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HONcode status
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
The Oral Cancer Foundation
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:The Oral Cancer Foundation
Web address:http://www.oralcancerfoundation.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct412678
Date of initial review: 28 Nov 2007
Validity of certificate11 Sep 2010 - Sep 2012
Date of last visit30 May 2012

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.

Although measures such as a complaint mechanism, the periodical review and the automatic surveillance mechanisms are put in place to guarantee the compliance of the certified website with the ethical principles of HON as much as possible, incidental inaccuracies cannot be completely excluded. In no event the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) can be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or inability to use HON certified websites nor can the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for the content of these certified websites, including, but not limited to the information of third-parties or hyperlinks accessible via HON certified websites.

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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
The names and qualifications of the scientific advisors are provided.
Oral Cancer Foundation Science Advisory Board
The foundation is grateful to all these individuals who donate their expertise and time, without compensation, as members of our science advisory board.
  (30 Apr 2012) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

It is closely monitored for appropriateness of information posted there.
(30 Apr 2012) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
This site will provide you with hundreds of pages of information about the rates of occurrence, risk factors which lead to oral cancer, signs and symptoms, treatments, current research, complications of treatment, nutrition, related clinical trials, and current oral cancer related news. There is an additional resource page dedicated to links to other sources of vetted information about oral cancer and treatment institutions.

A FREE and anonymous patient / survivor discussion forum is open to the public, where those currently fighting oral cancer and their families can gain insigh...
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Audience: General public
This site will provide you with hundreds of pages of information...
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For the collaborative platform:

...anonymous patient / survivor discussion forum is open to the public, where those currently fighting oral cancer and their families ...
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Purpose of the website
2. Complementarily: The information provided on the OCF web site is designed to support, not replace, the information provided to the patient/ site visitor by their doctor.
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3. Confidentiality
3. Privacy: Confidentiality of data relating to individual patients and visitors to a medical/health web site, including their identity, is respected by the OCF web site. We undertake to honor or exceed the legal requirements of medical/health information privacy that apply in the country and state where the web site and mirror sites are located.

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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
References are found within or at the bottom of the text.
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
More information on rare forms of oral cancers including Oral Malignant Melanoma, Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma, Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma.
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Page last updated on: April 30, 2012
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For the collaborative platform:
Posts are automatically dated.

04/03/12 10:06 AM
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5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

6. User support and adequation
Mailing address, phone and email are provided.
Contact us
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
The foundation is an IRS registered non-profit 501(c) 3, public service charity designed for advocacy and service, created to promote change, through proactive means, in both the public and medical/dental professional sectors.
In 2008 The Bruce Paltrow fund was added to OCF as a collaborative effort between the Paltrow family, headed by Actress Blythe Danner (Paltrow), and OCF's founder. The Paltrow fund has specific goals to aid in fund raising and public outreach efforts

The foundation is primarily supported by, and dependant on, donations that are received fr...
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8. Advertising policy

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Any promotional material used will be presented to viewers in a manner and context that facilitates differentiation between it and the original editorial created by OCF.

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