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Organizations

American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, and service.

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) advances the practice of radiation oncology by promoting excellence in patient care and by providing opportunities for educational and professional development; by fostering research and disseminating research results; and by representing radiation oncology in a rapidly evolving socioeconomic healthcare environment.

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is a non-profit, professional organization representing physicians who treat people with cancer.

The Chemotherapy Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1968 dedicated to the control, cure, and prevention of cancer through innovative medical therapies, and research funding to facilitate breakthrough science.

National Cancer Institute (NCI) is a component of the National Institutes of Health, Public Health Service, United States Department of Health and Human Services and is the federal government's principal agency for cancer research and training.

Other Resources

Berger AM, Shuster JL, Von Roenn HK, editors. Principles and Practice of Palliative Care and Supportive Oncology. 4th ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2013.

Bruera E, Portenoy RK, editors. Cancer Pain: assessment and management. 2nd ed. Cambridge (U.K.): Cambridge University Press; 2010.

Cancer Drug Information Summaries from the National Cancer Institute include more than 100 cancer drug information summaries from NCI. The summaries provide consumer-friendly information about cancer drugs and drug combinations. Bethesda (MD): National Cancer Institute; 2013- .

Cassileth BR, Yeung KS, Gubili J, editors. Herb-Drug Interactions in Oncology. 2nd ed. Shelton(CT): People's Medical Pubishing House; 2010.

Chabner AW, Longo DL, editors. Cancer Chemotherapy and Biotherapy: principles and practice. 5th ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluewer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2011.

OncoLink Rx List of Cancer Drugs is a reference guide to the most commonly used cancer chemotherapy agents and includes information on how each drug is given, how they work, and common side effects patients may experience. Philadelphia: Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania: 1994- .

Perry MC, editor. Perry's The Chemotherapy Source Book. 5th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; Wolters Kluwer Health; 2012.

Russell J, editor. American Cancer Society Complete Guide to Complementary & Alternative Cancer Therapies. 2nd ed. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2009.

Wilkes GM, Barton-Burke M, editors. Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook. Burlington (MA): Jones & Bartlett; 1997/1998- . Annual.

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