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National Cancer Institute - Cancer Drug Information

This list includes more than 100 cancer drug information summaries from NCI. The summaries provide consumer-friendly information about cancer drugs and drug combinations.

State By State Guide to Becoming a CNA

SEER (Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results) Fact Sheets: Colon and Rectum

Use the tables and graphs on SEER’S page to learn more about the American stats for:

  • Incidence & Mortality
  • Survival & Stage
  • Lifetime Risk
  • Prevalence
  • References

Canada Federal Tax Credit Information

For inquiries, visit the Canada Revenue Agency Web site at or call 1-800-959-8281. If you need forms or publications, go to or call 1-800-959-2221.

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Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors

UK Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Trial

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Precious Resources for Ostomates in the Province of Quebec`s Montreal South-Shore:

Le Centre de Stomothérapie du Québec

Summary of Suitability and feasibility of a Colorectal cancer screening program in Québec. Executive summary and conclusions of the report of the scientific committee Established by the INSPQ

Randomized comparative trials have shown that screening can reduce the mortality from colorectal cancer. However, due to difficulties of implementation, as observed in various countries, the expected benefits might not be achieved. The Committee recommends that the following conditions be met prior to implementing a provincial program: Accessibility to colonoscopic examinations should be governed by the implementation of clinical, quality and performance standards that will be applied to all clienteles in all services offering this examination in Québec. Individuals with a high risk of colorectal cancer, primarily those identified by a family history of colorectal cancer, should be so informed, and they should have access to screening that corresponds to their specific risk. A demonstration project to show the feasibility of a program targeting average-risk individuals should be carried out before implementing a program at the provincial level. The effectiveness of the colorectal cancer screening program for average-risk individuals must meet the following requirements: The target population must be restricted to persons aged 50 to 74. Each person must be invited individually and must be provided with information, tools and, when needed, support for making an informed decision whether or not to participate in screening. The screening program must be integrated with a global policy to combat colorectal cancer, which will include a primary prevention component designed to promote healthy lifestyles associated with a lower risk of colorectal cancer. Screening must be based on a fecal occult blood test (FOBT) every two years, followed by a complete colonoscopy if the result is positive. The choice between the guaiac test and the immunochemical test must be based on the results obtained during the demonstration project. FOBTs must be available without requiring referral from a family physician. The tests must be analysed in a central laboratory meeting high quality assurance criteria. The screening program must provide for monitoring mechanisms and for the measurement of performance and quality indicators. It must also be shown that it has no significant negative impact on the other aspects of colorectal cancer control or on clinical services (colonoscopy, for example).

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Empower the Patient

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Oncology Passport

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National Cancer Round Table

Colorectal Cancer Supplement

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Screening and Surveillance for the Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer and Adenomatous Polyps, 2008

A Joint Guideline from the American Cancer Society, the US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer, and the American College of Radiology


Orientations Cancer 2007

Direction de la lutte contre la cancer. Orientations prioritaires 2007-2012.

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YES is a grassroots organization that was created out of the need to provide cancer patients with experience and insight which can increase the treatment possibilities available for those who have liver involvement.

The Care Guide

Canada’s free and comprehensive resource to help you make informed decisions about seniors’ housing, care services and related matters for you or a loved one.

American Institute for Cancer Research

The American Institute for Cancer Research is the cancer charity that fosters research on diet and cancer prevention and educates the public about the results.

Support, Knowledge, Hope :
CCAC Reference Guide on Colorectal Cancer

The Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada has contributed to the publication of a new Companion and Reference Guide for People Living with Colorectal Cancer.

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Living with Colorectal Cancer - Booklet

This booklet provided by the Colon Cancer Alliance is meant to help you sort through some of the many new feelings and situations you will face as you learn to live with colorectal cancer.

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Current Oncology

Established in 1994, Current Oncology is a Canadian based and internationally distributed journal. Published bi-monthly plus special supplemental issues, Current Oncology represents a multidisciplinary medium encompassing health care workers in the field of cancer therapy to report upon and to review progress in the management of this disease. You can look up some current cancer patient support groups.

Awareness Supplements

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and each year we publish an educational supplement in the The Globe and Mail and La Presse, to help inform Canadians about prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer.

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Hereditary Colorectal Cancers - Reference Manual

To be told you have cancer is one of the greatest challenges anyone can face. To suspect the cause is related to your genes and that your loved ones are also at risk is almost too much to bear. But every year thousands of people find themselves in this situation, in a new world of colonoscopy, family histories and DNA tests. The book Colorectal Cancer Can Run In The Family
brings together world experts in this field in an attempt to provide families with a concise and readable guide to this new world.

Cancer Advocacy Coalition

he CACC is Canada’s only full-time, registered, non-profit cancer group dedicated exclusively to advocacy. The CACC is not a charity and operates on unrestricted grants from sponsors based on guidelines that ensure the organization’s autonomy. The CACC publishes Canada’s only independent evaluation of cancer system performance, the annual Report Card on Cancer. The Board of Directors is comprised of unpaid volunteer oncologists, health sector executives and patient advocates from across the country.

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Drug Coverage - A guide to reimbursement for prescription medications in Canada

Most Canadians have access to reimbursement for prescription medications through private insurance plans (third-party insurance), the provincial / territorial drug benefit programs or federal programs for certain groups. Drug Coverage provides information on these programs and provides links to important pages of their websites.


ChemoReady is a three-step, personalized tutorial that helps patients and their caregivers prepare for chemotherapy. Use ChemoReady to find out what to expect, how to get ready and to develop a customized plan that will help you prepare to meet the physical, emotional and practical challenges of chemotherapy. Go to

Radiation Therapy Answers

Radiation Therapy for Colorectal Cancer is just one of the several different patient brochures ASTRO offers, including information on clinical trials, the radiation oncology treatment team as well as three new Spanish language brochures. All of the brochures are free of charge to patients and support groups by visiting RT Answers or calling 1-800-962-7876.

Guiding Treatment Decisions

When patients, caregivers and providers face critical treatment choices, NexCura delivers the timely, targeted, evidence-based and personally relevant knowledge they need. Using patented technology the NexProfiler™ treatment option tools generate individualized treatment options information based on peer-reviewed clinical research. Visit Nexcura.

Canada’s Food Guide

It will help you understand how much and what types of foods you need, as well as the benefits of eating well and being active. Consult the Food Guide  Download Adobe Reader- PDF File Reader - Free or visit Health Canada Web Site.

Canada’s Physical Activity Guide

The Healthy Living Unit has the lead responsibility within the Public Health Agency of Canada for delivering on the federal government’s role in physical activity. Visit Healthy Living Unit or French version of the site.

Cancer Centers and Links to other Centers, Institutes and Societies for Cancer Information

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
USC/Norris Colorectal Cancer Center
Oncolink - University of Pennsylvania
Hereditary Cancer Institute
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Cleveland Clinic
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute of Canada
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Canadian Cancer Society
People Living with Cancer
Mayo Clinic

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American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
To locate a colorectal surgeon in Canada, you can search via the web site of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, a leading professional society representing more than 1000 board certified Colon and Rectal surgeons and other surgeons dedicated to advancing and promoting the science and practice of the treatment of patients with diseases and disorders affecting the colon, rectum, and anus.

Canadian Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons
To foster better understanding and increase and maintain a standard of excellence in the treatment of diseases of the colon, rectum and anus.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
An organization of medical specialists dedicated to ensuring the highest standards and quality of health care.

Medical Journals

New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
British Medical Journal (BMJ)
Journal of Clinical Pathology
Diseases of the Colon & Rectum
Journal of Hepatology
Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Astra Zeneca
American Journal of Clinical Oncology: Cancer Clinical Trials
Lancet Oncology
Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI)
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
Journal of Surgical Oncology
Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America
Hematological Oncology
Clinical Oncology
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ)

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