In addition, the
section offers fact sheets and patient-oriented publications on a range of
dictionary of cancer
terms, prepared literature searches on specific
tutorials about cancer-related
science concepts are also available.
Web site provides comprehensive information about clinical trials at
Internet. Information is available about recent
research, what clinical trials are and how they work, and points to consider
deciding whether to participate in a clinical trial. A simple-to-use search
tool is available
those interested in finding trials for a specific type of
cancer, in a
certain geographic region,
or for a
particular type of treatment.
NewsCenter Web page at http://www.cancer.gov/newscenter/
on the Internet
background information about many of the Institute’s programs and resources,
NCI News distribution list that allows individuals to receive NCI news
updates as soon as
posted to the Cancer.gov
Web site. The Institute also offers the NCI
Internet. The Bulletin provides useful and
authoritative news about
cancer research, including important NCI programs and
cancer information is available to patients and their families,
and health professionals through the NCI’s
Information Service (CIS). The CIS,
national information and education network, also serves as a resource for
to minority audiences and people with limited access to health care
services. The CIS responds to calls in English and Spanish. The toll-free
telephone number for
(1–800–422–6237). Deaf and hard of hearing callers with TTY
equipment may call 1–800–332–8615. Hours of operation are Monday through
Friday, 9:00 a.m.
p.m. local time. The CIS Web site provides background information on the CIS
resources and other
cancer-related Government Web sites. The CIS Web site is located
on the Internet.
also offers additional Web sites and services, described below, that are
accessible directly or through NCI’s main Web site at http://www.cancer.gov
on the Internet.
NCI’s Publications Locator Web site can be used to order or view
publications online at
NCI materials may be identified by topic or searched
keyword, type of cancer,
subject, audience, and/or language. The site includes
instructions and Frequently Asked Questions. Currently, only Internet users
can use the Publications Locator to order NCI publications.
NCI’s LiveHelp service, which is available through the Help link on
the NCI’s Web site,
Internet users with the ability to chat online with an information
The service is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Information specialists can help Internet users navigate NCI Web sites,
trials, and find answers to questions about
The National Library of Medicine
National Library of Medicine (NLM) is the world’s largest medical library.
open to the public, and its databases can be used to search for journal
abstracts (summaries of
articles) without charge or registration. The NLM’s databases can
accessed on the Internet and may also be available through some local
university, public, and
MEDLINE®, the NLM’s premier bibliographic database, contains over 12 million
references to articles
published since 1966. It is the computerized version of Index Medicus,
entries and references from more than 4,000 medical journals published
covers all aspects of the life sciences and medicine, including
alternative medicine and toxicology (the biological effects of drugs and
other chemicals). By
searching MEDLINE, readers can find journal
specific topics (such as
cases, can retrieve abstracts of the
in the databases.