Patient Education Resources

ASCO CancerLinQ: Shaping The Future Of Cancer Care and Cancer.Net: Doctor-Approved Patient Information from ASCO

You are now visiting Cancer.Net (www.cancer.net), the patient information website of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). ASCO’s patient education content is reviewed and approved by an ASCO Editorial Board of more than 150 oncologists and other physicians, physician assistants, oncology nurses, social workers, and patient advocates.

There are many online and print resources that you can use right now for your patients’ educational needs. We invite you to explore those, outlined below. ASCO also envisions that future editions of CancerLinQ will include integrated access to these high-quality patient education materials.

Order Patient Education Materials for Your Practice

ASCO Answers is a collection of oncologist-approved materials developed for people with cancer and their caregivers. Print copies can be ordered through the ASCO University Bookstore with free shipping; ASCO members also receive 20% off.

Covers of guides in various colors: the top reads ASCO Answers: Cancer Survivorship
ASCO Answers Guides to Cancer: Help newly-diagnosed patients better understand their disease and treatment options. Titles include breast cancer, colorectal cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, cancer survivorship, and caregiving.
 

Front and back views of fact sheets including Understanding Immunotherapy and When Cancer Spreads to the Brain
 
ASCO Answers Fact Sheets: This series of one-page (front and back) fact sheets provide an introduction to a specific type of cancer, cancer treatment, or side effect.


Stack of booklets, including Managing Your Weight After a Cancer Diagnosis, Managing the Cost of Cancer Care, Managing Cancer-Related Pain, Palliative Care, Advanced Cancer Care Planning, and Stopping Tobacco Use After a Cancer Diagnosis
ASCO Answers Topic-Specific Booklets: Detailed information for patients and caregivers about practical concerns, in both English and Spanish: Advanced Cancer Care Planning; Managing the Cost of Cancer Care; Managing Your Weight After a Cancer Diagnosis; Palliative Care; Stopping Tobacco Use After a Cancer Diagnosis (for patients); and Tobacco Cessation Provider Toolkit (for providers, available in English only).

Direct Your Patients to Trusted Online Content  American Society of Clinical Oncology ® Cancer.Net, Doctor-Approved Patient Information

Cancer.Net brings the expertise and resources of ASCO to patients and their loved ones. This free, patient-friendly website offers a wide variety of information on:

  • Types of Cancer – Comprehensive guides to more than 120 types of cancer and related syndromes

  • Navigating Cancer Care – Information on diagnostic tests, clinical trials, side effects, genetics, the costs of care, and more

  • Coping with Cancer – Guidance on the emotional and social challenges that cancer can bring

  • Research and Advocacy - A portal to news from ASCO meetings, as well as patient summaries of ASCO’s Clinical Practice Guidelines

  • Survivorship - Information on post-treatment care, including rehabilitation and late effects, and about ASCO's Survivorship Care Plans

  • Blog - Provides practical tips for living with cancer, survivor stories, research news, and much more

  • Cancer.Net En Español – Translated content for visitors in Spanish

Make Patients Aware of Free Mobile App

Cancer.Net's app is the mobile companion for patients to organize important personal data often needed for doctor's visits and provide educational information. It includes interactive tools to help patients get answers to important questions, track side effects, and manage medications. Versions in both iOS and Android are freely available at www.cancer.net/app. 

Help Your Patients Discover Cancer.Net

Share Cancer.Net with your patients to feel confident that they have access to an authoritative and timely online educational resource.

Free Promotional Materials: Promote the use of Cancer.Net with your patients. Email contactus@cancer.net to receive any of the following items:

  • Business cards about Cancer.Net

  • Informational postcards for both patients and doctors

  • Referral cards for the Cancer.Net Mobile app

  • Cancer information prescription pads

  • Cancer.Net pens

Utilizing Cancer.Net Content: If you are interested in licensing or otherwise utilizing any of ASCO’s patient education content for your practice, complete the Permissions Request Form and return it to permissions@asco.org.

For More Information: Email contactus@cancer.net or call 888-651-3038.