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Access to Investigational Drugs: Questions and Answers

A fact sheet that defines investigational drugs (drugs under study, but not yet FDA approved) and describes how patients and doctors can obtain them.

Review Date: December 06, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Cancer Nanotechnology: Frequently Asked Questions

This fact sheet explains why nanotechnology is an important tool for cancer detection, therapy and research.

Review Date: December 10, 2012

NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer

Cancer Studies at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center: Questions and Answers

A fact sheet about clinical trials at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD.

Review Date: November 02, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Cancer Treatment Scams

Curious about a product that says it can treat or cure cancer? Be skeptical. Learn what signs to watch out for and talk to your doctor before trying anything new.

Review Date: December 18, 2012

Federal Trade Commission

Clinical Trials - National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Search for NCI clinical trials now accepting participants, find clinical trial results, and learn what clinical trials are, how they work, why they're useful, patient care costs, and more.

Review Date: December 10, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Cancer Treatment

Learn about healing philosophies, approaches, and complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies used with or instead of traditional cancer treatments.

Review Date: March 02, 2011

NIH National Cancer Institute

Gene Therapy for Cancer: Questions and Answers

Gene therapy is an experimental treatment that involves introducing genetic material into a person’s cells to fight disease. This fact sheet answers questions about gene therapy for cancer.

Review Date: December 06, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

How to Find a Cancer Treatment Trial: A 10-Step Guide

This guide will help you to look for a cancer treatment clinical trial that might benefit you. Learn about clinical trials for your type and stage of cancer.

Review Date: November 02, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

If You Have Cancer and Have Medicare...You Should Know About Clinical Trials

Cancer treatment clinical trials are research studies to find better ways to treat cancer. Clinical trials often compare the standard treatment with a new treatment that doctors hope will be better. Find out if you would benefit from participating in a clinical trial.

Review Date: November 02, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

NCI: Cancer Clinical Trials

This page links to educational materials about clinical trials. Learn what clinical trials are, how they work, why they're useful, patient care costs, and more.

Review Date: December 10, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Pain Management and Relief

Pain may be caused by the cancer itself, by the treatment, or by the side effects of the treatment. Most pain experts agree that 90-95% of all cancer-related pain CAN be successfully treated. Patients and health care professionals can work as a team to manage pain and discomfort.

Review Date: September 26, 2011

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

Questions and Answers About Cancell/Entelev

Answers to the questions about Cancell/Entelev, a liquid mixture promoted as a treatment for cancer and other diseases.

Review Date: March 08, 2011

NIH National Cancer Institute

Questions and Answers About Laetrile/Amygdalin

Answers to frequently asked questions about laetrile and amydalin, chemical compounds used as a treatment for cancer worldwide. Laetrile has not been approved by the FDA.

Review Date: March 02, 2011

NIH National Cancer Institute

Questions and Answers About Selected Vegetables/Sun's Soup

Learn about the use of Selected Vegetables/Sun’s Soup, names given to several different mixtures of vegetables and herbs being studied as treatments for cancer and other medical conditions, including acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Review Date: December 10, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Questions and Answers About the Gonzalez Regimen

Find answers to questions about the Gonzalez Regimen, a complex treatment plan based on the role of enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and other dietary factors that is promoted as a treatment for advanced pancreatic cancer.

Review Date: March 08, 2011

NIH National Cancer Institute

Tea and Cancer Prevention: Strengths and Limits of the Evidence

This fact sheet describes the ingredients contained in tea, and how tea might help to prevent cancer. Learn about research on the association between tea consumption and cancer risk.

Review Date: March 02, 2011

NIH National Cancer Institute

Thinking about Complementary and Alternative Medicine: A Guide for People with Cancer

You have many choices to make before, during, and after your cancer treatment. Learn whether complementary and alternative medical treatment is right for you.

Review Date: March 02, 2011

NIH Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Cancer Institute