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HONcode status
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
Cancer dot net
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:Cancer dot net
Web address:http://www.cancer.net/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct873535
Date of initial review: 22 May 2000
Validity of certificate09 Mar 2011 - Mar 2013
Date of last visit28 Jan 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
Advisor Panel
Editorial Board
Content on Cancer.Net is approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, composed of more than 150 medical, surgical, radiation, and pediatric oncologists, oncology nurses, social workers, and patient advocates.

Diane Blum, MSW
Chief Executive Officer, Lymphoma Research Foundation.
New York, NY
  (09 Mar 2011) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission: Cancer.Net brings the expertise and resources of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Highlights of the site are listed below and will help navigate you through many of the components that make Cancer.Net a unique and important cancer resource. Take time to browse the content and use what you learn as you discuss options with your family, doctor, and health-care team.

Cancer Types – a comprehensive guide to more than 120 types of cancer and cancer-related syndromes, including disease-specific treatment and side effects information. There is also information in Spanish about the most common cancer types affecting Hispanics/Latinos in the United States.

  (09 Mar 2011) - Link

Cancer.Net provides timely, oncologist-approved information to help patients and families make informed health-care decisions.
  (09 Mar 2011) - Link

Purpose of the website
The Content of the Website does not constitute medical or legal advice, and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or treatment of individual conditions. The Content is not comprehensive, and should not be used as a substitute for consultation with a licensed medical professional, or other traditional sources of medical information. The mention of any product, service, organization, activity, or therapy on the Website should not be construed as an ASCO endorsement. ASCO assumes no responsibility for any injury or damage to persons or property arising out of or related to the Content of the ...  (09 Mar 2011) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Your privacy is important to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (hereafter in this Privacy Policy, “ASCO,” “we,” or “us”). We recognize that cancer is a personal disease, and we want you to feel as comfortable as possible visiting ASCO’s websites and using our services. To fulfill our mission, ASCO must appropriately use information in order to better serve you. This Privacy Policy will tell you:

who collects information,
what information is collected and how this is done,
how ASCO uses and discloses the information that is collected,
your rights to vi...
  (17 Feb 2010) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
All content is subject to a formal peer-review process by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, composed of more than 150 medical, surgical, radiation, and pediatric oncologists, oncology nurses, social workers, and patient advocates. In addition, ASCO editorial staff reviews the content for easy readability. Cancer.Net content is reviewed on an annual basis or as needed.
  (09 Mar 2011) - Link

About Cancer.Net
Last Updated: March 08, 2011
  (09 Mar 2011) - Link

5. Justification of claims
Each guide provides comprehensive, oncologist-approved information on:

Overview, Medical Illustrations, Risk Factors, Prevention, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Staging With Illustrations, Treatment,Clinical Trials Resources, Side Effects, After Treatment, Current Research, Questions to Ask the Doctor, Patient Information Resources

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) believes that all treatment decisions should be made between patients and their doctors.
  (09 Mar 2011) - Link

6. User support and adequation
Contact Us
  (09 Mar 2011) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
Annual Reports and Financial Information

Conflict of Interest Policy
At this time, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has sponsorship opportunities available for Cancer.Net
  (09 Mar 2011) - Link

8. Advertising policy
At this time, Cancer.Net is not accepting advertising.
  (09 Mar 2011) - Link

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