Additional Resources

Surgical oncology patient education links

American Cancer Society

The ACS is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem through research, education, advocacy and service.


Initially formed to teach the biology of cancer, this organization's website also includes information about treatment, research and clinical trials.

National Cancer Institute

The NCI coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination and other programs that focus on cancer causes, diagnoses, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation as well as the continuing care of cancer patients and their families.