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Healthcare Organizations

Healthcare Organizations are dedicated to the promotion of patient care and sharing of evidence from scientific research.

The information they provide is available to patients and healthcare professionals alike, although the majority emphasise results gained from scientific research into improved treatments for cancer.

The alphabetical list provided on this page is just a small proportion of healthcare organizations accessible via the internet.


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The links set out on this web site are provided for your convenience only. The web sites to which the links are provided are not within the control of Elekta. Elekta does not endorse and shall not be responsible in any way for the content, including but not limited to marketing and information, or the availability of such external resources. Elekta shall not, either directly or indirectly, be liable for any damage or loss caused by or in connection with use of such external web sites.

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ABTA Dictionary for Brain Tumor Patients
The American Brain Tumor Association dictionary explains terms that a patient with a brain tumor is likely to hear or read. For additional information, consult with the medical professionals caring for you or refer to a medical dictionary or text book.


American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
To assist patients and physicians, the public section of the American Academy of Neurology website includes information on a variety of neurological disorders. Resources include a Find a Neurologist tool, Patient Brochures, fact sheets, press releases and patient educational material.


American Cancer Society (ACS)
The ACS offers a variety of programs to care for those in need, including services to help cancer patients and their families cope with the physical and psychological burdens of cancer.


American Medical Association (AMA)
Partnership of physicians and their professional associations dedicated to promoting the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.



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Brain & Neuro Surgery Information Center
Website which provides useable, non-technical information about the conditions which require surgery in the brain. Resources include a primer (ABCs of Brain Tumors), a non-technical glossary and information ranging from Brain Surgery's history as the first of successful medical procedures, through its high-tech advances of today, and a glimpse of what's on the horizon.



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CancerHelp UK
The patient information website of Cancer Research UK, providing information about cancer and cancer care for people with cancer and their families.


CancerPartnersUK
Website featuring information for patients and their families on all aspects of living with cancer.


Cancerfonden
Cancerfonden - The Swedish Cancer Society is an independent non-profit organisation which aims to raise and distribute funds for cancer research. The website provides a wealth of information on everything from illnesses and treatment to new research findings.


CancerGuide
Website featuring information on the basics of cancer, alternative therapies and support organizations in the USA.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC collaborates to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.


Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA)
CANSA aims to reduce the impact of cancer in all communities within South Africa, through advocacy and the sustainable facilitation of research, prevention, early detection and care.



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ESTRO
ESTRO exists to advance all aspects of radiation oncology through a range of activities for its members and the wider healthcare and patient communities. Its' Radiotherapy Information Centre is an open access resource with sections for patients, health professionals, journalists and researchers as well as data on cancer and its treatment across Europe.


European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer
EORTC aims to conduct, develop, coordinate, and stimulate research in Europe on the experimental and clinical treatment of cancer and related problems. The website includes a downloadable Patient brochure.


European CanCer Organisation
ECCO follows the philosophy that every cancer patient deserves the best and the patient is centered firmly at the core of all ECCO activities and educational programmes. Their website includes a patient area featuring presentations, multimedia education and a glossary of symptoms.



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International Agency for Research on Cancer
The IARC is part of the World Health Organization. Its'mission is to coordinate and conduct research on the causes of human cancer, the mechanisms of carcinogenesis, and to develop scientific strategies for cancer control.



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Japan Neurosurgical Society
The Japan Neurosurgical Society is aimed to contribute to the development of Science in Japan by promoting the advancement and dissemination of neurosurgery: publication of the theory and application of neurosurgery, the exchange of knowledge, and mutual cooperation not only among members but also with related academic societies in Japan and abroad.



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Malecare
Malecare is a nonprofit group of patients and clinicians, almost all of whom have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, male breast cancer or testicular cancer. The web site contains two hundred pages of helpful information, including dozen's of pages in English, Spanish, French, Italian and Hebrew.



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NeurosurgeryToday.org
Public Website from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. The AANS is dedicated to advancing the specialty of neurological surgery in order to provide the highest quality of neurosurgical care to patients.


National Brain Tumor Society
Website that offers resources and caring support for everyone affected by brain tumors, including information about tumor types, treatment options, find a brain tumor treatment center and downloadable publications.


National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Website of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the US Federal government's principal agency for cancer research. Patients and their loved ones, advocates, health professionals, researchers, and anyone else interested in cancer will find a wide range of authoritative cancer information here.


National Institutes of Health
The NIH, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. Helping to lead the way toward important medical discoveries that improve people's health and save lives, NIH scientists investigate ways to prevent disease as well as the causes, treatments, and even cures for common and rare diseases.


National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
The mission of NINDS is to reduce the burden of neurological disease - a burden borne by every age group, by every segment of society, by people all over the world. Website includes an A-Z of neurological disorders.



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Organisation of European Cancer Institutes
The OECI is a non-government, non-profit organization which aims to improve communication and to increase collaborative activities among European cancer institutes. These goals are achieved by promoting and strengthening Comprehensive Cancer Centres in Europe to reduce cancer incidence and mortality, and supporting cancer patients.


OncoLink
OncoLink aims to help cancer patients, families, health care professionals and the general public get accurate cancer-related information at no charge. Website offers comprehensive information about specific types of cancer, updates on cancer treatments and news about research advances.



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Paediatric Radiation Oncology Society (PROS)
PROS' ambition is to bring together all radiation oncologists involved in paediatric oncology. It aims to provide a forum for dialogue, with a special focus on the technical aspects, target volume delineation, quality assurance and the involvement of new technologies in paediatric radiotherapy.


Pancreatica.org
Pancreatica.org - Confronting Pancreatic Cancer, has a database which is the largest compilation of clinical trials against pancreatic cancer in the world, comprised of almost 300 trials in more than 1,000 locations throughout the world. Pancreatica is available for patient or physician study and review and receives no remuneration if patients join any of the trials.



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Radiological Society of North America
The RSNA promotes and develops the highest standards of radiology and related sciences through education and research by providing radiologists with educational programs and materials of the highest quality, and to constantly improve the content and value of these educational activities.


RT Answers
Website created by ASTRO to explain how doctors use radiation therapy to treat cancer safely and effectively. The information on this site was created by physicians and other members of the radiation oncology team with expertise in radiation therapy and on the topic presented.



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Union for International Cancer Control
The UICC is the leading international non-governmental organization dedicated exclusively to the global control of cancer. Its objectives are to advance scientific and medical knowledge in research, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer, and to promote all other aspects of the campaign against cancer throughout the world.



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World Health Organisation
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.



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