There are many useful reference resources on-line that deal exhaustively with cancer and cancer control. CCAN members have proposed the ones below as being particularly useful for Patient Voice Representatives. They are presented in alphabetical order:

  1. Canadian Cancer Society
    This is the official Web site of the Canadian Cancer Society, Canada’s national community based organization of volunteers dedicated to the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. The site provides a wealth of information on the various types of cancer, prevention strategies, research, support services– and much more.
    URL: http://www.cancer.ca
  2. Cancer Care Ontario
    Cancer Care Ontario is Ontario’s provincial agency responsible for advising the provincial government on how to continually improve cancer services.
    URL: http://www.cancercare.on.ca
  3. Cancer View Canada
    The Cancer View Canada Web portal connects Canadians to online services, information and resources for cancer control. Continually undated to keep its information resources fresh and current, the site also links people in the Canadian cancer community to each other.
    URL: http://www.cancerview.ca/portal/server.pt/community/home/4484
  4. Care to Know Centre
    CareToKnow.org is a networking website giving all Canadians access to supportive communities and health information. The site lets people learn about what’s new in the world of health in plain language. Through the connections they make online, individual scan get support and information on health topics including home care, diabetes, chronic illness, senior health, mental health, family-centred care and being a caregiver.
    URL: http://www.caretoknow.org
  5. National Cancer Institute
    This is the official Web site of the National Cancer Institute, one of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The information tends to be quite technical, but is exhaustive in its treatment of the full range of cancers, treatments, clinical trials, and many other topics.
    URL: http://www.cancer.gov