Sugarbaker Oncology Associates
Resources for Patients and Families

At Sugarbaker Oncology Associates and the Washington Cancer Institute, we are committed to helping people face the challenges that a cancer diagnosis brings. Therefore, we have created the Cancer Patient Education Resource Center. The goal of our program is to help individuals understand their decisions about health care. We also hope to assist cancer patients in enhancing their quality of life by helping them develop skills to cope with the disease and by encouraging the support of family and friends.


  NEW!  Insurance Help

The website offers answers to your insurance questions, and the book explains -- step by step -- how to work with your health insurer to ensure that your treatment is covered.


Patient Support and Community Service ( has a variety of services available, including:

  • Books, Audiotapes & Videotapes
    National Cancer Institute's Physician Data Query (PDQ) Database
    Community Resource Directory
    Patient and Family Education Programs
    Support Groups

The following is a brief list of other cancer information and support resources available on the internet.


A moderated discussion group for patients with colon cancer.
Very good resource for support, referrals and some medical information.

Cancer Net
A very good site for disease / treatment information from the National Cancer Institute.

The Cancerlinks Website is devoted to people, who need to search the World Wide Web.    Each special topic in the table below contains comprehensive information about Cancer, its effects and its treatment.

Cancer Supportive

The Cancer Supportive Care Programs

For Total Patient Care. Based on the book, Cancer Supportive Care by Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD & Isadora R. Rosenbaum, MA, Somerville House Publishing, Toronto, 1998


A list of >1000 clinical trials with profiles of centers conducting clinical research, newly approved therapies, background of clinical research and a helpful patient notification service.


FindCancerExperts is a unique referral source for patients, family members, and health care providers who desire an expert second opinion on a biopsy diagnosis of cancer. To achieve this objective, they have established an extensive network of nationally and internationally prominent pathologists from major university teaching hospitals and cancer centers. All of their consultants meet stringent credentialing and academic criteria. Their areas of expertise span all the sub specialty fields in diagnostic surgical pathology.

MedWeb: Oncology

Good links to guides, medical facilities, databases, documents, handbooks, electronic newsletters and journals, and patient guides.

NCCS Guide to Cancer Resources: CanSearch

A Guide to Cancer Research on the Internet, courtesy of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship. The purpose of this guide is to assist those not experienced in finding sources on the internet.

National Organization of Rare Diseases.
Information about both rare / orphan diseases and not-so-rare diseases. Small fee for services.


University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center Resources.

Very good site with information and links regarding cancer treatment, patient / family support and resources of cancer information.

PMP Pals – Pseudomyxoma Peritonei/Appendiceal Cancer Network

Resources, Referrals and Support for Patients with Rare Intestinal Cancers, Appendiceal Cancer and Pseudomyxoma Peritonei


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