Stay Up to Date
It is important to keep up to date on the cancer research, both conventional and integrative. Listed below are a few resources that can help provide you with additional research regarding the treatments and recommendations made for your child.
PubMed is a free resource that is developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). There are over 28 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.
This is often the place to start when researching a topic to see if any studies have been published. Think of it like the “google” of research studies. The ‘abstracts’ available are commonly written with medical terms and are not always user-friendly. But it can provide a good place to start.
The Smith Center
Another helpful resource is the Media Watch, which is made available by the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts. They are a Washington, DC, nonprofit educational organization which offers the Commonwealth/Smith Farm Cancer Help Program retreats for people with cancer. For more information, please visit their website.
Media Watch reviews and news reports and abstracts of scientific articles related to cancer. To join their Listserv, please email them and ask to be added to the list. Although there are many articles which may not apply to you, this is a great resource for informing you of all new findings as soon as they happen.