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Other sources of data

Cancer e-Atlas, maintained by the National Cancer Intelligence Network
User-friendly, graphically oriented searchable database on cancer incidence, mortality and survival by individual country of the UK as well as regions within those countries.

Cancer Research UK
Provides statistics and information on cancers across the UK

Scotland and European Health For All database
Searchable database for comparative health data

Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics
Searchable database on health and other data in Scotland at high and low geographical levels, including small neighbourhood statistics

Scottish Public Health Observatory
Summary and policy information on breast, coloretal, lung and prostate cancers in Scotland

Information for research, largely with a clinical focus

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Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) -
Contains information on smoking and health.

CancerIndex -
Contains a guide to internet resources.

Cancer Research UK -
Contains information, research and support.

CancerWEB -
Contains information on cancer, investigation and treatment.

Cochrane Cancer Network -
Contains information on cancer, investigation and treatment.

European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) -
Contains information on the activities and aims of the EORTC.

International Union Against Cancer -
Contains information on the role of the organisation and services offered in the fight against cancer.

Institute of Cancer Research -
Contains information on research and education.

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) -
IARC is part of the World Health Organisation.

International Cancer Research Portfolio (ICRP) -
Contains a database of research funded by UK and US organisations.

National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) -
Contains information on the activities of the NCRI.

National Cancer Research Network (NCRN) -
Contains information on the activities of the NCRN.

North of Scotland Cancer Network (NoSCAN) - Contains information on cancer and cancer services in the North of Scotland.

Oncolink -
Contains information on cancer, treatment, research, coping and resources.

South East Scotland Cancer Network (SCAN) -
Contains information on cancer and cancer services in the South East of Scotland.

UK Children's Cancer Study Group (UKCCSG) -
Contains information on cancer resources for children.

West of Scotland Cancer Managed Clinical Network (WoSCAN) -
WOSCAN aims to provide a service that gives equal access to good quality care for all cancer patients.


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