Learning About New Cancer Treatments

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More information from your American Cancer Society

Here is more information you might find helpful. You also can order free copies of our documents from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345, or read them on our Web site, www.cancer.org.

More on understanding research and making decisions

Dietary Supplements: What Is Safe?

Clinical Trials: What You Need to Know (also in Spanish)

Placebo Effect

Learning About New Ways to Prevent Cancer

More on access to cancer treatment

Complementary and Alternative Methods and Cancer

Off-Label Drug Use

Compassionate Drug Use

We also have information on many herbs, supplements, and other treatments that are often marketed to people with cancer. Please call us to find out more about any specific one you are thinking about trying, or visit us on the Web at www.cancer.org/Treatment/TreatmentsandSideEffects/ComplementaryandAlternativeMedicine/index.

If you are interested in a clinical trial, we have a Clinical Trials Matching Service, too. It’s available at 1-800-303-5691 or look for it on our Web site at www.cancer.org/Treatment/TreatmentsandSideEffects/ClinicalTrials/index.

National organizations and Web sites*

Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:

Food and Drug Administration
Toll-free number: 1-888-463-6332 (1-888-INFO FDA)
Web site: www.fda.gov

National Cancer Institute
Toll free number: 1-800-422-6237 (1-800-4-CANCER)
Web site: www.cancer.gov

    Has information on cancer, proven cancer treatments, living with cancer, and clinical trials of new drugs. This sub-site links to reliable information on complementary and alternative treatments: www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/cam

National Institutes of Health – Clinical Trials Information
Web site: www.clinicaltrials.gov

    Has information on clinical trials for treating cancer and other health conditions

Medline Plus (part of the National Library of Medicine)
Toll-free number: 1-888-346-3656
TTY: 1-800-735-2258
Web site: www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

*Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the American Cancer Society.

No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.

Last Medical Review: 09/04/2012
Last Revised: 09/04/2012