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Cancer Information Resources

St. Luke's MSTI provides this listing of cancer-related resources as a service to our patients and their families. The information provided is intended for educational purposes only, and should not be construed as medical advice. Please contact your personal physician or other healthcare professional if you have questions regarding information retrieved from these or any other resources.

  • National Cancer Institute (NCI) is responsible for conducting and supporting research on cancer. Their website provides information on NCI and its programs, types of cancer, treatment options, detection, prevention, genetics, supportive care, and clinical trials. You can also learn more about Common Cancer Myths and Misconceptions. Information is available in English and Spanish.
  • American Cancer Society (ACS) is a national organization supporting cancer patients. Their website offers extensive information about cancer, treatment options, and more. 
  • CureSearch unites the world's largest childhood cancer research organization, the Children's Oncology Group, and the National Childhood Cancer Foundation through their shared mission to cure childhood cancer.
  • OncoLink™ is a project of the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center, and is an excellent source of the latest and most newsworthy developments relating to cancer research and treatment. OncoLink provides extensive articles and references from all the major news organizations (including wire services), the major and specialized cancer-related journals, and cancer-related research. OncoLink has a search index at the bottom of the first page.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services of the United States government. The CDC's mission is to promote health and quality of life by controlling disease. Its Cancer Prevention and Control program features articles and papers on the incidence of various types of cancers and prevention efforts, with primary focus on breast, cervical, prostate, skin, and colorectal cancers.
  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. Their mission is to "cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families." LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.