Resources of Interest to the IBC Community

Dictionaries and Glossary

NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms – 7,777+ cancer-related terms, includes search tips and definitions in English and Spanish.
NCI Drug Dictionary – contains technical definitions, alternate names, and links to related information for 2,300+ agents that are being used in the treatment of patients with cancer or cancer-related conditions.
NCI Glossary of Statistical Terms –  defines common statistical terms, NCI terminology, and the five key statistical measures of cancer: incidence, mortality, survival, prevalence, and lifetime risk.


About Dietary and Herbal Supplements (from the American Society of Clinical Oncology).
Eating Hints: Before, During, and After Cancer Treatment – book to read online or download, in English and Spanish (from the National Cancer Institute).
Food Safety During and After Cancer Treatment – (from the American Society of Clinical Oncology).
Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects: Appetite Changes – .pdf file to download (from the National Cancer Institute).
More Research Is Needed on What Patients Being Treated for Cancer Should Eat – (from the National Cancer Institute).
Nutrition and Physical Activity During and After Cancer Treatment: Answers to Common Questions (from the American Cancer Society).
Nutrition for the Person With Cancer During Treatment – (from the American Cancer Society)
Nutrition in Cancer Care – (from the National Cancer Institute).
Nutrition Recommendations During and After Treatment – (from the American Society of Clinical Oncology).

Organizations for Patients, Family and Caregivers

Cancer Survivors Network – support each other, create a personal space to share stories, participate in discussion board or chatroom (from the American Cancer Society).
Cancer.Net – oncologist approved cancer information for patients, family members, friends, and caregivers to help patients and families make informed health-care decisions (from the American Society of Clinical Oncology).
Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation. Participate in research initiatives and help make breast cancer history.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer – empowers all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life.
Survivor and Patient Advocacy. – Scientist<->Survivor Program, educational materials on cancer research, opportunities for survivor advocates (from the American Association for Cancer Research).
Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation®: Dedicated to supporting TNBC-specific research and to providing meaningful programs and services to the TNBC community.

Etc., etc.

The Breast Cancer Stamp – “Breast Cancer Research First-Class Semipostal 55¢. It is valid for postage at the First-Class first-ounce letter rate in effect at the time of purchase. By law, 70 percent of the net amount raised is given to the National Institutes of Health and 30 percent is given to the Medical Research Program at the Department of Defense.”
The Median Isn’t the Message – “It is the antidote both to those who say that, ‘the statistics don’t matter,’ and to those who have the unfortunate habit of pronouncing death sentences on patients who face a difficult prognosis. Anyone who researches the medical literature will confront the statistics for their disease. Anyone who reads this will be armed with reason and with hope.”