If you are an oncologist or oncology health professional looking to help your patients with their education needs, know that ASCO is here to help you. ASCO’s patient information website, Cancer.Net, offers trusted and compassionate information for people with cancer and their families and caregivers.
All of the content on Cancer.Net is reviewed and approved by an ASCO Editorial Board of more than 150 medical, surgical, radiation, and pediatric oncologists, oncology nurses, physician assistants, social workers, and patient advocates. The comprehensive content on Cancer.Net includes sections devoted to cancer types, navigating cancer care, coping with cancer, survivorship, caregiving, and research and advocacy. There is also a blog, as well as podcasts and videos. Many pages on Cancer.Net are also available in Spanish. View a flyer that describes the Spanish content on Cancer.Net.
Share a PowerPoint slide in your presentations to let people know about the resources available at Cancer.Net.
7 Ways You Can Help ASCO Deliver Trusted Information to Patients and Caregivers
1. Include Expert Patient Information From ASCO in Your After-Visit Summaries
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Want to direct your patients to specific resources? Download a list of quick links (PDF) to specific Cancer.Net sections and articles.
2. Sign up to Receive Cancer.Net Emails
Cancer.Net offers 2 options to receive informational emails about new and updated content and offerings:
Sign up to receive Inside Cancer.Net, the free monthly email newsletter that highlights new and noteworthy articles, videos, podcasts, and events featured on Cancer.Net.
3. Order Free Cancer.Net Promotional Materials
Help your patients discover Cancer.Net and feel confident that they have access to an authoritative and timely online educational resource by stocking your practice with these free items:
Referral cards to Cancer.Net (available in packs of 50 cards with card stand holder).
Cancer.Net Mobile app postcards (two-sided, available in packs of 50 postcards)
Information postcards for patients on the resources available at Cancer.Net (two-sided, available in packs of 50 postcards)
4. Give Patients ASCO Answers Education Materials
ASCO Answers is a collection of oncologist-approved patient education materials developed by ASCO for people with cancer and their caregivers. All patient education materials can be ordered through the ASCO University Bookstore with free domestic shipping. ASCO members also receive 20% off.
ASCO Answers Guides to Cancer: These comprehensive guides help newly diagnosed patients better understand their disease and treatment options. They include information about diagnosis, treatment, side effects, and psychosocial effects and allow patients to record the specifics of their individual diagnosis and treatment plan.
ASCO Answers Fact Sheets: This series of one-page (front and back) fact sheets provides an introduction to a specific type of cancer, cancer treatment, or side effect. Each includes an overview of the subject, an illustration, words to know, and questions to ask the health care team.
ASCO Answers Topic-Specific Booklets: Detailed information for patients and caregivers about practical, specific concerns, in both English and Spanish.
5. Encourage Your Patients to Download the Mobile App
Cancer.Net's free app is the mobile companion for patients to stay informed about cancer and to organize important personal data often needed for doctor's visits. It includes interactive tools to jot down questions, track side effects, and manage medications. It is available at www.cancer.net/app.
6. Let Patients Know You’re Here to Help
Cancer.Net provides a “Find a Cancer Doctor” directory right on the homepage, so patients can connect with the doctors they need. ASCO members: To have your practice listed in the Cancer.Net database, please update the Patient Contact Information field in your ASCO member profile. For assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. Connect on Social Media
View an Introduction to Cancer.Net
Learn more about the information and resources that Cancer.Net offers to your patients and their loved ones:
A full-text transcript is available.