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Gerstein Science Information Centre

CSB201: Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and You

To help CSB201 students find resources for the cancer case study project.

Begin with MedlinePlus

MedlinePlus is a good place to start. It provides health information from the US National Library of Medicine and National Institute of Health with easy access to Medline and health topics, medical dictionaries, directories and publications. It can give you:

  • overview of the disease/condition
  • symptoms & diagnoses
  • treatment
  • images & videos (sometimes)
  • disease management
  • links to U.S. cancer agencies
  • links to related research

Additional Health Data Sites

UpToDate Patient Information

  • articles written according to latest informaiton by physicians who are experts in their field
  • updated based on new medicla findings
  • reviewed by multiple experts for accuracy

Canadian Websites

In addition to the websites listed, also search for specific cancer websites such as Prostate Cancer CanadaCanadian Breast Cancer FoundationLeukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, etc.