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- About Herbs, Botanicals and Other Products
Publisher: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
This tool, for the public as well as healthcare professionals, can help visitors determine the value of using common herbs and other dietary supplements. This site provides visitors with objective and evidence-based information that can be helpful in judging a product’s traditional and proven uses, potential benefits, possible adverse effects, and interactions with other herbs or medicines.
- Americans for Safe Access
Publisher: Americans for Safe Access
The mission of Americans for Safe Access (ASA) is to ensure safe and legal access to cannabis (marijuana) for therapeutic use and research. This website provides information about medical cannabis for both patients and healthcare professionals. Resources for patients covers how to become a state-authorized patient, basic science and legal rights, how to safely use medical cannabis and how to get involved with medical cannabis advocacy. Is not specific to cannabis use in cancer.
- Anticancer Fund
Publisher: Anticancer Fund
This open-access site, based in the Netherlands, brings scientists, clinicians, policymakers, patients and other stakeholders together to promote promising treatment avenues with little commercial value but high patient interest. The organization also freely informs patients about treatment options and available clinical trials relevant to their specific cases and personally answers all therapy-related questions from patients and their families.
- BRECONDA: Breast Reconstruction Decision Aid
Publisher: Macquarie University and Western Sydney Local Health District
BRECONDA is an online tool that aims to help women make decisions about breast reconstruction.
Publisher: CAM-Cancer Collaboration
CAM-Cancer is an open-access, nonprofit web resource providing health professionals with evidence-based information about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for cancer. This resource aims to prepare and disseminate information for health professionals based on the best available evidence in order to assist them in making informed treatment decisions together with their patients. Entries do not include dosing or administration guidelines.
- Cancer Commons
Cancer Commons is a not-for-profit network of patients, physicians and scientists that help identify the best conventional care options for treating an individual’s cancer. Each case builds on collective knowledge, enabling more accurate personalized options for the next community member. Cancer Commons strives to connect and leverage the world’s cancer knowledge and resources to help patients and their physicians make treatment decisions.
- Cancer Research UK
Find out what complementary therapies and alternative therapies are, why people with cancer might use them and whether they are safe. This website includes a collection of many different complementary and alternative therapies used by people with cancer, with detailed information and research.
- Cancer Support Community
This website provides resources for cancer patients, including an online support community; a cancer experience registry; and information about risk factors, symptoms, treatments and side effects of treatment.
Publisher: American Society of Clinical Oncology
This site has a wide array of information for people with cancer and their families and caregivers, including types of cancer, navigating cancer care, coping with cancer, survivorship and more.
- Cannabidiol Life
This website shares the information and research that is being conducted on CBD with a goal to change the negative perception that surrounds cannabidiol, a naturally occurring cannabinoid that is found in the stalk, seeds, and flowers of cannabis plants.
- Clinical Trials and Noteworthy Treatments for Brain Tumors
Publisher: Musella Foundation for Brain Tumor Research and Information, Inc.
This website posts information on books, studies and other resources related to brain tumors.
- Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Health Professionals
Publisher: National Cancer Institute
This open access resource provides the National Cancer Institute’s PDQ summaries for integrative, complementary and alternative therapies. Although the resource targets healthcare professionals, patient versions of the summaries are also provided.
This site publishes independent test results and information to help consumers and healthcare professionals identify the best quality health and nutrition products.
- Fighting Cancer
By Martin L. Rossman, MD
Dr. Martin L. Rossman shows cancer patients how to use imagery in specific ways that can help them in their fight against cancer. The Fighting Cancer from Within book and 5 CD set were specifically designed to help cancer patients work from within to support their own healing, and are compatible with any other form of treatment.
- Global Medical Cannabis Education
Publisher: The Medical Cannabis Institute Global
TMCI provides online medical education for healthcare professionals who want to learn about medical cannabis and its potential clinical application. Science-based, accredited courses help professionals deliver quality care and address patient questions. Through TMCI’s online course offerings, healthcare professionals will learn about the basics of the endocannabinoid system; the importance of patient education; specific medical cannabis treatments for pain, cancer and other diseases; and more.
- Healing Circles
The goal of Healing Circles is to provide training, resources, conversation, and community that address four needs of people with cancer: 1) finding meaning and community in life with cancer, 2) strengthening health and healing practices, 3) navigating medical and integrative cancer therapies, and 4) facing suffering, death and dying.
Publisher: American Botanical Council
HerbMed provides “education using science-based and traditional information to promote responsible use of herbal medicine—serving the public, researchers, educators, healthcare professionals, industry and media.” This website is not specific to herbs used for cancer. The free public website includes 20 of the most popular herbs, plus an additional herb of the month. Information on other herbs is available for a fee.
- Integrative Medicine Program
Publisher: University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
The Integrative Medicine Program engages patients and their families to become active participants in improving their physical, psycho-spiritual and social health. The ultimate goals are to optimize health, quality of life and clinical outcomes through personalized evidence-based clinical care, exceptional research and education.
Publisher: Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP)
Access: members only
KnowOnolcogy is a clinical tool for evidence-informed decision-making in integrative oncology. It is available only to members of this organization; however, portions of it are slated to be posted on Cancer Knowledge Network (cancerkn.com). Patients working with a naturopathic oncologist who is a member of OncANP may be able to use this tool with their oncologist to guide decisions about integrative cancer therapies.
- LDN Research Trust
Publisher: LDN Research Trust
LDN Research Trust was founded by a group of multiple sclerosis patients for whom LDN worked very well after all other treatments had failed. The primary aim of the trust is to initiate clinical trials of low-dose naltrexone (LDN). The site provides information on how LDN works, its use in treating pain and medical conditions, and types of LDN. This site includes the LDN Radio Station with presentations by LDN prescribers, researchers and pharmacists.
This consumer website, with information on both medical and recreational cannabis use, has a number of specific articles with references on cannabis and cancer. It also provides information about dispensaries in the US, strains, news (including health news), products, videos about cannabis and information about legalization of cannabis.
- Low Dose Naltrexone
This web resource is kept current with recent studies about low-dose naltrexone.
Publisher: Foundation for a Mindful Society
This website is dedicated to inspiring, guiding, and connecting anyone who wants to explore mindfulness—to enjoy better health, more caring relationships, and a compassionate society.
- My Cancer Circle
This is a free, private support community for caregivers of people facing cancer. It includes an online tool that helps organize the community of people who want to help caregivers.
- National Comprehensive Cancer Network
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of 27 leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education. NCCN is dedicated to improving the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can live better lives. Through the leadership and expertise of clinical professionals at NCCN Member Institutions, NCCN develops resources that present valuable information to the numerous stakeholders in the healthcare delivery system.
- National Comprehensive Cancer Network Patient and Caregiver Resources
The NCCN Guidelines for Patients® and NCCN Quick Guide™ sheets are based on the same treatment information your doctors use and help you talk to your doctor about the best treatment options for your disease. Guidelines are provided for treatments for specific cancers, for supportive care and for screening. Some guides are available in languages other than English.
- Natural Alternative Treatments
Publisher: Lone Star Medical Group
This site, a service provided by Lonestar Medical Group, contains detailed information on almost 200 different conditions and the conventional and natural treatments used to treat them, over 300 herbs and supplements, plus drug-herb and drug-supplement interactions for over 90 drug categories. Spanish-language versions are available for some therapies.
- Natural Medicines Database
Publisher: Therapeutic Research Center
This website provides a searchable database of natural medicines, targeting health professionals, researchers, patients and the public. It is not specific to cancer, but visitors may search for information by cancer type. Natural medicines summaries include dosing and administration information.
- NCI-Designated Cancer Centers
Publisher: National Cancer Institute
As of 2018, 69 NCI-Designated Cancer Centers, located in 35 states and the District of Columbia, form the backbone of NCI’s programs for studying and controlling cancer. At any given time, hundreds of research studies are under way at the cancer centers; many of these studies are collaborative and may involve several cancer centers or other partners in industry and the community. Not all of these centers provide Integrative oncology services. Examples of centers that do are Memorial Sloan Kettering, Dana-Farber Cancer Center, and MD Anderson Cancer Center.
- Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Publisher: National Cancer Institute
This open-access site contains various resources for patients and professionals related to complementary approaches and cancer: A workbook for patients to use in exploring approaches and talking with their doctors, a guide to help patients make informed choices, FAQs and information on how to read safety warnings, selecting a complementary practitioner, paying for complementary approaches, evaluating medical resources on the Internet, and finding integrative medicine programs.
- PDQ® Cancer Information Summaries
Publisher: National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health
These cancer information summaries from the National Cancer Institute give brief descriptions of selected integrative, alternative and complementary therapies and the evidence supporting their use.
- The Moss Reports
By Ralph Moss, PhD
The Moss Reports contain comprehensive, up-to-date information on conventional, integrative, experimental, complementary, dietary and alternative cancer treatments, detailed for the 27 most common cancer diagnoses.
- United Patients Group
Publisher: United Patients Group
UPG is a resource in medical cannabis for physicians, patients and organizations, acting as a conduit between worldwide medical institutions and the medical cannabis industry. They offer CME education courses and one-on-one consulting to physicians and medical institutions. United Patients Group’s Seal of Approval is awarded to medical professionals, organizations and companies for superior medical cannabis services and reliable medical cannabis products.
- Wholesome Resources
By Julie Lusk, MEd
This website contains information about workshops, resource materials and professional training on stress management, wellness promotion, and mind-body techniques and strategies.
By Dr. Leslie Schover
This website provides resources on finding a sexuality specialist, help with fertility issues, issues related to reproductive health and cancer, sexual health products and general cancer information