Resources

This section contains various links to websites that contain information about cancer treatment, prevention, and support. Some of the websites also act as portals to other websites for information on specific types of cancer. This section of our website is not intended to be a comprehensive guide to cancer resources on the internet. However, the links do provide a range of balanced views on cancer treatment.

General Links

Mesothelioma Survival Rate  The most up to date and comprehensive information regarding Mesothelioma on the web today; with information ranging from a complete list of symptoms, to treatment options and steps to take after a diagnosis.

Mesothelioma Prognosis An organization dedicated to providing

information related to Mesothelioma such as treatments, information, causes, symptoms, types & diagnosing.  They also provide alternative therapy ideas.

Canadian Cancer Society: A national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.

The National Cancer Institute of Canada is the research partner of the Canadian Cancer Society.

Cancer Care Ontario is the agency of the Government of Ontario that oversees provision of cancer care in the province. Includes Practice guidelines, drug information and links to the other Cancer Centres in Ontario.

The National Cancer Institute NCI, established under the National Cancer Act of 1937, is the Federal Government’s principal agency for cancer research and training.

People Living With Cancer: The client information website of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is designed to help clients and families make informed health care decisions. The site provides information on more than 50 types of cancer, clinical trials, coping, side effects, a “Find an Oncologist” database, message boards, client support organizations, and more.

American Cancer Society:  The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community- based voluntary health organization.

U.S. National Cancer Institute: Treatment and supportive care information for clients and health professionals, including cancer clinical trials.

American Institute for Cancer Research: The American Institute for Cancer Research has been a pioneer in supporting and encouraging research into the role of diet and nutrition in the prevention and treatment of cancer.  AICR is a cancer charity that fosters research on diet and cancer prevention and educates the public about the results.

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition:  The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition publishes the latest worldwide basic and clinical studies relevant to human nutrition in topics such as obesity, vitamins and minerals, nutrition and disease, and energy metabolism.

Cancer Nutri-Topics:   The USA Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) has been a leader in food and human nutrition information dissemination since 1971. FNIC’s web site provides a directory to credible, accurate, and practical resources for consumers, nutrition and health professionals, educators and government personnel. Visitors can find printable format educational materials, government reports, research papers and more.

Cancer Research Foundation of America:   The Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation is a national, non-profit health foundation whose mission is the prevention and early detection of cancer through scientific research and education. The Foundation focuses its energies and resources on those cancers including lung, breast, prostate, colorectal, cervical, skin, oral and testicular, that can be prevented through lifestyle changes or detection and treatment in their early stages.

The Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors (BCERF) at Cornell University is devoted to lowering the risk and incidence of cancer by promoting methods of sound decision-making at personal and public levels.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) is a leader in nationwide cancer prevention and control, working with national organizations, state health agencies and other key groups to develop, implement, and promote effective cancer prevention and control practices.

The Canadian Naturopathic Association  is a not-for-profit professional association representing the interests of naturopathic doctors and promoting naturopathic medicine throughout Canada. Its membership consists of naturopathic doctors, naturopathic medical students, suppliers of natural remedies for professional use, and the provincial naturopathic associations.

The Alberta Association of Naturopathic Practitioners has a web site called:Naturopathic Medicine Alberta. This site offers access to a list of practitioners in the province with contact information and brief practice notes that give you an idea about the type of practice of each person listed. There is not a lot more than this on the site at the time of listing.

The BCNA, a professional association for naturopathic doctors in British Columbia, has a web site: Naturopathic Medicine. The association offers articles about naturopathy through its web site, health news with a BC focus and access to information about naturopathic education. The association also provides client referrals to naturopathic doctors throughout the province.

The Annie Appleseed Project was created by a woman with cancer who wanted to be able to make educated and informed choices about the various therapies available to her. The project acts to spread news, views and information about access to alternative cancer therapies. Much of the information on the site comes from clients. There are many useful resources on this site; among them are links to other sites where useful information about alternative therapies can be located.

Information Resource: About Herbs, Botanicals & Other Products: This site provides objective information for oncologists and healthcare professionals, including a clinical summary for each agent and details about constituents, adverse effects, interactions, and potential benefits or problems. Evaluations of alternative or unproved cancer therapies are included.

Unconventional Cancer Therapies: Manual for Clients  is a publication of the BC Cancer Agency. The manual offers a great deal of information on a variety of cancer treatment modalities in order to assist the client in critically evaluating claims made by proponents of unproven or unconventional cancer therapies. It is arranged simply in alphabetic fashion by the names of the therapies covered. Entries are standardized so that you can quickly find the claims that are made for the therapy and the possible toxic effects of treatment, among other kinds of information. References to publications for further reading are often available.

 The M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Complementary/Integrative Medicine Education Resources contains evidence-based reviews of complementary or alternative cancer therapies as well as links to other authoritative resources. The website is offered to help clients and physicians decide how best to integrate such therapies into their care.

cancer.gov, from the U.S. National Cancer Institute now includes a section onComplementary and Alternative Medicine, providing information for alternative therapies, as it does on cancer, in general. Under the general heading:Complementary and Alternative Medicine you will find entries for topics such as: 714-X, Cancell, Coenzyme Q-10, Shark Cartilage, Gerson Therapy, Laetrile, Mistletoe and more. Each entry is thoroughly researched and has lots of references to other sources of information. A note indicates that the information has been compiled for use by doctors and other professionals, but explanations of the technical terms used are available and a confidence level for the evidence given is shown.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM): One of the 27 USA institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It is dedicated to exploring complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science, training complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) researchers, and disseminating authoritative information to the public and professionals.