At Sugarbaker Oncology Associates and the Washington Cancer Institute, we are committed to helping people face the challenges that a cancer diagnosis brings. Therefore, we have created the
Patient Support and Community Service (http://www.whcenter.org/body.cfm?id=211#education) has a variety of services available, including:
The following is a brief list of other cancer information and support resources available on the internet.
A moderated discussion group for patients with colon cancer.
Very good resource for support, referrals and some medical information.
A very good site for disease / treatment information from the National Cancer Institute.
The Cancerlinks Website is devoted to people, who need to search the World Wide Web. Each special topic in the table below contains comprehensive information about Cancer, its effects and its treatment.
Cancer Supportive Care.com
The Cancer Supportive Care Programs
For Total Patient Care. Based on the book, Cancer Supportive Care by Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD & Isadora R. Rosenbaum, MA, Somerville House Publishing, Toronto, 1998
A list of >1000 clinical trials with profiles of centers conducting clinical research, newly approved therapies, background of clinical research and a helpful patient notification service.
FindCancerExperts is a unique referral source for patients, family members, and health care providers who desire an expert second opinion on a biopsy diagnosis of cancer. To achieve this objective, they have established an extensive network of nationally and internationally prominent pathologists from major university teaching hospitals and cancer centers. All of their consultants meet stringent credentialing and academic criteria. Their areas of expertise span all the sub specialty fields in diagnostic surgical pathology.
Good links to guides, medical facilities, databases, documents, handbooks, electronic newsletters and journals, and patient guides.
NCCS Guide to Cancer Resources: CanSearch
A Guide to Cancer Research on the Internet, courtesy of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship. The purpose of this guide is to assist those not experienced in finding sources on the internet.
National Organization of Rare Diseases. Information about both rare / orphan diseases and not-so-rare diseases. Small fee for services.
Very good site with information and links regarding cancer treatment, patient / family support and resources of cancer information.
Resources, Referrals and Support for Patients with Rare Intestinal Cancers, Appendiceal Cancer and Pseudomyxoma Peritonei