CancerProgress.Net Adds New Resources on History of Cancer Research

Posted October 31, 2012

ASCO's CancerProgress.Net, a dynamic website demonstrating four decades of progress against cancer, has added new resources that will enable site users to learn more about progress in cancer treatment, prevention, screening, and diagnosis.

New, Interactive Timelines of Progress

Three new cancer timelines — for liver, stomach, and head and neck cancer — were added to the 14 major cancers already chronicled on the site. The new timelines were curated by CancerProgress.Net speciality editors Ghassan K. Abou-Alfa, MD, of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (liver); David H. Ilson, MD, PhD, of Memorial Sloan-Kettering (stomach); and Everett E. Vokes, MD, of University of Chicago (head and neck).

Sentinel References and Resources

To help users delve even more deeply into the significant progress made in recent decades, the CancerProgress.Net Editorial Board also reviewed thousands of journal articles and added links to the primary research articles that led to the important advances chronicled on the website. The information may be of interest to medical fellows, policymakers, media, cancer patient advocates, or anyone interested in learning about progress against cancer.

CancerProgress.Net, launched in 2011, is intended to provide an easily accessible, visual history of advances against major types of cancer in every area of patient care, from molecularly targeted therapies to quality of life. The site offers an interactive journey through 40 years of major advances, as well as video interviews with cancer experts, additional perspective on remaining challenges, downloadable slides and materials, and data visualizer for cancer statistics.

ASCO created CancerProgress.Net to mark the 40th anniversary of the National Cancer Act of 1971, which led to major new investments in cancer research and significant increases in cancer survival.

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