Page 49 Complete Your CE Test Online - Click Here care, survivorship, and more. Free of charge to health professionals (requires registration) at ● ● The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force health recommendations, including cancer screening information and evidence, at http://www. ● ● The Joint Commission for inpatient and outpatient practice standards at Practice standards and safety information ● ● National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health for safety information, technical assistance for safety issues at work, antineoplastic and hazardous drug information: niosh/topics/antineoplastic/effects.html. ● ● The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has regulatory standards for health care workers and others, such as Material System Data Sheet (MSDS) requirements at ● ● The Centers for Disease Control Basic Infection Control and Prevention Plan for Outpatient Oncology Settings: Minimum Expectations for Safe Care at guidelines/Ambulatory-Care+Checklist_508_11_2015.pdf; also smoking and tobacco, infections that can cause/promote cancer at ● ● Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) has information for patient care, nursing standards, and professional information at http://www.ons. org. ● ● American Society of Clinical Oncology/Oncology Nursing Society Chemotherapy Administration Safety Standards (2013) can be found at ● ● The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has a discussion guide for informed consent for cancer treatment as well as a sample consent form at informed-consent-chemotherapy-administration. ● ● The Association of Community Cancer Centers has listings of Cancer Program Guidelines at publications/CancerProgramGuidelines-4.asp - section. ● ● FDA MedWatch has information on reporting new adverse events of drugs at ucm085568.htm, or the nurse can call 1-800-332-1088 during regular business hours. Specialized cancer and treatment-related information ● ● The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has drug and dietary supplement information, regulations, and new drug approvals at or 1-888-INFO-FDA. There is a sign-up for email notices on new drug approvals, safety alerts, radiological health, and recalls at default.htm. ● ● The National Library of Medicine, PubMed, has free scientific information about nearly any medical topic in searchable data base: ● ● FDA DailyMed has detailed information for health professionals on thousands of drug at cfm (search by name or browse by class). ● ● Clinical Trials is an online listing of clinical trials worldwide: http:// ● ● NTP for toxicology information, including monographs with research summaries on carcinogenic agents at http://ntp.niehs.nih. gov/; the 13th Report on Carcinogens, 2014, is at http://ntp.niehs. ● ● IARC for cancer-related information and information, including monographs on known and probable human carcinogens, possible human carcinogens, and substances that have been researched for carcinogenic potential, at ● ● The National Center for Biotechnology Information has Medical Genetics Summaries, a growing collection that describes the impact that specific genetic variations have on health, like variants that underlie inherited conditions, affect the risk of developing a disease, or influence how an individual may respond to a specific drug. View full contents at ● ● CredibleMeds contains lists of drugs that are known or suspected to cause torsades de pointes and should not be used in people with congenital long QT syndrome: (free but registration required). ● ● Cytochrome P 450 substrates, inhibitors, and inducers are listed on the Indiana University website (this is the clinically relevant table, not the research table) at ddis/clinical-table. ● ● For more extensive listings, SuperCYP is a bioinformatics database that allows entry of multiple drugs to be checked, and it displays a yellow interaction highlight for substrates and inhibitors or inducers. It lists noninteracting options for the selected drugs. Another section lists genetic mutations/polymorphisms that affect drugs at Resources for patients and families Cancer and Cancer Treatment Information ● ● The American Cancer Society has information on many different cancer types, including prevention, treatment, and caregiving; living with cancer; sexuality; insurance and financial issues; talking with children in the family about cancer; advanced cancer and end-of- life issues; legal and job-related issues; carcinogens; and myths and misconceptions about cancer. Some information is also available in Spanish: or 1-800-ACS-2345 (24/7). ● ● The National Cancer Institute has information on different types of cancer and treatment routines for patients, coping with cancer, research and clinical trials, lists of and links to more information about cancer drugs. Some information available in Spanish at http:// or 1-800-4-CANCER. ● ● The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has patient information about some types of cancer and cancer treatment. Requires free registration. Cancer prevention and early detection ● ● The Skin Cancer Foundation has information on skin cancer prevention at, along with information on skin types and cancer risk. ● ● The National Weather Service lists the projected daily UV index by U.S. cities and date at php?prodtype=ultraviolet. ● ● The U.S. EPA has an app for smartphones called SunWise (http:// for UV index. ● ● The website has UV index that can be correlated with skin type, but the website has advertisements. ● ● Help with quitting tobacco: 1-800-QUITNOW (free counseling and info by phone); NicA (support group for nicotine addiction; find groups at; (free online support for people quitting smokeless tobacco). ● ● See also American Cancer Society ( and National Cancer Institute ( for more on carcinogens, healthy living for cancer survivors, and cancer screening guidelines. ● ● The American Cancer Society monograph “Does This Cause Cancer?” is a good place to help people start thinking about ways to investigate concerns over cancer causation: cancer/cancercauses/othercarcinogens/does-this-cause-cancer. Special information and services related to cancer and health ● ● General health information, encyclopedia of illnesses, health topics, drugs, and dietary supplements online (free) at https://www.nlm.nih. gov/medlineplus/. ● ● Health insurance: State Health Insurance Marketplace: http://www. for information, special enrollment, and more; or call 1-800-318-2596. ● ● Clinical Trials Matching Service: find out about clinical trials and possible matches through the Clinical Trials Matching Service from the American Cancer Society; call 1-800-303-5691 or visit http:// and search “Clinical Trials.” ● ● Setting up electronic health records: See the Blue Button Connector from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services at to get started. For more information, the patient or family member can visit https://www.