CancerQuest, developed at Emory University, is
devoted to giving patients and their families a tool to learn
practical, scientific knowledge about cancer. CancerQuest is designed
to each people the biology of cancer in a clear, concise manner.
Gregg Orloff, PhD, a senior lecturer in the Biology
Department at Emory, developed the idea for CancerQuest during
a family member’s experience with breast cancer. The realization
of the need for easy-to-understand information led to the creation
of CancerQuest. The site is part of an ongoing project involving
numerous Emory students and the Academic Technology group in Emory’s
Information Technology Division.
While not clinical in nature, CancerQuest provides
a detailed overview of how cells work and what happens during
the development and spread of cancer. Topics include cell structure,
cell division, cancer genetics, tumor biology, and cancer detection.
Cancer treatments, including surgery, radiation,
and chemotherapy are also described in text and graphics. The
site is updated regularly, and detailed illustrations accompany
ANNOUNCEMENT – CancerQuest is now available
in Spanish. To view the Spanish version, go to the web address
above and click on the top of the home page.