Introduction to Cancer Research

This section provides information on the following topics:

Drug Discovery and Development

Doctors and scientists are always looking for better ways to treat people with cancer. To do this, they are constantly developing and studying new drugs, as well as looking for new ways to use existing drugs.

The Patient Advocate's Role in Cancer Research

Cancer clinical trials have led to scientific advances in the prevention, care, and treatment of people with cancer. This knowledge could not have been attained without the participation of patients and their doctors. To understand how patient advocates help advance cancer research, Lineagotica welcomes George W. Sledge Jr., MD, the 2010-2011 President of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and Mary Lou Smith, a longtime patient advocate. Dr. Sledge and Ms. Smith have worked together for many years, primarily through the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, a clinical cancer research organization.

Journals and Magazines

Links to leading oncology and general medicine scientific journals, as well as consumer magazines that offer current information on detecting, treating, and coping with cancer.