Extreme Makeover: Cancer.Net Edition

August 12, 2014
Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

As you may have noticed, as of last week, Cancer.Net has a completely new look and feel. Based on extensive testing, the refreshed design was developed to help improve your experience. The latest changes keep Cancer.Net up-to-date with the most recent trends in web design, offering a streamlined and clean look so you can find the content you’re looking for with fewer clicks. 

The site still provides the same expert-approved information you’ve come to expect, and it continues to be overseen by the 150+ oncologists, oncology nurses, physician assistants, social workers, and patient advocates who make up the Editorial Board.

“Cancer.Net has always provided timely, reliable, comprehensive information for patients and their families, but the way people search for information changes with changing technology,” said Robert S. Miller, MD, FACP, Cancer.Net Editor in Chief. “We did a significant amount of research to better understand how people interact with the site and its content, and utilized some of the newest approaches to web design to better deliver this content to our readers.”

Take a tour of Cancer.Net’s new design and navigation areas:

Types of Cancer provides information about more than 120 types of cancer and cancer-related syndromes.

Navigating Cancer Care describes the basics of cancer care from diagnosis through treatment, as well as providing useful information about managing your care and age-specific information.

Coping and Emotions provides information to help patients and caregivers cope with the emotional aspects of a cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Research and Advocacy explains ASCO’s clinical practice guidelines, highlights cancer research from ASCO meetings and journals, and offers information about advocacy.

Survivorship recognizes the unique needs of cancer survivors, providing information about what to expect after cancer treatment has finished.

Accessing Cancer.Net content in Spanish is also easier. For the first time, Cancer.Net has a Spanish homepage, and any article available in English and Spanish is equipped with a toggle feature to switch between the languages.

"We greatly value the input of our readers and will continue to develop the site in ways that improve their experience, while continuing to provide accurate cancer information that reflects the best science and medical practice,” said Dr. Miller.

Tell us what you think of our new look and format either in the comments section below or at contactus@cancer.net.

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