Through the internet you can access information quickly. This information may not not always be accurate so here are our recommended, reliable sites.
Families can often wonder where to begin with the overwhelming amount of information available. Here is a list to get you started.
American Brain Tumour Association, www.abta.org
This site provides comprehensive information regarding brain tumours and related treatments, including a variety of publications. It also has information specific to childhood brain tumours and an interactive kids’ section (abta kids) with appropriately targeted information and support.
Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group, www.cclg.org.uk
The Children’s Cancer & Leukaemia Group is the only UK charity dedicated to supporting research and those looking after children and teenagers with cancer. This site has useful and free resources relating to diseases, treatments, and discharge education.
Cure4Kids is dedicated to improving health care for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases in countries around the globe. Cure 4 Kids provides continuing medical education focusing on cancer, paediatrics, oncology, and global communication tools to health care professionals and scientists worldwide.
CureSearch unites the world’s largest childhood cancer research organisation, the Children’s Oncology Group, and the National Childhood Cancer Foundation through their mission to cure childhood cancer. The CureSearch website provides Information about types of childhood cancer and its treatments for patients and families.
Health Care Toolbox, www.healthcaretoolbox.org
This site contains many valuable resources for health professionals, parents and children on coping with medical/ trauma stress, injury and illness.
Macmillan Cancer Support, www.macmillan.org.uk
Cancerbackup and Macmillan merged in 2008. This website provides cancer information for patients, their carers and families. It also provides information and support for teachers, and for children and teenagers dealing with Cancer.
National Children’s Cancer, www.childrenscancer.canceraustralia.gov.au/
This website contains useful and practical information about childhood cancers.
National Cancer Institute, www.cancer.gov
This in an American website which provides information on the different types of cancer, clinical trials, cancer statistics, and other cancer related topics such as prevention, screening, and coping. It has patient and health professional levels of information, along with information regarding childhood cancer and adolescents and young adults with cancer.
St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjude.org
St. Jude’s Hospital in Memphis is internationally recognised for its pioneering research and treatment of children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Ranked one of the best paediatric cancer hospitals in the country, St. Jude is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centre devoted solely to children. This site provides information about cancer types, treatments, and medications.
Camp Quality, www.campquality.org.au
Camp Quality provides innovative programs and services to develop life skills and strengthen the wellbeing of children aged 0-13 growing up with cancer, and their families
The Canteen Foundation support 12-25 year old’s affected by cancer.
Redkite is an Australian cancer charity providing essential support to children and young people (0–24 years) with cancer, and the family and support network who care for them.