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Government and organization websites

American Cancer Society (ACS)
The ACS site has information for both health care professionals and patients, including disease overviews, treatment options, prevention and coping strategies, and news.

American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
Established by the American College of Surgeons in 1922, the multidisciplinary Commission on Cancer sets standards for cancer care delivered primarily in hospital settings; surveys hospitals to assess compliance with those standards; collects standardized and quality data from approved hospitals to measure treatment patterns and outcomes; and uses the data to evaluate hospital provider performance and develop effective educational interventions to improve cancer care outcomes at the national and local level.

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
ASCO membership is composed of clinical oncologists from all oncology disciplines and subspecialties. The Web site has information for practice guidelines, policy statements, career development and news.

American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO)
The site has links to resources for research, economics, government issues and patient information.

Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC)
The ACCC is here to help oncology professionals adapt to the complex challenges of program management, cuts in reimbursement, hospital consolidation and mergers, and legislation and regulations that threaten to compromise the delivery of quality cancer care.

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
The IARC is involved in both epidemiological and laboratory research and disseminates scientific information through publications, meetings, course and fellowships.

International Union Against Cancer (UICC)
The world's largest independent, nonprofit, nongovernmental association of cancer-fighting organizations, UICC brings together a wide range of organizations, including voluntary cancer societies, research and treatment centers, public health authorities, patient support networks and advocacy groups.

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
The National Cancer Institute is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NCI coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training and health information dissemination.

NCI Research Resources page has more than 175 key resources in categories such as family registries, genomics, scientific computing and specimen resources.

OncoLink was founded in 1994 by University of Pennsylvania 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. OncoLink contains comprehensive information about specific types of cancer, updates on cancer treatments and news about research advances.

Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)
The Oncology Nursing Society is a professional organization of more than 37,000 registered nurses and other health care providers dedicated to excellence in patient care, education, research and administration in oncology nursing.

Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO)
The mission of the Society of Surgical Oncology is to ensure that all cancer patients receive the highest quality comprehensive, multimodal cancer care. The society will accomplish this by providing dynamic leadership and a substantial commitment to excellence in the broad specialty of surgery and surgical oncology.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
This nonprofit alliance of 21 of the world's leading cancer centers is dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients with cancer. Through the leadership and expertise of clinical professionals at NCCN Member Institutions, NCCN develops resources that present valuable information to the numerous stakeholders in the health care delivery system.

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