National Cancer Institute
at the National Institutes of Health
- Esophageal Cancer Prevention (PDQ®)
[ patient ] [ health professional ]
Expert-reviewed information summary about factors that may influence the risk of developing esophageal cancer and about research aimed at the prevention of this disease.
- Understanding Gene Testing
Illustrates what genes are, explains how mutations occur and are identified within genes, and discusses the benefits and limitations of gene testing for cancer and other disorders.
- Cancer Genetics Services Directory
Directory of professionals who provide services related to cancer genetic risk assessment, counseling, and testing.
- Cancer Genetics Overview (PDQ®)
[ health professional ]
Expert-reviewed information summary in which the features of hereditary cancer and the structure and content of other PDQ cancer genetics summaries are described. The summary also contains an extensive list of genetics resources available online.
Causes and Risk Factors
- Asbestos Exposure and Cancer Risk
A fact sheet about asbestos, asbestos-related diseases, and who to contact for more information.
- Smoking Home Page
Free help to quit smoking, plus information on smoking and cancer, secondhand smoke, cigarettes and other tobacco products, tobacco research, and statistics.