Accelerate Progress’ Cancers pages are intended to provide helpful resources for both patients and their physicians.  We will act as a data and link aggregator and provide those links we feel add the most value for patients and physicians.  Largely we focus on the NCI’s robust databases and resources on cancers, cancer treatments, and clinical trials, but where possible we will also link to helpful patient advocacy and other informational groups.  If we have left out a group or resource that you have found helpful, please email as at with link and background on why you found it to be so helpful as well as any affiliation you may have with the site. 

To get started, one of the best broad-based resources we’ve seen is the NCI’s PDQ Comprehensive Cancer Database, which is available here.  It offers “peer-reviewed summaries on cancer treatment, screening, prevention, genetics, and supportive care, and complementary and alternative medicine; a registry of more than 6,000 open and 17,000 closed cancer clinical trials from around the world; and a directory of professionals who provide genetics services.”

Prostate Cancer

An introduction to prostate cancer, which currently kills more than 27,000 men in the U.S. alone each year

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Pancreatic Cancer

An introduction to pancreatic cancer which took the life of Randy Pausch of "The Last Lecture" fame, among its more than 34,000 U.S. deaths this year

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Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

An introduction to NHL, which despite our strides in treatment will claim the lives of more than 19,000 Americans in 2008

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Melanoma

Information about Melanoma, a cancer that is being diagnosed in ever greater numbers here in the U.S., including 62,000 new cases in 2008

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Leukemia

Information about Leukemia, a cancer in which we've made significant progress, though will still claim more than 20,000 U.S. lives this year

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Kidney (renal cell) Cancer…

Information about Kidney (renal cell) cancer which will take just over 13,000 U.S. lives this year

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