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United States Sites:

  • American Cancer Society (ACS)
    Search the American Cancer Society Web site by keyword, or go to individual State chapters.

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    This site provides publications, travelers' health information, statistics, training, employment, and other information from the CDC.

    • State Health Departments
      Go directly to individual State health departments, or search one or more State health departments by keyword(s).

    • Leading Causes of Death Reports
      Create customized reports ranking causes of death within a Census Region or State

      An easy-to-use system that provides a single point of access to a wide variety of CDC reports, guidelines, and numeric public health data.

    • Resources for Creating Public Health Maps
      Internet links provided by CDC as a guide to exploring the dynamic field of health and geographic information science. Outside links are not supported by CDC, but are listed for their related content.

    • National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR)
      Supports efforts by states and territories to improve existing cancer registries; plans and implements registries where they do not exist; meets standards for data completeness, timeliness, and quality; develops model legislation and regulations to enhance the viability of registry operations; trains registry personnel; and establishes a computerized reporting and data-processing system.

    • National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
      The federal government's principal vital and health statistics agency.

      • NCHS Atlas of U.S. Mortality
        This atlas is the first to show all leading causes of death by race and sex for small U.S. geographic areas referred to as Health Service Areas (HSA's).

      • GIS and Public Health
        This Web site provides information on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at NCHS and the larger public health community. The site provides current public health GIS news and information, a calendar of GIS and related events, and links to related sites.

      • NCHS Publications and Data

  • Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention - Your Cancer Risk
    "Your Cancer Risk" estimates your risk of cancer and provides personalized tips for prevention. It doesn't tell you if you'll get cancer or not. "Your Cancer Risk" is most accurate for people of age 40 and over, who have never had any type of cancer. Find out how to lower your risk and where to focus your prevention efforts.

  • National Atlas of the United States
    This Atlas updates a large bound collection of paper maps that was published in 1970. Like its predecessor, this edition promotes greater national geographic awareness. It delivers easy to use, map-like views of America's natural and sociocultural landscapes. Unlike the previous Atlas, this version is largely digital. The new National Atlas includes products and services designed to stimulate children and adults to visualize and understand complex relationships between environments, places, and people. It contributes to our knowledge of the environmental, resource, demographic, economic, social, political, and historical dimensions of American life. The updated National Atlas is designed to provide a reliable summary of national-scale geographical information. Though it cannot provide detailed map information, the Atlas directs users to other sources for this information.

  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)
    The federal government's principal agency for cancer research. The NCI is a component of the National Institutes of Health, the focal point for the nation's biomedical research.

    • Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)
      The SEER Program of the National Cancer Institute is the most authoritative source of information on cancer incidence and survival in the United States.

    • CancerNet
      Provides recent and accurate cancer information from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), including treatment options, clinical trials, genetics, causes, risk factors, prevention, testing, coping, support and resources, literature, and more.

  • National Library of Medicine (NLM)
    The world's largest medical library with links to many health-related resources

  • North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR)
    Established in 1987, NAACCR is a collaborative umbrella organization for cancer registries, governmental agencies, professional associations, and private groups in North America interested in enhancing the quality and use of cancer registry data. Most central cancer registries in the United States and Canada are members. This site provides statistics and reports, as well as direct links to member registries.

  • U.S. Census Bureau
    The preeminent collector and provider of timely, relevant, and quality data about the people and economy of the United States.

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

    • healthfinder®
      A gateway to reliable consumer health and human services information developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

  • University of Wisconsin Data and Program Library Service (DPLS)
    Data and Program Library Service (DPLS) is the central repository of data collections used by the social science research community at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Its mission is to promote academic research by facilitating the use of secondary research materials. To fulfill this mission the library acquires, preserves and facilitates access to social science data resources, provides reference and technical services to researchers, and assists in the archiving of locally produced data.

International Sites:

  • CancerIndex
    CancerIndex is guide to Internet resources maintained by the North of England Children's Cancer Research Unit, Department of Child Health, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. These resources include:

    • Guide to Internet Resources for Cancer
      An annotated directory of over 4,000 links sorted by cancer type, medical speciality, country and other topics.

    • Children's Cancer Web
      Information and links about childhood cancer sorted by cancer type, country and other topics.

    • Cancer Genetics Web
      Detailed information for researchers about genetic alterations detected in tumour cells with links to research abstracts and gene databases.

    • Guide to Medical Terminology and Cancer
      This guide is intended as an introduction to medical terminology with an emphasis on cancer. The guide is primarily aimed at those who may have little or no medical background, but can also be of some use to those with more experience.

  • Cancer Registries on the Web
    This page, maintained by the Rotterdam (Netherlands) Cancer Registry, provides links to cancer registries around the world. Some of the registries make extensive data available to the user, while others provide information on how to access their data, or provide general information and a list of publications . Some of the links are completely in that country's native language, while others have sections that are in English. Some of the links are not active, which is a function of the frequency of its updates.

  • Health Canada Online - Cancer
    This site introduces the online information available on cancer from Health Canada and provides links to general information on risk factors, cancer prevention, specific information by cancer type, statistical and epidemiological information (including cancer mortality and incidence maps and tables), and cancer treatment.

  • International Union Against Cancer (UICC)
    The International Union Against Cancer (UICC) is the only global cancer organization with members and activities covering all aspects of cancer control. Founded in 1933, UICC is an independent, international, non-governmental association of more than 290 member cancer-fighting organizations in 86 countries.

  • Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
    The components of the present system include, for each country: a list of core data; an executive summary of the health situation; graphs and maps that illustrate the health situation; and documented references. The selection of the core data to reflect the health situation in the Americas responds to the need for country specific information for utilization by national and international agencies, as well as by students, researchers, and workers in the health field.

  • World Health Organization (WHO)

    • Atlas of Leading and "Avoidable" Causes of Death in Countries of Central and Eastern Europe
      This downloadable computer-based atlas of leading and "avoidable" causes of death presents 1985-1991 mortality data for subnational administrative areas of 14 countries of the eastern half of the WHO European Region.

    • CANCERMondial
      This web site provides access to information on the occurrence of cancer world-wide held by the Unit of Descriptive Epidemiology at the IARC.

    • EUCAN
      Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence in the European Union

    • GLOBOCAN 1
      A CD with worldwide cancer and mortality information available from IARC.

    • International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
      IARC is part of the World Health Organization (WHO). IARC's mission is to coordinate and conduct research on the causes of human cancer, the mechanisms of carcinogenesis, and to develop scientific strategies for cancer control. The Agency is involved in both epidemiological and laboratory research and disseminates scientific information through publications, meetings, courses, and fellowships.

    • WHO Databank
      Hosted by the Unit of Descriptive Epidemiology (DEP) International Agency for Research on Cancer, this Web site contains the cancer mortality data provided by WHO databank

    • WHO Statistical Information System (WHOSIS)
      Health and health-related statistical information from the WHO Global Program on Evidence for Health Policy.

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