About Cancer.Net

In August 2014, Cancer.Net was redesigned and streamlined in line with the latest knowledge in the field of website usability and user preferences. The structure of the website has also gone through a comprehensive review, to make Cancer.Net’s vast amount of content easier to find with fewer links for site visitors. Don’t worry, Cancer.Net’s redesign has not affected its valuable content, which is reviewed and approved by the site’s 150-member Editorial Board

As part of the 2014 redesign, there is a new Cancer.Net Blog and several enhancements to ASCO’s Find a Cancer Doctor database search. Multimedia components – including Cancer.Net videos and podcasts – are now more easily integrated into written articles thanks to the redesign. And, there is now a toggle feature to switch between English and Spanish on each webpage where Spanish content is available, enabling visitors to more easily navigate the site in Spanish. In addition, Cancer.Net has a Spanish version of its homepage for the first time. Together, these design changes make Cancer.Net easier to use and navigate, getting people to the information they are seeking quicker. 

We hope you like our new look and format. Tell us what you think at contactus@cancer.net.

ASCO's patient information website -- Cancer.Net (www.cancer.net) -- provides timely, oncologist-approved information to help patients and families make informed health care decisions. All content is subject to a formal peer-review process by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, composed of more than 150 medical, surgical, radiation, and pediatric oncologists, physician assistants, oncology nurses, social workers, and patient advocates. In addition, ASCO editorial staff reviews the content for easy readability. Cancer.Net content is reviewed on an annual basis or as needed.

Cancer.Net was launched in May 2002 as People Living With Cancer (PLWC). In April 2008, the website was relaunched as Cancer.Net (www.cancer.net). Cancer.Net has received several honors for its content, design, and ease of use.  And, Cancer.Net’s free App has also been recognized by several awards.


Cancer.Net received the 2014 IMA Best in Class Award from the Interactive Media Awards in the Medical category (http://www.interactivemediaawards.com). The Interactive Media Awards were created by the Interactive Media Council and recognize the highest standards of excellence in website design and development.


Cancer.Net has been awarded a Gold Web Health Award (PDF), which recognizes high-quality digital health resources for consumers and health professionals. The awards are organized by the Health Information Resource Center.

Cancer.Net has received a 2014 eHealthcare Leadership Gold Award for Best Healthcare Content by Strategic Health Care Communications.  
Cancer.Net is a 2014 Gold Winner of the Davey Awards, which honors the best web, design, video, advertising, and mobile from small firms worldwide. The Davey Awards are administered by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts. 
Cancer.Net is a 2014 Silver Winner of the W3 Awards, which honors creative excellence on the web, administered by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. 


Cancer.Net has been honored nine times by the annual Web Marketing Association WebAwards program, most recently in September 2014
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Highlights of the site are listed below and will help navigate you through many of the components that make Cancer.Net a unique and important cancer resource. After extensive testing, Cancer.Net updated its navigation framework in February 2014 to help visitors find the information they want faster. This site now has new navigation areas, with some articles and other content now categorized in different areas. Take time to browse the content and use what you learn as you talk about your cancer care with your family, doctor, and health care team. Keep an eye out for other changes coming to Cancer.Net soon! 

Types of Cancer - A comprehensive guide to more than 120 types of cancer and cancer-related syndromes, including disease-specific treatment and side effects information. There is also information in Spanish about the most common cancer types affecting Hispanics/Latinos in the United States.

Navigating Cancer Care - A basic overview of cancer including resources for those newly diagnosed, risk factors and prevention strategies, genetics, and information on clinical trials. This section also includes guidance on how to manage care, the costs of cancer care, and topics specific to different age groups.

Blog - The Cancer.Net Blog provides practical tips for living with cancer, suggestions to help patients and families cope with the disease, research news and guidelines from ASCO, and much more. The blog section also includes the Cancer.Net Podcasts, which provide which provide patient information on cancer research, treatment, coping, and many other topics in audio format.

Coping and Emotions - Practical suggestions for dealing with the emotional effects of cancer, and resources on navigating relationships, caregiving, and grief and bereavement.

Research and Advocacy - The portal to news from ASCO meetings and symposia, ASCO and Cancer.Net events, and ASCO's Care and Treatment Summaries for Patients. This section also includes summary information about the research process, an introduction to cancer advocacy, and the ASCO programs designed for patient advocates.

Survivorship - Information about healthy living beyond cancer, including tracking your medical history using ASCO's Cancer Treatment Summaries and Survivorship Care Plans. Also includes information on rehabilitation and the late effects of treatment, as well as a section highlighting survivor artwork.

Cancer.Net En Español - Content for Cancer.Net visitors who speak Spanish, including translations of What to Know: ASCO's Guidelines, information on managing side effects, an introduction to clinical trials, and information on the most common cancer types in Hispanics/Latinos in the United States

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