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HONcode status
 
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


HONcode status The health Website
Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
Web address:http://www.cancer.umn.edu/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct325317
Date of initial review: 04 Apr 2001
Validity of certificate26 Jul 2011 - Jul 2013
Date of last visit25 Feb 2014

This certificate confirms the revision of the site by the HONcode Team at the above date.
It respects and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).

* 1. Authoritative   2. Complementarity   3. Privacy   4. Attribution   5. Justifiability   6. Transparency
    7. Financial disclosure   8. Advertising policy



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The Health on the Net (HON) certificate serves as a guarantee that this website, at the date of its certification, complies with and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct as drawn up by the HON foundation.

The responsible of the certified site commits to keep the site in compliance with the HON code principles for the duration of the certification.

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You will find below the elements identified by the HONcode team at a precise date to justify the respect of the 8 ethical principles.

The content of this certificate has been collected and written by the Health On the Net Foundation (HON) and should not be used without previous permission granted by HON. A request for permission can be sent to: HON.

1. Information must be authoritative
Authorship of Medical Information
Medical information on the Masonic Cancer Center Web site is contained in the 1.) Cancer Information and the 2.) Umbilical Cord Transplantation Program Web pages. Authors wrote and submitted content to the Masonic Cancer Center Web site. Reviewers have participated in authorship, submitted information on behalf of a team of contributors, and/or they have reviewed the medical information for accuracy.
1. Cancer Information
The majority of medical information provided through the Masonic Cancer Center's Cancer Information pages is from the NCI...
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2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
Mission
Advancing knowledge, enhancing care is the mission of the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota. The Masonic Cancer Center fosters this mission by creating a collaborative research environment focused on the causes, prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer; applying that knowledge to improve quality of life for patients and survivors; and sharing its discoveries with other scientists, students, professionals, and the community.
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Audience:
# Quick Links for Health Care Professionals
# Quick Links for Members & Staff
# Quick Links for Patients
# Quick Links for Researchers
# Quick Links for Students & Trainees

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Purpose of the website
Purpose of Medical Information
The purpose of medical information provided on the Masonic Cancer Center Web site is to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between someone and his or her physician.
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3. Confidentiality
Online Privacy Statement
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
The authors of particular articles are provided.
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
1. Cancer Information
The majority of medical information provided through the Masonic Cancer Center's Cancer Information pages is from the NCI PDQ database. See NCI PDQ Editorial Board Information.
Exceptions within Cancer Information pages:
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Last modified July 14, 2011
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5. Justification of claims
Different options are equally presented.
Breast Cancer Treatment
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6. User support and adequation
Emails, postal address and phones are provided.
Contact Information
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
The Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota is a unique place made possible in part by the generosity of our donors.
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8. Advertising policy
Advertising: The Masonic Cancer Center Web site does not accept advertising.
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