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Cancer Subject Guide LRC@TCC

Scope of this guide: find articles, books, statistics, and other information on cancer

Browse TCC library shelves in these areas:

Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology including cancer and carcinogens RC254-282

Surgery. Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology RD651-678

Chemotherapy RM260-263

Keywords to search: cancer, chemotherapy, diagnosis, malignancy, medication, medicine, neoplasm, oncological, oncology, parts of the body affected, therapy, treatment, tumor, vaccines

Health Databases (use MyTCC ID to login from off-campus)

AIDS & Cancer Research Abstracts

This comprehensive database provides bibliographic data from the worldwide scientific literature as related to AIDS, immunology, virology and cancer genetics. Information featured in the database concentrates on both basic science research and clinical applications.Full text can be requested through interlibrary loan.

Alt Health Watch

This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers full text articles, pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research, and book excerpts.

Annual Reviews

Annual Reviews publications review 32 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Physical, and Social Sciences.


CINAHL is the authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers. This database provides indexing for 2,928 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health.

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. In addition, Consumer Health Complete includes the Clinical Reference System and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs. The database is updated on a weekly basis.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

MEDLINE (or PubMed)

Free and open to the public, PubMed includes MEDLINE. MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Full text can be requested through interlibrary loan.

TOXLINE on this service offers rapid access to information in all areas of toxicology, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants, and mutagens and teratogens. Full text can be requested through interlibrary loan.

For other health-related subject guides, see the Health Portal.

Selected Resources from the Web: 
American Cancer Society One of the primary goals of ACS is to provide the most accurate, up-to-date information on cancer.

Association of Cancer Online Resources is the free online lifeline for everyone affected by cancer & related disorders.

Cancer from MedlinePlus, the premier resource developed by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health to provide consumer health information to the public.

Cancer Prevention and Control from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hardin MD's Cancer medical and disease images and other resources

Inside Cancer is a multimedia guide to cancer biology

International Agency for Research on Cancer is maintained by the World Health Organization and publishes global cancer statistics and epidemiological information.

National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network supports and conducts research and develops clinical practice guidelines appropriate for use by patients, clinicians, and other health care decision-makers.

ONCOLINK helps cancer patients, families, health care professionals and the general public get accurate cancer-related information at no charge.

Recommended Web Sites from the Cancer Librarians Section of the Medical Library Association