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Cancer Content Sources

StayWell's cancer content comes from a variety of sources, both internal and from third-party licensees.

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Facing Cancer
About Specific Cancers

Cancer content for this site was developed primarily by StayWell editors and health informatics specialists with the goal of providing top-quality health information to the general public. The clinicians who contributed to the authorship and medical review of this content are listed in the "Authors" and "Reviewers" pages of the About This Site section.

Additional cancer content comes from Krames, a StayWell subdivision and the market leader in patient education, and from Jones and Bartlett publishers.

The StayWell-produced content in these sections is reviewed on an ongoing basis and updated as necessary. The Jones and Bartlett content is updated when new editions of the analogous textbooks are published, usually every three years.

Advanced Reading

Content in Advanced Reading is licensed by StayWell from the National Cancer Institute. It consists of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Physician Data Query (PDQ®) for patients, which is updated monthly.

Cancer News

The news in this section is licensed by StayWell from HealthDay News.


This searchable glossary is licensed by StayWell from the National Cancer Institute. The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms contains more than 3,500 terms about cancer and medicine.

Drug Reference Library

The content in this section is licensed by StayWell from Gold Standard Multimedia. Gold Standard data are updated on an ongoing basis. New drugs are added quarterly.

Herbs, Supplements and Vitamins

This section is an encyclopedia of vitamins, minerals, herbs and other dietary supplements. It was developed by StayWell. Much of the information about nutritional supplements is controversial or contested by medical researchers. Every effort has been made to provide accurate material distilled from the latest medical literature available.

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Date Last Reviewed: 9/14/2010
Date Last Modified: 1/25/2006
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