In this post I link to a list of resources for patients and physicians from the National Cancer Institute* (NCI).
*This is the link to the home page of the National Cancer Institute. It is the place to start exploring all of the resources available to patients, caregivers, and physicians.
Here are direct links to some of the great NCI resources:
Patient Education Publications
NCI’s popular patient education publications are available in a variety of formats.
PDQ®- NCI’s Comprehensive Database
An NCI database that contains summaries of the latest cancer information. Summaries cover treatment, screening, prevention, genetics, supportive care, and integrative, alternative, and complementary therapies.
NCI Fact Sheets
NCI fact sheets address a variety of cancer topics. They are updated and revised based on the latest cancer research. Most fact sheets are written in a question and answer format.
NCI dictionaries contain definitions for thousands of terms relating to cancer, drugs, genetics, and for scientists seeking research funds from NCI.
NCI Blogs and Newsletters
Stay current on cancer research and NCI-related programs and activities through these blogs and newsletters.
Health Communications Publications
These NCI publications for health professionals cover best practices in planning and implementing programs to communicate health information to a wide range of audiences.
Information about major NCI reports as well as other reports released by government health agencies and nonprofit groups that provide information about cancer.
Order NCI Publications
Print copies of some NCI publications are available for order from the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO).