Treatment for Specific Cancers

Treatment for Specific Cancers

PDQ® Cancer Information Summaries: Adult Treatment
Treatment options for adult cancers.

PDQ® Cancer Information Summaries: Pediatric Treatment
Treatment options for childhood cancers.

A to Z List of Cancers
An alphabetical list of all cancers, with links to disease-specific and general information about treatment, supportive care, screening, prevention, clinical trials, and other topics.

Drug Information

Drug Information Summaries
NCI's drug information summaries provide consumer-friendly information about drugs that are used to treat cancer or conditions related to cancer. There are summaries for individual drugs and for commonly used drug combinations.

Drug Development and Approval
Information about specific drugs and about drug development and approval.

Treatment Methods

Types of Treatment
Information on chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, and other cancer treatment methods.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Healing philosophies, approaches, and therapies used in addition to, or instead of, conventional cancer treatments.

Cure-ious? Ask
A Web site from the Federal Trade Commission with information for cancer patients about how to spot and report false health claims and the importance of talking with their physicians about treatments they are considering.

How to Find a Cancer Treatment Trial: A 10-Step Guide
This guide will help you to learn about cancer treatment trials that are of potential benefit to you and to decide whether to participate in a particular trial.

Targeted Therapies Tutorials
Animated tutorials for health professionals about targeted therapies, an emerging approach to cancer treatment.

Cancer Treatment Facilities

How To Find a Doctor or Treatment Facility If You Have Cancer
This fact sheet offers suggestions for choosing a physician and facility for cancer treatment.

National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Centers
Cancer patients and their families can search this database of National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Centers by location, type of cancer center, or keyword. Contains contact information and descriptions of the different types of cancer centers.

Cancer Clinical Trials at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center: Questions and Answers
A fact sheet about clinical trials at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

Clinical Trials

What Is a Clinical Trial?
A basic description of the reason for, and the kinds of, clinical trials.

Clinical Trial Results by Type of Cancer or Topic
A collection of links to summaries of recently announced results from cancer clinical trials, sorted by type of cancer.

Search for Clinical Trials
NCI's PDQ® Cancer Clinical Trials Registry.

Care After Treatment

Facing Forward: Life After Cancer Treatment
This publication covers post-treatment issues such as follow-up medical care, physical and emotional changes, changes in social relationships, and workplace issues.

Treatment-Related Research

Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis
DCTD improves the lives of the American public by discovering and conducting better ways to diagnose, assess, treat, and cure cancer through stimulating, coordinating, and funding a national program of cancer research.

Proteomics and Cancer
This fact sheet describes proteomics (the study of proteins and how they respond to the needs of the body or in disease). This research may lead to new ways to diagnose cancer and identify the best treatments for individual patients.

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