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CAM-Cancer (National Information Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NIFAB))
CAM Cancer is an authoritative web resource providing health professionals with evidence-based information about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for cancer.
Cancer Facts and Figures (American Cancer Society)
The American Cancer Society regularly updates the Facts & Figures publications which present the most current trends in cancer occurrence and survival, as well as information on symptoms, prevention, early detection, and treatment.
Cancer Genome Atlas (National Cancer Institute)
A program funded by the National Cancer Institute and the National Human Genome Research Institute that analyzes the genome of different cancer types to identify changes in the disease to improve cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment.
Cancer in Children - MedlinePlus (National Library of Medicine)
MedlinePlus provides an excellent start to locating information about childhood and adolescent cancer including links to diagnosis, treatment, news, clinical trials, research, dictionaries, directories, and videos.
Cancer.Net (American Society of Clinical Oncology)
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) offers peer-reviewed information for patients, families and caregivers.  Coverage includes over 120 types of cancer, basic cancer information, support, coping, advocacy, and information about special populations.  Special and notable features on this website include a Medical Illustrations Gallery of common cancer sites organized by cancer type; ASCO Patient Guides that comprise a growing list of well-written and up-to-date documents on a variety of subjects.
CANCERMondial (International Agency for Research on Cancer)
CANCERMondial provides access to information on the occurrence of cancer world-wide compiled by the Descriptive Epidemiology Group (DEP) of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).
canSAR (The Institute of Cancer Research)
This portal supports cancer translational research and drug discovery by bringing together multidisciplinary data across biology, chemistry, pharmacology, structural biology, cellular networks, and clinical annotations. Note: For optimal use view in Firefox, Chrome, and Safari.
cBio Portal (Computational Biology Center at MSK)
Provides visualization, analysis and download of large-scale cancer genomics data sets. Contains The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) data as well.
ChEMBL (European Bioinformatics Institute)
Covers bioactive drug-like small molecules in 2-D structure, calculated properties (e.g. logP, Molecular Weight, Lipinski Parameters, etc.), and abstracted bioactivities (e.g. binding constants, pharmacology and ADMET data).
ChemIDplus  (National Institutes of Health)
A dictionary of over 400,000 chemicals (names, synonyms, and structures) that includes links to NLM and other databases and resources, including links to federal, state and international agencies. ChemIDplus records are updated daily.
Childhood Cancers (National Cancer Institute)
The National Cancer Institute’s Factsheet provides information and statistics about childhood cancers. (National Institutes of Health)
Contains information on federally and privately supported clinical trials from the United States and around the world. Specifics about the trial can be found including locations, contact information, and criteria for participation.
Cochrane Library (Wiley)
A collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, evidence-based information to inform healthcare decision making. These include the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Cochrane Clinical Answers.
COSMIC - Catalogue of Somatic Mutations in Cancer (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute)
Designed to store and display somatic mutation information and details related to human cancers. Contains information on publications, samples and mutations. The mutation data and associated information is extracted from the primary literature, The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), and the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) portals.
Covidence (
A web-based systematic review tool designed to facilitate the process of screening, data extraction, and analysis of published literature.  MSK users need to have an account and should register at:
Covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health, and the allied health fields. It offers access to health care articles, books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, and audiovisual materials.
CureSearch (CureSearch)
This site contains comprehensive coverage for all aspects of childhood cancer for health professionals, patients, and families.