SEBASTOPOL, CA --
A new Cancer Bibliography: The Best Books on Cancer has been
published by Patient-Centered Guides. This resource for
librarians, oncology nurses, patients and their families features
110 of the best books from all publishers.
ACOR, the Association of Cancer Online Resources, is featuring
edition of the bibliography.
Editor Linda Lamb states, "We recommend a short list of both
disease-specific and general cancer books as starting points
for patients or for librarians stocking a family resource center.
"Although many online health sites might point to a few books,
the lists are usually pretty spotty. Sometimes patients are
recommending their own favorites, which may be idiosyncratic.
We wanted to get a balanced, annotated list that covered the
"Knowing where to start looking for information can be a godsend
to families trying frantically to make sense
of diagnosis or to choose a treatment option. We operated on the
principle of 'less is more' in winnowing down our list to a
The bibliography was
compiled by editors of Patient-Centered Guides from their own
reading and the assistance of authors in the area of cancer.
They also consulted reviews of cancer books from recent years, including
those in periodicals such as Library Journal and at nonprofit
web sites such as the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center's
web site. Candace Ford, director of
Health Library in San Jose, and respected consultant on
starting and operating consumer health libraries, also
contributed to the selections and descriptions.
About Patient-Centered Guides
Patient-Centered Guides is a leading US publisher of
health and medical content. The series began with two books on
cancer topics. Today, it publishes in-depth information on specific
cancers such as non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, as well as more general
cancer topics, such as cancer clinical trials and late effects
of childhood cancer treatments.
Books from all publishers are included in the bibliography,
including several Patient-Centered Guides.