Whenever the government wants to be seen to be doing something huge, it invokes the Manhattan Project or the moon landing. So the new cancer initiative of the Obama administration is called the "moonshot."
But it's neither the equivalent of the Manhattan Project, which developed the atomic bomb during World War II, nor President Kennedy's ambitious program to land a man on the moon, after the Russians
appeared to have stolen a march with the launch of Sputnik, the first satellite in space.
Those programs succeeded because they were tremendous national commitments without regard to funding.
Cancer screening has come under scrutiny as health care expenditures soar. This may be an opportune time to consider replacing the controversial mammogram with a less invasive screening tool.
Landmark breakthroughs in cancer treatment and a policy structure where those advances can flourish have given fuel to the ambitious “Moonshot” to cure the disease. But is it really possible?
President Obama calls the quest to cure cancer the “moon shot” of his presidency. But if the federal government has its way, this rocket may never leave the launchpad.
Targeted therapies are powerful, but cancer is a target with many bullseyes that shift position whenever struck.
Cancer patients and physicians should engage in serious conversations. I always bring my partner or a friend to such a session so the discussions can continue afterward with someone who has listened to the choices, their rationales and their potential consequences.
The emergence of checkpoint inhibitors, which Science magazine declared 2013’s Breakthrough of the Year, is a high point in the long story of cancer immunotherapy.
Debate among doctors looks at whether zealous screening leads to overtreatment
Cancer is both physically and emotionally traumatizing. Just ask any cancer survivor and there are plenty nowdays. Star Jones speaks out about her past experience and her recent surgery.
This is medicine as math, not guesswork, and every disease—even stage 4 cancer—might one day be druggable.
Tumors contain the seeds of their own destruction. We just need to work out how to activate them.
Many people have a simple narrative in mind when they think about cancer. Doctors discover a lump and treat it with surgery or radiation. Then one of two outcomes follows: complete remission or death.
But this couldn't be further from the reality of many cancer patients.
Health threats can come in many disguises. We pull the masks off six that are hiding in plain sight.
You have reached this web site while gathering information on cancer. Either you or your beloved contracted this disease, and you search for new developments which might help.
The Cancer Advice website is designed to inform the intelligent layman concerning the present state of knowledge of particular cancers and to highlight modern aspects of therapy.
Cancer and Careers is committed to changing the face of cancer in the workplace by providing a comprehensive website, free publications, and a series of support groups and educational seminars for employees with cancer.
This chart is designed to help you get information you need from your doctor, so that you can make informed decisions about your health care.
Cancer control planners, program staff, and researchers have the same goals: to reduce cancer risk, the number of new cancer cases, and the number of deaths from cancer, as well as enhance the quality of life for cancer survivors.
Cancer Hope Network is a not-for-profit organization that provides free and confidential one-on-one support to cancer patients and their families. We provide that support by matching cancer patients and/or family members with trained volunteers who have themselves undergone and recovered from a similar cancer experience.
The Guide to Internet Resources for Cancer family of Web sites, established 1996, now with over a thousand pages.
Cancer is the term given to a large group of diseases that vary in type and location.
The Cancer Options team are committed to helping their clients make confident, informed decisions about their cancer care.
Cancer Reviews Online is a virtual review journal featuring review articles published in the five AACR journals.
To ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.
Hello and welcome! You've entered a vibrant community established by people just like you whose lives have been touched by cancer. We hope you'll find strength and inspiration from our personal stories, discussions and expressions of caring.
While this website has articles for recently diagnosed cancer patients, the main focus of this website is on identifying the very small number of the 300+ alternative cancer treatments which are strong enough to deal with the disastrous condition of cancer patients who have had extensive orthodox treatments.
Shaping the future of cancer care. The aim of Cancer World is to help reduce the unacceptable number of deaths from cancer that is caused by late diagnosis and inadequate cancer care. We know our success in preventing and treating cancer depends on many factors.
Connect to the latest and most accurate information on state-of-the-art management of cancer pain for patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals.
The best cancer care starts with the best cancer information. With more than 30,000 members who are leaders in advancing cancer care, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is the voice of the world’s cancer physicians. ASCO’s patient information website -- Cancer.Net (www.cancer.net) -- brings the expertise and resources of ASCO to people living with cancer and those who care for and care about them. Well-informed patients are their own best advocates and invaluable partners for physicians.
CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer.
An online cancer community committed to offering people living with cancer a home. Within, you will find people like you; people, searching for clear cancer information; people, sharing knowledge; people, connected by a common experience.
Here, women and men who are living with cancer or have completed treatment and are cancer-free share their stories of survival, from initial diagnosis and treatment to recovery and the ways that cancer has transformed their lives.
Our mission is to improve cancer care through the dissemination of up-to-date and accurate educational programming and information for healthcare professionals, cancer patients and their family members.
I strongly believe, and indeed I know from personal experience, that information can save your life. This page is dedicated to helping cancer patients find the best treatment for their disease by finding, and understanding, the best and latest information on their disease.
CancerHelp UK is a free information service about cancer and cancer care for people with cancer and their families. We believe that information about cancer should be freely available to all and written in a way that people can easily understand.
Presented by sanofi-aventis, CancerInformation.com is your choice for questions about cancer. This site provides valuable information about cancer, as well as resources for patients, their families, and their caregivers.
Working to improve the quality and value of care for all patients, CancerLinQ® connects cancer care team members, researchers and sponsors with real-world cancer data.
An Online Zine for Cancer Patients and Professionals
This cancernet-UK website describes the management of cancer, its therapies, their side effects and tips how to cope with them. Patients themselves have included topics, practical tips and tools they have found helpful during their cancer journey.
The official website for the journal ONCOLOGY provides information for physicians, nurses and patients. Also features bi-daily cancer news updates.
Dedicated to bringing patients and their families the latest news and information on cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
CancerOpinions.com is the leader in cancer second opinions. We are a network of elite cancer specialists hand-picked from across the United States to deliver expert cancer guidance to cancer patients who otherwise would not have access to this level of expert care.
CancerSymptoms.org is dedicated to helping you find out more information about various symptoms you may have that could lead to early detection of various types of cancer such as liver, throat and kidney cancer. The website also features a number of resources to help you detect cancer earlier, as well as tips to help you cultivate a lifestyle that could prevent cancer altogether.
CancerWise is an online newsletter published monthly by The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. Each issue includes a cancer survivor''s story, related Q&A with M. D. Anderson experts, the latest reports on cancer treatment and research and tips for cancer survivorship and prevention.
Here you will find information and inspiration to guide you through your journey and give you the strength and hope in your fight with cancer.
Chemoregimen.com tries its best to make sure the accuracy of the information. However, users are always encouraged to verify the information provided and should be ultimately responsible for any consequences resulting from the use of the website which is totally voluntary. Chemoregimen.com assumes no responsibilities for actual clinical applications of the information by its users.
Choose You is the American Cancer Society's new movement that inspires women to put their health first, stay well and help prevent cancer.
CURE is a quarterly magazine with an annual Resource Guide and special issue, that combines the science and humanity of cancer for those who have to deal with it on a daily basis.
Through its unique and award-winning products, CURE Media Group has become the source of information and inspiration for those on the cancer journey. CURE Media Group's flagship product, CURE magazine, is the indispensable guide for every stage of the cancer experience.
ecancer is the leading oncology channel committed to improving cancer communication and education with the goal of optimising patient care and outcomes. By using the latest technologies ecancer works closely with leading figures in oncology to inform and educate the global cancer community.
Fertile Hope is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing reproductive information, support and hope to cancer patients and survivors whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility.
Fighting Chance is the first free-of-charge cancer counseling and resource center of its kind established on the East End of Long Island, New York. We are independent from any hospital and funded solely by charitable contributions.
Flatiron Health organizes the world’s oncology information and makes it useful for patients, physicians, life science companies and researchers. Today, our software connects community practices and cancer centers on a common technology infrastructure to address key healthcare challenges.
Foundation Medicine is leading a transformation in cancer care, where each patient’s treatment is informed by a deep understanding of the molecular changes that contribute to their disease.
A Cancer Social Network & Resource Hub.
Welcome to the online information resource and support group for those with lymphedema and for the family, friends, and therapists who care for them.
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. We provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. Cancer affects us all. We can all help. We are Macmillan.
From the National Cancer Institute, an alpha A to Z list of cancers.
As the arbiter of high-quality cancer care, NCCN promotes the importance of continuous quality improvement and recognizes the significance of creating clinical practice guidelines appropriate for use by patients, clinicians, and other health care decision-makers.
OncoLink was founded in 1994 by Penn cancer specialists with a mission to help cancer patients, families, health care professionals and the general public get accurate cancer-related information at no charge.
OncologySTAT integrates a multitude of authoritative professional cancer information sources, such as peer-reviewed research, news and regulatory updates, a professional drug monograph and interactions database, chemotherapy regimens, and conference coverage into one easy-to-use online destination.
Welcome to Planet Cancer, a community of young adults with cancer. We're glad you're here. (Well, not really. But you know what we mean.)
Take a look around. Talk with other young adults on the boards or in the fishtank. If you feel strangely at home, join Planet Cancer now! We'll keep you current on young adult issues, opportunities, and what's happening on the Planet.
We are an anti-disease, environmental group that brings fresh perspective to the causes of disease rather than ways of coping once diagnosed. We are convinced that disease is not caused by genes alone but by the interaction of environmental triggers and genetic predispositions.
Smart Patients is an online community where cancer patients and caregivers learn from each other about treatments, clinical trials, the latest science, and how it all fits into the context of their experience.
Working with the top experts in cancer research, Stand Up To Cancer is forging a new way to develop breakthroughs that will end cancer. We're putting together the best and the brightest minds in cancer research those on the edge of accomplishment, investing in their projects and taking the bureaucratic obstacles out of their way.
STOP CANCER is committed to funding the most promising and innovative scientists in their early research of all forms of cancer prevention, treatment, cures and subsequent clinical applications.
Stupid Cancer is a non-profit organization that empowers young adults affected by cancer through innovative and award-winning programs and services. We are the nation's premier patient advocate for this underserved population and serve as a bullhorn for the young adult cancer movement.
A website for discussions about any type of cancer, including lung cancer, breast cancer, mesothelioma, prostate cancer, laryngeal cancer, leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and others
The Cancer Letter, published weekly since its founding, keeps clinical and academic oncologists, cancer researchers, and patient advocates current with government grant opportunities and research plans, industry news, and advocacy activities.
The Cancer Project is a collaborative effort of physicians, researchers, and nutritionists who have joined together to educate individuals, families, and the public on the benefits of a healthy diet for cancer prevention and survival.
The international peer- reviewed journal for the practising oncologist/hematologist.
The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation is committed to providing superior, compassionate and state-of-the-art medical care to our patients. We offer programs to help our patients and families cope with the challenges that are brought on by cancer and strive to optimize their quality of life.
CARES was created to promote cancer awareness while raising significant funds for cancer research.
The intent of this site is to link all relevant cancer sites, sorting them by subjects appearing on the web page. An unrivalled feature of this site is the availability of multiple multilingual search engines.
Think Before You Pink, a project of Breast Cancer Action, launched in 2002 in response to the growing concern about the overwhelming number of pink ribbon products and promotions on the market. The campaign calls for more transparency and accountability by companies that take part in breast cancer fundraising, and encourages consumers to ask critical questions about pink ribbon promotions.
Vital Options International is a not-for-profit cancer communications, support, and advocacy organization with a mission, to facilitate a global cancer dialogue.
Our mission is to provide mentoring support programs and services to children of parents with cancer - one child at a time, one heart at a time.
If you have a connection to cancer, welcome to the place where you can share your real-life experiences -- fears, insights, stories and advice.
WomenCARE is directed and led primarily by women with cancer or a cancer history. We respect and depend upon the wisdom that comes from a diversity of cultures, economic backgrounds, ages, sexual orientations, and physical ability levels.
WON is a worldwide network of communications among physicians and nurses practicing Hematology/Oncology.