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Cancer Treatments

Internet Resources

Cancer.gov: Treatment
Provides access to authoritative documents from the National Cancer Institute, including information about treatment, supportive care, and clinical trials.

MedlinePlus: Chemotherapy
Developed by the National Library of Medicine specifically for consumers, this site is a portal for both government-sponsored and privately developed health information for the lay public. Look for links to familiar places like the National Institutes of Health. An interactive tutorial is available.

MedlinePlus: Radiation Therapy
From the same site developed by the National Library of Medicine.

American Cancer Society: After Diagnosis
American Cancer Society makes outstanding resources available to patients, families, and caregivers. This site includes information about finding and preparing for treatment after a diagnosis of cancer.

Designed especially for cancer patients by the cancer professionals of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, this site is dedicated to providing accurate, reliable, current information about cancer.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network
The consumer web site of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, this site offers current cancer news, treatment summaries for the most common types of cancer, and links to leading cancer treatment centers. It also offers practical advice on such topics as living with cancer, paying for treatment, and life after cancer.

The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University at Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Contains information about the many services offered by the Lurie Cancer Center, one of thirteen founding members of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN).


  • Everything you need to know about cancer in language you can actually understand. Galsky M. 2010
  • AJCC cancer staging manual, 7th ed. 2010
  • New technologies in surgical oncology. Mussa A. 2010
  • American Cancer Society’s complete guide to complementary and alternative cancer therapies, 2nd ed. American Cancer Society. 2009
  • What to eat during cancer treatment. Besser J. 2009
  • Biology and treatment of cancer: understanding cancer. Pardee A. 2009
  • Autologous and cancer stem cell gene therapy. Bertolotti R and Ozawa K, eds. 2008
  • Everyone’s guide to cancer therapy: how cancer is diagnosed, treated, and managed day to day. Ko A, Rosenbaum E, Dollinger M. 2008
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer. Longe J, ed. 2010. Available in print at the Health Learning Center or electronically at http://www.nmh.org/nmh/hlc/main.htm.


Search our collection for additional resource on cancer.

Journal Articles

  • “Promising research for advanced prostate cancer.” Mayo Clinic Health Letter. 28(7):4. Jul. 2010
  • “Breast cancer: advances in diagnosis and treatment.” Mayo Clinic Health Letter. Suppl:1–8. June 2009
  • “Cancer Treatment: Not Just a Question of Costs.” Lancet. 369(9574):1665. May 2007
  • “Chemotherapy: A Useful Tool Against Cancer.” Mayo Clinic Women’s Healthsource. 11(4):4–5. April 2007
  • “New Blood Cancer Therapies Under Study.” JAMA. 297(5):457-8. Hampton T. February 2007
  • “Overview of the Changing Paradigm in Cancer Treatment: Oral Chemotherapy.” American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. 64(9 Suppl 5):S4-7. Aisner J. May 2007


Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Alberto Culver Health Learning Center has joined forces with the American Cancer Society’s Patient Navigator Program to provide assistance to patients and families dealing with cancer. To take advantage of this unique service, provided by a licensed clinical social worker, call 312-926-4282.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact the Alberto Culver Health Learning Center at 312-926-5465, or e-mail us at HLC@nmh.org.

Last UpdateNovember 2, 2012