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Organizations and Agencies

American Association for Cancer Research
"AACR was founded to facilitate communication and dissemination of knowledge; to foster research, public education and science education in cancer and related biomedical sciences; and to advance the understanding of cancer etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment throughout the world."

American Cancer Society

American Society of Clinical Oncology
ASCO is an international organization representing physicians and other health care professionals who treat people with cancer. Their site includes abstracts of their annual meetings from 2009 to the present.

The Breast Cancer and Chemicals Policy Project is a collaboration between the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health and the Natural Resources Defense Council. The project's expert panel is charged with recommending the chemical screening criteria relevant to breast cancer and identifying the communication strategies that will help businesses, consumers and policy makers reduce chemical hazards.

California Cancer Registry
The CCR is California's statewide population-based cancer surveillance system. Many of its reports and factsheets are available at this website.
» Directory of Regional Registries from the California Association of Regional Cancer Registries

Cancer Prevention Institute of California
CPIC develops and implements cancer prevention research and outreach programs to deliver a comprehensive arsenal for defeating cancer. Includes the Greater Bay Area Cancer Registry, with links to cancer statistics and data.

This site has "oncologist approved cancer information" from the American Society of Clinical Oncologists for the patient with cancer. Each type of cancer has an overview, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, after treatment, side effects of cancer and cancer treatment, questions to ask the doctor, and other organizations providing patient information on the specific cancer.

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
"IARC's mission is to coordinate and conduct research on the causes of human cancer, the mechanisms of carcinogenesis, and to develop scientific strategies for cancer control."

IARC Monographs on Carcinogenic Risks to Humans are available here, consisting of "authoritative independent assessments by international experts of the carcinogenic risks posed to humans by a variety of agents, mixtures and exposures", as are several Cancer Databases available from IARC.

GLOBOCAN: Cancer Incidence, Prevalence, and Mortality Worldwide
Cancer estimates of the incidence and prevalence of, and mortality from, 28 cancers for all countries in the world, based on IARC data. Tables, charts and graphs can be constructed by either cancer site or geographical population, male or female. Predictions for incidence and mortality by cancer and by country are available through 2035 in 5 year increments.

National Cancer Institute

Atlas of Cancer Mortality in the U.S., 1950-1994
"Provides interactive maps, graphs, text, tables and figures showing geographic patterns and time trends of cancer death rates for the time period 1950-1994 for more than 40 cancers."

Cancer Topic Searches
Generated monthly from the PubMed bibliographic database, Topic Searches offer literature searches on over 100 cancer topics.

Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
Includes datasets from completed occupational epidemiology studies, an interactive risk attributable program, and other tools. Also available are epidemiological software programs, information on fellowships and research activities, and the full-text of journal articles written by DCEG researchers.

Education and Training for Health Professionals
Find here a number of cancer education and training tools for health professionals available in a variety of formats such as online study, webinars, and tutorials. The tools here include a lesson on how to use evidence-based programs to plan a health education program, webinars on research to practice, and tutorials on using State Cancer Profiles and NHANES, among many others.

Research to Reality
This website is a place where cancer control practitioners and researchers can discuss ways to get evidence-based cancer research into practice. "Developed and supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), this community is both an information resource and a forum where members can connect and collaborate with other public health professionals to ask questions, discuss ideas and solutions, share useful resources and tools, and participate in cyber-seminars and other events."

SEER (Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results) ProgramSEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2002 (2005)
"The SEER Cancer Statistics Review, a report of the most recent cancer incidence, mortality, and survival statistics, is published annually by the Cancer Statistics Branch of the NCI." Other data, statistics, and statistical software are also available.

Women's Cancer Resource Center of Berkeley, California
The center runs a Information and Referral Hotline, maintains a Peer Referral Network, and provides a Resource Library for women. Links are provided to significant cancer sites as well as a variety of other sites (e.g. complementary medicine and environment).

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Publications and Databases

To search for journal articles on this topic, use Indexes and Databases. To locate journals, use the Melvyl catalog, or the UC-eLinks Electronic Journals Search.

California Proposition 65 Documents (Cal/EPA Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment)

Cancer Control PLANET
Sponsored by tha National Cancer Institute, CDC, American Cancer Society, and others, Cancer Control PLANET (Plan, Link, Act, Network with Evidence-based Tools) is a portal that provides access to data and resources that can help planners, program staff, and researchers to design, implement and evaluate evidence-based cancer control programs. It offers a step-by-step process, with links to appropriate resources and tools, to assist in:

Cancer Genome Anatomy Project (National Center for Tiotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine)
Contains sequence data on the genes for many cancers.

CancerGuide: Steve Dunn's Cancer Information Page
Includes info on bone marrow transplantation, Taxol, and more.

Cancer in North America, 2003-2007
"Electronic versions of the monograph Cancer in North America (CINA), containing cancer incidence rates and supporting data from participating states and provinces are available," including Registry-Specific Mortality and Incidence by Sex and Race, which contains detailed cancer data by site. From the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries.

Carcinogenic Potency Database Project (UC Berkeley)
Resource on the results of chronic, long-term animal cancer tests. Information is provided by cancer site, chemical, year of publication, or general topic and the site is searchable.

CCRIS (Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System)
Developed and maintained by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), CCRIS contains carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, tumor promotion, and tumor inhibition test results over 8000 chemicals. Data is derived from studies cited in primary journals, current awareness tools, NCI reports, and other special sources.

International Cancer Research Partnership
ICRP is a database of information on cancer research awards of the cancer funding organizations that comprise the ICR Partners, including the US National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, the Dutch Cancer Society, and the UK National Cancer Research Institute. The database may be searched by type of cancer, area of research, funding organization, prinicpal investigator, and/or geographic regions, and the results include abstracts.

Multicultural Aspects of Breast Cancer Etiology (1,430 Citations)
National Library of Medicine Current Bibliographies in Medicine 99-1 (March 1999)

National Toxicology Program 12th Report on Carcinogens (June 2011)
This biennial report lists and profiles substances known to be human carcinogens, and those reasonably anticipated to be human carcinogens. It also describes the nature of exposures to these substances and the estimated number of persons so exposed.

PDQ (Physician Data Query)
"PDQ (Physician Data Query) is NCI's comprehensive cancer database. It contains peer-reviewed summaries on cancer treatment, screening, prevention, genetics, and supportive care; a registry of approximately 1,800 open and 12,000 closed cancer clinical trials from around the world; and directories of physicians, professionals who provide genetics services, and organizations that provide cancer care."

Springer Protocols: Cancer Research
Note: Access limited to UCB faculty, staff, and students.
"Springer Protocols is the largest subscription-based electronic database of reproducible laboratory protocols in the Life and Biomedical Sciences." The protocols are compiled from a number of books spanning nearly thirty years. All are written by subject specialists and reviewed for clarity, accuracy, and consistency. Here you will find over 1200 relevant to cancer research.

Understanding Breast Cancer (Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.)
Information on risk factors, treatment, screening, diagnosis, and more. This organization also provides grants.

United States Cancer Statistics
"Cancer incidence data from CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries and NCI's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program are reported for 66 selected primary cancer sites and subsites for males, 70 selected primary cancer sites and subsites for females, and for all cancer sites combined. These data have been assembled into tables and figures that provide specific information with regard to geographic area, race, sex, and age."

United States Predicted Cancer Incidence, 1999
This report presents complete county and state maps and tables of rates and case counts for 1999 estimated by new statistical models. From a national perspective, the maps included in the report allow examination of the geographic distribution of cancer incidence across the country and of the magnitude of differences among states. Estimates of the numbers of new cancer cases and rates expected in an area are useful for cancer surveillance, cancer control, health resource planning, and quality control activities.

WHO Cancer Mortality Database
Data can be analyzed by year, country, and cancer site. For some countries the data goes back to 1950. The database is updated twice a year.

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National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship Resources
"NCCS offers free resources on various issues for people living with, through, and beyond cancer. All of the resources can be useful to the person diagnosed with cancer as well as their family members, friends and caregivers." Use Firefox, IE 8 or later, or Chrome to view.

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