • Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
    4 star rating Presents information about the Society, news and press releases, meetings and meeting abstracts, jobs and training opportunities, coding information, membership directory, publications, and links to related web resources. Its purpose is to improve the care of women with gynecologic cancer, to raise standards of practice in gynecologic oncology and to encourage on-going research.
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
    4 star rating Presents information about the Society, its history and activities, news, meetings, meeting abstracts and online symposia, training opportunities, reports of research, publications, and links to related web resources.The mission of the Society of surgical oncology is to ensure that all cancer patients receive the highest quality, comprehensive, multimodal cancer care. Society of Surgical Oncology.
  • American Association for Cancer Research
    3 star rating Includes information about the Association, publications, legislative affairs, meetings and meeting abstracts.
    3 star rating REG A web site devoted to health professionals: drug databases, patient education, cancer news, continuing education, journal articles, and clinical trials. The quality and accuracy of CancerSource are assured by our Medical Advisory Board, chaired by Dr. Vincent DeVita, Jr. Free registration.
  • Cancerworld
    3 star rating A collection of conference announcements, documents, and projects of the European School of Oncology.
  • Europa Donna
    3 star rating Presents news, calendar of events, reports of activities, meetings and meeting reports, a list of member countries, and links to related web sites. The European Breast Cancer Coalition, Milano, Italy.
  • European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer
    3 star rating EORTC's website presents information about the Organisation, its activites, research projects, publications, services, protocols and standards, educational programs, news, and meetings.
  • National Cancer Institute Research Resources
    3 star rating A directory of web-based, cancer research annotated resources and research tools: registries of tumors in animal, clinical trials, drugs, carcinogens, family registries, research programs, specimen resources, etc.
  • Oncology Nursing Society
    3 star rating A professional organization of more than 30,000 registered nurses and other healthcare providers dedicated to excellence in patient care, education, research, and administration in oncology nursing. It's also the largest professional oncology association in the world. The ONS website includes news items, a job bank, discussion forums, clinical articles, membership information, and practice guidelines.
  • Austrian Society of Surgical Oncology
    2 star rating Home page for the Work Group for Surgical Oncology (ACO), a part of the Austrian Society of Surgery. Presents history of the Society, events, publications, and ACO-Manual. In English and German.
  • Cancer Control Planet
    2 star rating Data on risk factor burden and high-risk populations to help cancer control planners to implement evidence-based cancer control programs.
  • CancerWeb
    2 star rating A multimedia resource that provides information about cancer risks, diagnosis, and treatment, news, research updates, calendar of events and meetings, links to cancer-related web sites. Information Ventures, Inc.
  • Children's Oncology Group
    2 star rating A National Cancer Institute-supported clinical trials cooperative group devoted to pediatric cancer research. Presents a quarterly newsletter, press releases, and meeting information.
  • International Society for Preventive Oncology
    2 star rating Presents information about the Society, meetings and meeting abstracts, links to related web sites.
  • Oncology Associations at Medbioworld
    2 star rating A comprehensive directory of weblinks for associations in this specialty.


  • Adjuvant Cancer Therapy Program
    3 star rating REG An online, interactive, evidence-based program that allows clinicians and patients to input valudes for different cancers and start discussions about risks and benefits of getting chemotherapy for early cancer. Free registration.

Practice Guidelines / FAQs


Images, Path./Clinical

    5 star rating An annotated online pathology neoplasm image bank and an interactive forum for diagnosis and discussion of images for pathologists.
  • Cancer Multimedia Oncology Resources
    4 star rating A free library of patient-oriented on-line videos, audio files, and transcripts, with input from a range of leading oncologists; in association with Healthology.
  • Kyushu Medical Image Database
    4 star rating A searchable tumor image database representing cases from Japan's National Cancer Center, regional cancer centers, and other hospitals. Includes multiple cases for each disease with definitions, x-rays, endoscopy, gross pathology, histology. National Kyushu Cancer Center Japan.
  • National Cancer Center-Cancer Image Reference Database
    4 star rating A database of cancer images such as radiographs, MR, endoscopic images, ultrasonographs, pathological images and so on.
  • National Cancer Institute Visuals Online
    4 star rating Images from the National Cancer Institute.
  • Braunwald's Atlas of Internal Medicine - Oncology
    2 star rating REG Pathology and histology images and radiographs with descriptive text. Access is limited to subscribers to MerckMedicus. Science Press Internet Services. Restricted registration or content areas.

Images, X-Ray


  • Abstracts from ASCO Annual Meetings
    5 star rating A searchable archive of abstracts from recent American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meetings- the premier educational and scientific event for oncology professionals.
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology CME
    5 star rating ASCO expects its CME Program to enhance physicians' ability to treat patients with cancer and to develop new strategies to prevent, diagnose and treat all types of cancer. Password and registration required.
  • Cancernetwork Online CME Courses
    5 star rating REG Users qualify for 2 CME credit hours by satisfactorily completing free oncology courses online. Free registration.
  • CMEList Online CME Sites - Hematology/Oncology
    5 star rating A searchable, well-annotated, and constantly-updated directory of web links to online CME opportunities. The directory entries include credit hours, sponsors, cost, lecture format, target audience, and accrediting organization. Bernard Sklar, MD, MS.
  • CMEweb Oncology
    5 star rating REG CME opportunities that consist of abstracts from specialty-oriented journals followed by advisory board comments and references to related literature. The service processes credit card transactions and generates an immediate certificate. A typical fee is $15 per credit hour. 300 for $60. Fee registration. Fee transactions. American Health Consultants, Inc.
  • ICAAC - Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
    5 star rating Webcasts and other online activities from the world's premier meeting on infectious diseases and antimicrobial agents.
  • MedClips CME at
    5 star rating Streaming audio and video educational programs addressing cancer topics of interest to professionals. Audio/video.
  • Medscape Hematology-Oncology Professional Education
    5 star rating REG A selection of free, continuously updated continuing education activities. Offers courses in clinical management, comprehensive reviews, treatment updates, conference summaries, and printable CME certificates. Free registration.
  • Online Oncology CME from ACS
    5 star rating REG Free continuing medical education activities on cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and palliative care from the American Cancer Society. Free registration.
  • The Oncologist CME Educational Materials
    5 star rating Free CME educational materials on various hematology and oncology areas.
  • American School of Oncology-NOCR's Challenging Cases
    4 star rating Free slide and audio lectures with post-tests and CME credit that survey the management of specific cancers and the appropriate delivery of cancer chemotherapy. Network for Oncology Communication & Research, Institute for Continuing Healthcare Education, and Pharmacia.
  • Cancer Control Journal Online CME from Moffitt Cancer Center
    3 star rating This journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center offers CME units for reading issues and answering the questions in the post test. H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.
  • Congress Resource Centre - Oncology
    3 star rating An annotated list of live meetings, conferences and courses. Allows keyword searching and browsing by specialty, location, and date. Doctor's Guide .
  • M.D. Anderson NetGrandRounds
    3 star rating A directory of instiutional and remote web CME presentations. University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
  • OncoLink Meeting Announcements
    3 star rating Presents a list of national and international oncology-related meetings. University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center. .

Patient Education

  • Association of Cancer Online Resources
    5 star rating ACOR offers access to a large collection of resources for everyone affected by cancer and related disorders. Includes news, information about various types of cancer, treatment options, clinical trials, publications, mailing lists, support groups, and a dictionary. Searchable.
  • - Cancer Treatment Options
    5 star rating A collection of patient-oriented fact sheets and educational materials on treatment options for the common types of cancer. National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health.
  • NCI Coping with Cancer
    5 star rating Offers fact sheets for health professionals and patients on the managment of various cancer symptoms and treatment side effects: fatigue, pain, nutritional concerns, emotional concerns, and end-of-life issues. National Cancer Institute, NIH.
  • "Your Cancer Risk" Calculator at Harvard
    4 star rating An interactive questionnaire which estimates risk of cancer and provides personalized tips for prevention. Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention
  • American Cancer Society Health Information Seekers
    4 star rating ACS website offers information on the causes, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment options for cancers. Resources include treatment decision tools, publications, statistical information, and disease FAQs.
  • Cancer and the Immune System from the Cancer Research Institute.
    4 star rating An image enhanced description of the events of immune system activation and T cell and B cell response. Cancer Research Institute.
  • Cancer Reviews from the American Cancer Society
    4 star rating Consumer-level information and resources for specific types of cancer.
  • Cancernetwork Patient Information
    4 star rating REG A collection of fact sheets on the most common types of cancer that cover screening, early detection, diagnostic tests, treatments, follow-up care, myths and facts. Free registration. PRR, Inc.
  • Cancer Information
    4 star rating Patient-oriented, illustrated fact sheets that cover cancer incidence, epidemiology, risk factors, pathogenesis, pathophysiology, management, etc. SCP Communications, Inc.
  • Medem - Cancer
    4 star rating Presents a large collection of fact sheets and articles for patients from various professional associations, organizations, and institutes.
  • New York Online Access to Health - Cancer
    4 star rating Presents a large collection of links to web resources related to cancer, cancer prevention and treatment, risk factors, complications, and specific types of cancer. The New York Online Access to Health is sponsored in part by the Metropolitan New York Library Council.
  • Online Cancer Educational Brochures at Huntsman (Univ. of Utah)
    4 star rating Colorful PDF format brochures on various types of cancer and other cancer topics. Huntsman Cancer Institute.
  • People Living With Cancer from ASCO
    4 star rating Fact sheets and information that assist patients and families in making informed health care decisions about cancer. Includes an overview of cancer care, reviews of specific cancers, clinical trials information, and cancer-related news. Sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
  • The European Code Against Cancer
    4 star rating Includes 10 basic rules of prevention, a video, and a short test. Available in several languages. TeleSCAN and the Netherlands Cancer Institute.
  • Women's Cancer Network
    4 star rating Presents information on risks, diagnosis and treatments of gynecologic cancer, news, publications, an interactive Find a Doc section, and links to related web resources. Society for Gynecologic Oncologists and Gynecologic Cancer Foundation.
  • CancerCare
    3 star rating Well written and illustrated reviews of common types of cancer and related conditions that contain hyperlinks to related web sites, cancer care publications, counseling institutions, referral information, etc. Cancer Care, Inc.
  • Home Care Guide for Advanced Cancer from ACP
    3 star rating A textbook which provides instruction and support for those caring for persons with advanced cancer. American College of Physicians
  • Introduction to Gynecologic Oncology
    3 star rating Patient oriented description of gynecologic cancers, endometriosis, Pap tests and ovarian cysts; includes symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, selected statistical data, and a glossary. By William Rich, M.D. Gynecologic Oncology Associates, Fresno, California.
  • OncologyChannel from
    3 star rating Up-to-date research report, discussions, live chats, an MD locator, and information on the various forms of cancer.
  • Skin Cancer: Preventing America's Most Common Cancer from CDC
    3 star rating A fact sheet about healthy sun behaviors, risks, and cancer prevention education programs. The National Skin Cancer Prevention Education Program, CDC.
  • Treatment Options from OncoLink
    3 star rating Presents a collection of short articles, fact sheets, and FAQs for patients on cancer chemotherapy, radiation and surgical oncology, clinical trials, and complementary medicine. University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center .
  • CA Cancer Advice (U.K.)
    2 star rating Provides information and consulting for patients and the general public on cancer, cancer complications, and related health problems. Includes support groups, publications, advice leaflets, a glossary of cancer terms, and links to related web resources. Acumen Solutions, UK.
  • by Nexcura
    2 star rating REG Interactive, continuously updated decision support tools that help patients and their physicians make informed treatment decisions, cancer news, personal stories and support groups. Free registration. NexCura, Inc.
  • by Quality Oncology
    2 star rating Presents information about various types of cancer, including less common types, news, Ask Our RN service, and special sections on pain management, chemotherapy, transplants, and end of life care. Optional registration. Lifemetrix, Inc. .
  • from Oncology Nursing Society
    2 star rating Oncology Nursing Society's website.This website is designed for patients and caregivers to provide information on learning about and managing each of six common cancer treatment symptoms: fatigue, anorexia, pain, depression, neutropenia, and cognitive dysfunction.
  • ICC Intercultural Cancer Council
    2 star rating Presents cancer-related news, press releases, fact sheets, symposia, updates from research conferences and meetings, cancer resources for minorities, and cancer support information for specific kinds of cancer.
  • Learn about Cancer from Univ. of Michigan Med. Center
    2 star rating Includes educational materials for patients and links to related web sites. Searchable. Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Michigan.
  • The National Children's Cancer Society
    2 star rating Includes information about programs, events, and services for children with cancer and their families by providing support for their medical and emotional needs.
  • TrialMatch from Lifemetrix, Inc.
    1 star rating REG Presents information about clinical trials, FAQs, and an interactive matching tool that helps to find clinical trials for which patients may qualify for. Free registration. Lifemetrix, Inc. .


  • National Cancer Institute's Designated Cancer Centers
    5 star rating A comprehensive directory of cancer centers listed by state.
  • Children's Cancer Web
    4 star rating A directory of hundreds of annotated weblinks to cancer-related information for health professionals and the general public. Maintained by Simon Cotterill.
  • Guide to Internet Resources for Cancer
    4 star rating A directory of annotated weblinks which contains over 100 pages and more than 4,000 links to cancer-related information for health professionals and the general public. Maintained by Simon Cotterill.
  • NCI Cancer Resources from OncoLink
    4 star rating Provides links to PDQ and CancerLit databases. University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center .
  • Neoplasms Directory at Karolinska Institute
    3 star rating A directory of oncology-related web links for health professionals and patients maintained by medical librarians at the Karolinska Institute Library, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Cancer Links
    2 star rating Provides access to cancer information services on the Web, such as newsgroups and listserves, cancer resources for patients, cancer related organizations, institutions and hospitals, clinical trials information. Medicine Online.
  • MedWeb Oncology from Emory Univ.
    2 star rating A large collection of links to oncology-related web sites: associations, organizations, hospitals, academic departments, guides, guidelines, atlases, news, journals, organizations, etc. Searchable. Emory Health Sciences Center Library.
  • IARC Directory of On-going Research in Cancer Prevention
    1 star rating Includes a searchable list of ongoing cancer prevention research projects, biological materials banks, links to international cancer registries. International Agency for Research on Cancer, WHO.

Educational Materials

  • "Principles of Radiation & Chemotherapy" Slideshow at MedITAC
    5 star rating An archived slideshow lecture on a core topic in clinical medicine. This program is part of an International telemedicine project sponsored by NASA and the Medical Informatics and Technology Applications Consortium. The presentation may require the RealPlayerG2 plugin. Mary Hackney, M.D. Division of Hematology & Oncology March 7, 2002.
  • Cancer Trials at the National Cancer Institute
    5 star rating A directory of clinical trial contact information, categorized by type of cancer, that includes news, policies, forms, and protocols for specific cancer research studies.
  • Disease Staging Manual for Cancers
    5 star rating Standardized descriptions for staging various malignancies as determined by the National Cancer Institute.
  • Multimedia Cancer Education Modules at Arkansas CRC
    5 star rating Web-based modules, with animations, slides, and text that provide practitioners with the knowledge required to render optimal surveillance, supportive care, and long-term follow-up to patients with common cancers. Presented by the Arkansas Cancer Research Center, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
  • NexProfiler Professional Tool for Cancer
    5 star rating Users enter patient-specific cancer information such as stage or grade of cancer and comorbidities. The interface returns treatment recommendations from the medical literature.
  • Report on Carcinogens from the US Department of Health
    5 star rating Provides detailed information on agents, substances, and mixtures that are anticipated to be human carcinogens. PDF format documents. Provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services .
  • The Genetics of Cancer
    5 star rating In-depth consumer level information on genetic diseases that cover the genetics of cancer, indications for genetic counseling, prevention, and the genetic basis of disease. Offers highly graphic case studies and modules.
  • What Drug is Used to Treat a Cancer Disease
    5 star rating Users select a type of cancer from a pick list. The interface displays preferred drug therapies. Collected by the National Cancer Institute.
  • ASCO Annual Meetings Program Abstracts
    4 star rating An archive of annual meetings programs and presentations. American Society of Clinical Oncology.
  • Cancer Reviews at
    4 star rating Information on cancers and their treatment.
  • CancerBACUP Cancer Information (UK)
    4 star rating Professional quality reports for doctors on complex and controversial cancer topics, news, cancer treatment guidelines, and patient information from "the UK's Leading Cancer Information Service".
    4 star rating REG Oncology portal for physicians. Offers cancer news, CME, patient education interactive tools and fact sheets, drug databases providing comprehensive information for physicians, nurses and patients and related nursing management issues, access to selected journals and a reference center. Searchable. Free registration.
  • Clinical Trials from OncoLink
    4 star rating Reports of cancer clinical trials at the University of Pennsylvania, links to other clinical trials information sources, FAQs, matching service, and a directory of Cooperative Cancer Research Groups. Searchable. University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center-OncoLink.
  • Emerging Therapies in Oncology
    4 star rating A free review that focuses on molecular-targeted therapies and therapies in the pipeline.
  • Multimedia Cancer Education Modules at University of Arkansas
    4 star rating Self-study multimedia modules which communicate basic scientific knowledge about the biology, pathology, and general principles for prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment of cancers. The Arkansas Cancer Research Center, University of Arkansas.
  • Topic Articles from the Journal of the National Cancer Institute
    4 star rating REG Archived, topic-oriented cancer research articles. Free registration.
    3 star rating REG Streaming audio and video educational programs that cover current cancer topics for professionals, patients & families, news, meeting highlights, drug information, medical dictionary, message board. Free registration.
  • UICC Familial Cancer Database
    3 star rating REG The database includes information about genetic aspects of cancer and associated hereditary disorders. Includes detailed manual, software, and links to related web resources. Developed at the Department of Clinical Genetics, University Hospital Groningen in support of the Familial Cancer and Prevention Project of the International Union Against Cancer. Free registration.
  • BioOncology OnLine from Genentech
    2 star rating The Web Resource for Biologic Oncology. Presents news, clinical reviews, basic cancer treatments and biologic therapies, teaching slides, meetings and calendar of events, resources for patient counseling, patient oriented fact sheets, related links. Genentech, Inc.
  • DoseCalc OnLine
    2 star rating An oncology dosage calculation software program to assist US-based healthcare professionals in determining individual patient doses for standard cancer regimens used in treatment of solid tumors and adult leukemias. Medicine Online.
  • Managed Care & Cancer
    1 star rating REG Articles about socioeconomic \, quality of care, legal, legislative, and business issues that may affect the delivery of care to patients with cancer. Free registration.


    2 star rating REG Offers search and browse access to oncology-related LWW publications, news from the publisher, book reviews, etc. Fee registration for full text. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins .


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