Need More Cancer Statistics & Information?
If you are looking for some facts and statistics about cancer, or other basic information, you may find the following resources helpful*:
- The American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Cancer Facts & Figures 2015 is an annual report providing the most current information about cancer, including the projected numbers of new cancer cases and deaths for this year.
- The National Cancer Institute (NCI) offers a number of helpful resources including cancer statistics, an A to Z list of cancer drugs, and a series of fact sheets addressing a variety of cancer topics.
- Cancer.Net offers individualized guides for more than 120 types of cancer and related hereditary syndromes, as well as a range of educational materials focused on navigating cancer care. Cancer.Net also provides links to dozens of national, not-for-profit cancer-specific organizations that provide additional information, services, and support for people with various types of cancer, as well as links to several general cancer groups.
- The World Health Organization publishes a cancer fact sheet, which is updated annually.
Third Party Resources
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is dedicated to helping people stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer. The ACS website provides valuable information about cancer basics, types of cancer treatment, cancer facts and figures, and other helpful topics.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is the federal government’s principal agency for cancer research and training. The NCI website provides useful information about cancer basics, common cancer types, tumor markers, and a helpful dictionary of cancer terms, among other types of information.
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), a not-for-profit alliance of 26 of the world’s leading cancer centers, is dedicated to improving the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of care for patients with cancer. Among the patient and caregiver resources available on the NCCN’s website are overviews of biomarker testing, personalized medicine, and targeted therapy, as well as guidelines and other educational tools to help patients discuss treatment options with their doctors.
Cancer.Net provides timely, comprehensive, oncologist-approved information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), with support from the Conquer Cancer Foundation. The site offers several care and treatment recommendations for patients.
The Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR) is a unique collection of 142 online cancer communities designed to provide timely and accurate information in a supportive environment. The ACOR website includes links to online communities organized by cancer type, as well as to sites offering information on childhood cancers, side effects/quality of life, treatments/side effects, and diseases other than cancer.
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*American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and ASCO are registered trademarks of ASCO; National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and NCCN are registered trademarks of NCCN. ASCO and NCCN do not endorse any product or therapy. The links to these websites do not constitute an endorsement of molecular profiling, Caris Life Sciences® or Caris Molecular Intelligence™ Services by these organizations.