Page 50 Complete Your CE Test Online - Click Here 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 ● ● 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 which describe 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 NBK61999 ● ● CredibleMeds contains lists of drugs that are known or suspected to cause Torsades de Pointes and/or 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 non-interacting options for the selected drugs. Another section lists genetic mutations/ polymorphisms that affect drugs at supercyp. 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: 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 Smart Phones called SunWise ( for UV index. The website has UV index that can be corelated 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, at http://www.cancer. org/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/medlineplu ● ● 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. ● ● Advance directive forms and information by state, offered at no cost from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization: http://, 1-800-658-8898, or email ● ● Five Wishes form (health care advanced directive) can be downloaded from for a nominal fee. Available in multiple languages. Complementary and alternative medicine information: ● ● The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has drug and dietary supplement information, and health scams and sunscreen information at or 1-888-INFO-FDA. ● ● National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) Toll-free number: 1-888-644-6226; TTY: 1-866- 464-3615; website: for information on complementary and alternative therapy and clinical trials (formerly NCCAM). ● ● Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center “About Herbs and Botanicals” website: medicine/about-herbs-botanicals-other-products For scientific information about supplements, herbs, and more. Caregiver resources ● ● Family Caregiver Alliance at has information for new and long-term care givers, long distance caregivers, and online support groups for caregivers.