Cancer Reference and Educational Information

To report Drug Adverse Events, drug quality problems, etc., call 1-800-FDA-1088.
This is a message forwarding service. You will not reach a human and no medical advice is available at this number.
Its purpose is to collect adverse "side effects" information on drugs.
The caBIG™ Glossary of Terms and Definitions from the National Cancer Institute's "cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid™"
(NCI) What is the extent and purpose of each of Phases I, II, III and IV Clinical Trials
(Network of Strength) 11 Clinical Trial Frequently Asked Questions
(NCI) What is meant by cancer "stages" (e.g., Stage I or Stage IV)? Staging: Questions and Answers
In what? "In vitro" means in a laboratory container or other controlled environment. "In vivo" means in a living organism or natural setting. "In situ" means situated in the original, natural or existing place or position.
What is a Biomarker? It is a specific biochemical in the body which has a particular molecular feature that makes it useful for measuring the risk of acquiring a disease, the status of a disease or the results of treatment.
One type of biomarkers are tumor markers, defined as substances that can be found in abnormal amounts in the blood, urine, or tissues of some patients with cancer. From the NCI, see the Cancer Biomarkers Research Group and Tumor Markers: Questions and Answers. and   (more)
National Cancer Institute (NCI) www.cancer.gov
"The Nation's Investment in Cancer Research: An Annual Plan and Budget Proposal Fiscal Year 2010"  for the NCI (document)
Letter from National Coalition for Cancer Research (NCCR) to Congress, signed by ICAN, regarding NIH reauthorization (letter)
People we work with at the NCI's Office of Liaison Activities (link)
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Hematology©
(NCI) Arizona requires health plans to pay for clinical trial costs  (more)
ICAN was a proud co-sponsor of the legislation which mandated insurance coverage of clinical trials costs in Arizona
(Chemocare.com) Chemotherapy Drugs - Drug Names. Find the drug that you are taking in a list, click on the name, and read information about it: What is it used for? How is it given? What are the side effects? How does it work? More.
Mar.-Apr. (FDA) The Advancement of Controlled Clinical Trials. Methods, Improvements, History.
(NIH/NCI) Artificial Sweeteners and Cancer: Questions and Answers
(American Technion Society) "Stem Cells: The Master Keys of Life" Video (Adobe Flash Video)
National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Cancer: The facts. The BBC tutorial on the types of cancer, how they are usually treated, and patient experiences
Cancer's New Rules: What happens when you live. By Judith Hooper (October, 2005, Prevention magazine)
NCI/www.cancer.gov NCI's 2008 Budget Information
Feb 2009 (NCI) The Nation's Investment in Cancer Research: An Annual Plan and Budget Proposal Fiscal Year 2010 (a 42-page Adobe Acrobat document)