Follow Up of Abnormal Clinical and Imaging Findings of the Breast: Five Self-Study Modules for Primary Care Clinicians

 

Cancer Information for the General Public

American Cancer Society
ACS is a nationwide, community-based, volunteer health organization that focuses on cancer research, education, and advocacy. The Web site includes consumer information, publications, treatment decision tools, cancer statistics, and other materials. Information is available in English and Spanish.

American Institute for Cancer Research
This non-profit organization has programs in cancer research and education. Focus is given to the relation of diet and nutrition to the prevention and treatment of cancer. Free publications on breast cancer are available under "Information You Can Use" on their homepage.

Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR)
A free-of-charge subscription Web site, ACOR provides information and support to cancer patients and those who care for them through cancer-related Internet mailing lists and credible Web-based resources.

Cancer Information Service
This national information and education network is a free public service of the National Cancer Institute. It is a source of the latest cancer information for patients, the general public, and health professionals and a resource for education and outreach for disadvantaged populations.

Lance Armstrong Foundation
The mission is to inspire and empower people with cancer to live strong. We serve our mission through education, advocacy, public health and research programs.

Lange Productions
Video topics include "The New BSE" and "New Treatment Options," breast biopsies and diagnostics, radiation treatment and more. A catalogue of materials is available on the Web site.

National Cancer Institute
This site contains a wealth of information for healthcare professionals and the general public on topics such as cancer research programs, cancer research funding, support resources, clinical trials, and cancer statistics. Information is available in English and Spanish.

National Guideline Clearinghouse
Includes guidelines for breast cancer screening and management

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
This site provides information about funds for breast cancer research, breast cancer related news stories, a calendar of Komen events, list of local Komen affiliates and survivors' personal stories. Age-related screening guidelines are also listed.

University of Pennsylvania Oncolink
This is an up-to-date, well organized site containing general information about cancer, specific information about breast cancer, links to screening, risk factors, prevention, genetics, etc.

Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization
Provides information and support to those touched by breast cancer, their families, healthcare professionals and the public, and advocates for scientific research and for the rights of people with breast cancer. Information is available in English and Spanish.

Cancer Information for Healthcare Professionals

American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN)
ACRIN is a cooperative group that manages clinical trials of imaging technologies as they relate to cancer, funded by the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. ACRIN has been in operation since March 1999.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AHRQ's mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of healthcare. This Web site offers results of research in many different areas, including women's health. The site also contains consumer information and information regarding funding opportunities for researchers. Some of the information on the site is available in Spanish.

American Academy of Family Physicians
AAFP represent the nation's family physicians. This site contains patient education, news releases, clinical guidelines, and information for healthcare clinicians.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
ACOG represents the nation's leading group of professionals providing healthcare to women. This site contains patient education, news releases, guidelines, and information for healthcare clinicians.

American College of Radiology
ACR is a nationwide organization that provides accreditation for mammography facilities. The site includes standards for accreditation, education, publications, and information on state chapters.

American Society of Breast Disease
The American Society of Breast Disease advocates a multidisciplinary team approach to breast health management and to breast disease prevention, early detection, treatment, and research.

American Society of Clinical Oncology
ASCO is one of the largest professional organizations for cancer care clinicians. This informative site contains up-to-date practice guidelines, publications, and policy statements.

CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians
The American Cancer Society has launched a new site for its flagship journal, CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. Features of this fast, reliable, and free Web site include the full-text of every article from 1990 to the present, full search capabilities, free Online CME quizzes, and links to other ACS journals.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS)
CMS wants to ensure providers and healthcare practitioners have quick access to accurate Medicare program information.

Institute of Medicine
The nation turns to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies for science-based advice on matters of biomedical science, medicine, and health. A nonprofit organization specifically created for this purpose as well as an honorific membership organization, the IOM was chartered in 1970 as a component of the National Academy of Sciences.

Food and Drug Administration
This site provides news from the FDA, including the latest and recently approved drugs for treating breast cancer and regulations for mammography facilities.

National Consortium of Brest Centers
A nonprofit membership organization dedicated to excellence in breast healthcare for the general public. Members include breast health professionals who provide direct patient care and corporations and businesses that provide services or products to breast health professionals and their organizations.

National Guideline Clearinghouse
A public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, NGC is an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

National Cancer Institute
This site contains a wealth of information for healthcare professionals and the general public on topics such as cancer research programs, cancer research funding, support resources, clinical trials, and cancer statistics. Information is available in English and Spanish.

National Center for Contemporary and Alternative Medicine
This site, through the National Institute of Health, offers current information of contemporary and alternative medicine, ongoing research, clinical trials, and training opportunities.

National Library of Medicine
Enables clinicians to connect to comprehensive databases of medical information, such as MEDLARS and MEDLINE.

ONS Online
Home of the Oncology Nursing Society, this site is an information service for oncology nurses, other healthcare clinicians, people with cancer, and their families and friends.

Physician Insurers Association of America
The Breast Cancer Study is a planned program of continuing education sponsored by the PIAA. It was developed in accordance with the ACCME's Essential Areas and Policies. Completion of this document and its examination qualifies for 2.0 hours of category 1 CME credit toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award.

Cancer Resources for Patients and Survivors

AMC Cancer Research Center
This site contains information on cancer research, as well as a counseling hotline.

Breast Cancer Answers
This site is run by the Public Health Institute and features a clinical trial matching system, an art gallery, personal stories, and links to other cancer Web sites.

Breast Cancer Book Store
An associate of Amazon.com, this site lists breast cancer-related books, publishers, cost, and provides some reviews.

Cancer Care, Inc.
This national non-profit organization helps people with cancer, their families, and caregivers. Through one-to-one counseling, specialized support groups, education programs, telephone contact and online services, Cancer Care offers support, guidance, information and referral free of charge. Information is available in English and Spanish.

Cancer Hope Network
This not-for-profit organization provides free and confidential one-on-one support to cancer patients and their families. Patients and/or family members may be matched with trained volunteers who have undergone and recovered from similar cancer experiences.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer
This organization offers new resources and support materials for African-American women and their partners.

National Cancer Institute: Cancer Survivorship
This unique site provides information and research opportunities on cancer survivorship. Included is information about follow-up medical care after cancer treatment, possible late effects of treatment, and health and well being after cancer therapy.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
This patient-led advocacy organization works on behalf of people with all types of cancer and their families, and is dedicated to assuring quality cancer care for all Americans.

National Lymphedema Network
NLN provides education and guidance to lymphedema patients, clinicians, and the public by disseminating information on the prevention and management of primary and secondary lymphedema.

Patient Advocate Foundation
Patient Advocate Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that serves as an active liaison between the patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job retention, and/or debt crisis matters relative to their diagnosis through case managers, doctors, and attorneys.

People Living Through Cancer
Operating out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, People Living Through Cancer offers peer support groups, a lending library, and an annual conference for patients, family, friends, and clinicians.

People Living With Cancer
The patient information section of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, this site provides oncologist-approved information on more than 50 types of cancer and their treatments, clinical trials, and coping and side effects. Additional resources include live chats, message boards, and links to patient support organizations.

SusanLoveMD.com
This site focuses primarily on breast cancer and includes information on prevention, treatment, research, survivorship, chat rooms, and responses from Dr. Love and staff to online questions.

Young Survival Coalition
YSC is the only international, nonprofit network of breast cancer survivors and supporters dedicated to the concerns and issues that are unique to young women and breast cancer.

Breast Cancer-Related Activities That Promote Awareness

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
This organization is dedicated to increasing understanding of breast cancer among lay and healthcare groups. The site offers a host of educational resources and promotional ideas.

Wall of Hope: Breast Cancer Survivors Project
This nationwide project is a picture display of breast cancer survivors that profoundly conveys the impact of breast cancer and promotes deep awareness of breast cancer in society.

Fundraising and Grant Organizations

Breast Cancer Awareness Crusade
Sponsored by Avon Products, Inc., this site provides background information about the Breast Cancer Awareness Crusade and how it can be supported, as well as an online support group and news stories.

The Breast Cancer Fund
The Breast Cancer Fund identifies and advocates for elimination of environmental and other preventable causes of the disease. The site includes a newsletter, resource links, and information about their Grants Program.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation
The goal of this non-profit charitable foundation is to save lives through the early detection of breast cancer. It focuses on education and making free to low-cost mammography screening available to persons in need. The site also features breast cancer news from a variety of sources.

Multicultural Organizations

Cross Cultural Health Care Program
This site contains resources regarding the provision of culturally and linguistically competent healthcare.

ICC - Intercultural Cancer Council
The Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC) promotes policies, programs, partnerships, and research to eliminate the unequal burden of cancer among racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations in the United States and its associated territories.

National Asian Women's Health Organization
NAWHO has established programs focused primarily on the education and empowerment of Asian American women around health promotion, disease prevention, and policy improvement efforts.

Office of Minority Health
The mission of this organization is to "improve the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of effective health policies and programs that help to eliminate disparities in health."

Office of Multicultural Health
An agency of the Department of Health and Human Services created to improve the health of racial and ethnic groups by developing programs to eliminate health disparities. Site features include publications, newsletter, data/statistics, program listings and initiatives.

Prevention
The mission of Prevention is "to develop, produce and disseminate Spanish-language educational materials on health promotion and disease prevention."

The Mautner Project for Lesbians with Cancer
Provides education to the lesbian community about cancer, education to the healthcare community.

Cancer Advocacy Organizations

National Breast Cancer Coalition
This is a grassroots advocacy organization that supports legislative activities, advocacy training, education, and outreach programs.

Clinical Breast Examination (CBE) Resources

MammaCare
Mammacare breast models were developed by behavioral researchers to teach manual breast examination. They are the only scientifically validated breast models on the market, and they are the only models used by MammaCare. This site provides research information and an extensive bibliography, as well as a description and order form for each of its training systems and breast models. Training courses in CBE and breast self-examination are available for physicians, nurses, technologists, and patients.