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Cancer Treatment Information


Cancer Treatment Information provides access to Texas Cancer Information databases and documents and external websites that may be useful to someone who is seeking or undergoing cancer treatment. Included on this page are links to information related to resources for treatment and support. Some of the databases and documents included are Access to Care for Low-Income and Uninsured Patients, Physicians, Hospitals and Local/Community Information and Support Resources. You also will find suggestions on how to search the databases for the information you need.


To help direct you to the information you need, we have pre-selected the Texas Cancer Information databases and documents that may interest you if you are seeking information about the following:

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Physicians

Texas Cancer Information collects and provides information on Texas physicians who have a primary interest in the diagnosis, treatment or continuing care of cancer patients.

Hospitals

The Hospital Database contains information on all acute and general hospitals in Texas. The database does not include specialized hospitals such as psychiatric, obstetric, chemical dependency, or rehabilitation hospitals. The information listed for each hospital is based on its responses to the annual Hospital Resource Database Update survey. The information includes general information, American College of Surgeons (ACoS) cancer program information, cancer prevention, diagnostic services, mammography services, colorectal cancer screening services, treatment services and equipment, continuing care, research and continuing education, and affiliated physicians.

Community Cancer Treatment Centers

The information listed for each Community Cancer Treatment Center is based on its responses to the annual Community Cancer Treatment Center Database Update survey. The information includes general information, American College of Surgeons (ACoS) cancer program information, diagnostic services, colorectal cancer screening services, treatment services and equipment, and support services.

Access to Cancer Care for Low-Income and Uninsured Patients

The new Access to Cancer Care for Low-Income and Uninsured Patients feature of the Web site is intended to reach low-income or uninsured Texans seeking free or low-cost cancer screening or treatment. Texas Cancer Information staff investigated procedures, contacts and clinic locations for screening and treatment for several Texas counties. Information on how to obtain cancer care services in each of these counties is now available for download in PDF format in simple language and question and answer format. Social workers or volunteer organizations can also print out this information to give to their clients.

Local/Community Information and Support Resources

Texas Cancer Information collects and provides referral information on support, counseling, education, and additional assistance such as transportation, housing, and medical equipment. The information listed for each resource in the Local/Community Information and Support Resources database is based on its responses to the annual Community Resource Database Update survey. Original listings were derived from the Community Resource Directory previously maintained by the National Cancer Society's Cancer Information Service (CIS) serving Texas. Included in the database are general information, services provided, and Texas counties served.

Statewide/Texas-based and National Information and Support Resources

In the Statewide/Texas-based Resources section of the Statewide/Texas-based Information and Support Resources page you will find links to Texas-based cancer information and support resources, such as state-wide Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas projects, appropriate state agencies, Texas-based support agencies and the Texas divisions of national support agencies. In the National Resources section, there are links to the Web sites of several national agencies that provide cancer-related information and support.

Links by Topic

Links by Topic, formerly the Cancer Gateway of Texas, is an Internet portal to cancer-related information, resources, and publications. Links are reviewed for quality using a predetermined criteria and are organized by cancer topic and cancer type. These links include Web sites based in Texas as well as those found across the country. Texas based sites are identified by a small Texas icon.

Selected Links

Visit these other Web sites for additional information regarding cancer treatment:

  • Center Watch
    You can use this site to find a wealth of information about clinical research, including listings of more than 41,000 active industry and government-sponsored clinical trials, as well as new drug therapies in research and those recently approved by the FDA. Center Watch is designed to be an open resource for patients interested in participating in clinical trials and for research professionals.

  • Clinicaltrials.gov
    The U.S. National Institutes of Health, through its National Library of Medicine, has developed ClinicalTrials.gov to provide patients, family members and members of the public current information about clinical research studies.

  • M. D. Anderson Cancer Center - Clinical Trials
    This page of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center web site discusses the purpose of clinical trials, how they work, and how to participate.

  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center - Cancer and Treatment
    This page from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center website contains a general overview of cancer and cancer treatments, as well as providing information on specific cancers.

  • The National Cancer Institute
    This page from the National Cancer Institute has links to staging and treatment options by stage for different cancer types.

  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
    The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), a not-for-profit alliance of 21 of the world’s leading cancer centers, is dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients with cancer.

  • U. S. National Library of Medicine
    The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of NIH in Bethesda, Maryland, is the world's largest medical library. The Library collects materials in all areas of biomedicine and health care, as well as works on biomedical aspects of technology, the humanities, and the physical, life, and social sciences.

  • U. S. Food and Drug Administration - Cancer Liaison Program
    This web site contains information from the FDA's Office of Special Health about FDA patient programs and other resources, including a listing of clinical trials (no FDA endorsement is implied).

  • MedlinePlus
    MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

  • National Cancer Institute - Drug Information Summaries
    NCI's drug information summaries provide consumer-friendly information about certain drugs that are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat cancer or conditions related to cancer. For each drug, topics covered include background, research results, possible side effects, approval information, and ongoing clinical trials.

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