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More Information for Diverse Audiences

Recently, I tried to find information about skin cancer and African Americans on cancer.gov because I found an abnormal spot on my foot...and I couldn't find anything other than the fact that I was at low risk. None of the photos showed what skin cancer could look like on darker skin or how I should screen differently. Eventually after a search on WebMD, I went to a dermatologist anyway, who suggested it be biopsied because ...more »

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International Portal

Develop and maintain an International Portal within the NCI web site to provide a platform for international researchers and other health professionals involved in cancer research in which to share knowledge, needs and resources, participate in training, and provide opportunities for international collaboration.

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NCI Education Portal

In the interest of organizing NCI information and in making accessible all the existing NCI education programs and materials, create a cancer.gov education portal segmented by audiences (health professionals, researchers, public health practitioners, cancer control planners, advocates, etc.) Links could be made to NCI/NIH training events and funding opportunities to support NCI education and training priorities.

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Search Results Better Organized for the Lay person

Search results on cancer.gov can be confusing to patients and family members and I think it would be useful if they were grouped then sorted with a sort option of date or relevance. Groups that come to mind: clinical trials, clinical trials results, bulletin, treatment guidelines (PDQ), cancer topics, spanish language, statistics, funding, etc.

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NCI Overview Link For Key Cancer Research Information

A suggested improvement of the NCI Web site is to add, as a first, identical and bold link under both Research and Funding and About NCI, a simply stated overview introductory summary in one place that has key statistics about cancer deaths, incidence and costs; followed by the NCI’s (1) purpose/mission; (2) current activities, organizational structure and programs; (3) near and long-term strategy and goals; (4) achievements ...more »

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Personalized Information

Cancer.gov has a lot of great information - for everyone. I'd like to be able to sift through all the vast resources and find information that's relevant to me. It would be great if I could customize the site and personalize a page that aggregates information based on my criteria - a mycancer.gov page (similar to myYahoo, etc.). Thanks for the opportunity to share my ideas and provide input!

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200 types of Cancer. I'm only interested in one - the one I have

Cancer.gov is a great resource for finding information on all types of Cancer. However, as a user, I might only be interested in finding information on the ONE Cancer that matters most to me. Whether it's the Cancer I'm diagnosed with, or a family member, friend, etc. It would be great to have a personalized, unique experience based on the type of user I am. For example: Patient, looking for information on Hodgkin Lymphoma. ...more »

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"Where Do I Start?" Button/Newly-Diagnosed Patients & Families

On the landing page, have a prominent “Where Do I Start?” button, or point of entry, for people and families who are newly-diagnosed. It could direct them to a general orientation area and outline information that is universal and relevant for every patient. Convey the message “We know what you are facing and we have information to help you get started. At NCI, our purpose is to find new treatments and breakthroughs ...more »

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Mobile Applications

How about creating an iPhone application for cancer.gov? Different apps could be developed for different types of users - patients, caregivers, doctors and nurses, family and friends. Apps could be used for a whole host of different needs - for a patient, there could be a journal and calendar feature that allows them to track their treatment, chronicle their day-to-day activities, feelings, and changes, document their ...more »

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Betalabs.Cancer.gov

The idea behind BetaLabs is taking a page out of Google's playbook with "Google Labs" by creating a site where we can try out new tools, technologies and approaches with a real audience without creating a live and final version that needs production support. This will be critical to future endeavors into social media and social networking, neither of which is an exact science, where we can develop ideas and tools as ...more »

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Help Guide First-Time Users

Once I got into the site I found a lot of great information but as a first-time user, I was a little bit lost. Why not provide an easy-to-find link to an Overview of NCI, a quick guide to Cancer.gov, and short informational videos about NCI and cancer research.

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Cancer Center Search

There should be a link on the home page where visitors can search for cancer centers by zip code.

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