Free Resources to Support High-Quality Cancer Care

In the United States, more than 1.6 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year. However, rising costs are making cancer care less affordable for patients and their families and there are growing shortages of health professionals skilled in providing cancer care. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’ve gathered a comprehensive list of reports that explore detection, treatment, and support related to all types of cancer.

Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis

In the United States, approximately 14 million people have had cancer and more than 1.6 million new cases are diagnosed each year. However, more than a decade after the Institute of Medicine (IOM) first studied the quality of cancer care, the …


The Drug Development Paradigm in Oncology: Proceedings of a Workshop

Advances in cancer research have led to an improved understanding of the molecular mechanisms underpinning the development of cancer and how the immune system responds to cancer. This influx of research has led to an increasing number and variety …


Assessing and Improving the Interpretation of Breast Images: Workshop Summary

Millions of women undergo screening mammography regularly with the hope of detecting breast cancer at an earlier and more curable stage. But the ability of such screening to accurately detect early cancers depends on the quality of mammography, …


Breast Cancer and the Environment: Questions and Answers: English Version

Throughout their lives, women have experiences and make decisions that can influence their chances of getting breast cancer. While we have little control over some of these risk factors, we can sometimes make choices – good or bad – that affect …


Ovarian Cancers: Evolving Paradigms in Research and Care

In an era of promising advances in cancer research, there are considerable and even alarming gaps in the fundamental knowledge and understanding of ovarian cancer. Researchers now know that ovarian cancer is not a single disease–several distinct …


Cancer Care for the Whole Patient: Meeting Psychosocial Health Needs

Cancer care today often provides state-of-the-science biomedical treatment, but fails to address the psychological and social (psychosocial) problems associated with the illness. This failure can compromise the effectiveness of health care and …