For Your Patient

The best cancer care starts with the best cancer information. Well-informed patients are their own best advocates and invaluable partners for physicians. Cancer.Net ( brings the expertise and resources of ASCO, the voice of the world’s cancer physicians, to people living with cancer and those who care for and about them. All the information and content on Cancer.Net was developed and approved by the cancer doctors who are members of ASCO, making Cancer.Net an up-to-date and trusted resource for cancer information. Cancer.Net is supported by the Conquer Cancer Foundation, which provides funding for breakthrough cancer research, professional education, and patient and family support.

ASCO offers a collection of oncologist-approved patient education materials, called ASCO Answers, that were developed by ASCO for people with cancer and their caregivers. All materials come in packs of 125, and members receive a 20% discount. Order copies for your practice today.

ASCO Answers Guides to Cancer: These comprehensive, patient-friendly guides contain trusted information about the diagnosis, treatment, side effects, and psychosocial effects of a specific cancer and allow patients to record the specifics of their individual diagnosis and treatment plan. The guides also include questions for patients to ask their health care team.

Fact Sheets: A one-page (front and back) introduction of a specific type of cancer or cancer-related topic, including an overview of the subject, terms to know, and questions to ask the doctor.

Managing the Cost of Cancer Care: A booklet containing information, tools, and resources to help patients manage the financial impact of a cancer diagnosis. Available in English and Spanish.

Advanced Cancer Care Planning: A booklet designed to help people with advanced cancer and their families understand the diagnosis and treatment options, discuss these options for care throughout the course of the illness, and find support. Available in English and Spanish.

Cancer in Older Adults: A booklet that addresses the unique needs and concerns of older people with cancer, based on the ASCO University Module, Cancer Care for Older Patients. Available in English and Spanish.

Cancer Survivorship: A booklet that helps people understand what to expect as treatment is completed, explains common challenges faced by survivors, offers suggestions for next steps following treatment, and provides a list of resources and a glossary of terms about survivorship. Available in English and Spanish.

Stopping Tobacco Use After a Cancer Diagnosis: A booklet that explains how patients can talk with their health care team about their tobacco use, the health benefits of quitting, various methods patients can use to quit using tobacco, and lists of helpful resources, including help lines and mobile apps. Available in both English and Spanish.

What to Know - ASCO’s Guidelines for Patients: Patient-friendly guides, based on ASCO's Clinical Practice Guidelines for physicians.

patientACCESS: ASCO and the Conquer Cancer Foundation are pleased to provide patients being treated for cancer and their caregivers with free access to medical research articles published in ASCO’s two journals: Journal of Clinical Oncology and Journal of Oncology Practice

Order promotional materials to tell your patients about Cancer.Net, including referral cards, postcards, cancer information prescription pads, and posters. For more information about ASCO patient information resources, call 888-651-3038, email or visit Cancer.Net to learn more.