8th Grade Cancer Resources:
The Cell Cycle and Cancer
Animated video on how cancer develops by the Amoeba Sisters. Includes the discussion of mitosis (cell division and cell cycle)
Types of Cancer
List of cancers from the American Cancer Society.
St Jude's Research Hospital http://www.stjude.org/
Through and informative website for children's medical issues.
Probably the best and most knowledgeable website for medical questions and information.
Illinois Department of Public Health's information on cancer.
Information about types of cancer, health information, answers to frequently asked questions about cancer and treatments are given. Note: This site contains advertising.
New York Times: Diagnosis Cancer-Creating Fact Sheets about Screening, Prevention, and Treatment
This lesson engages students in evaluating their knowledge about and
associations with cancer. After researching on new recommendations to limit cancer screenings, they create patient fact sheets about cancer, focusing on treatments and screening methods.
PBS: How Cancer Grows
PBS: How Blood Vessels Help Cancer Spread
PBS: What is Cancer
PBS: Nanotechnology and Cancer Study
interactive slide show
Explanation of the different stages of cancer and how types of cancer are rated.
Types of Cancer Treatment: American Cancer Society
National Cancer Institute
Describes cancer treatment methods
American Cancer Society Cancer Statistics
Data organized by population, geographic locations and cancer types
Cancer Incidence and Mortality through 2020
Five minute video by the Center for Disease Prevention
1999-2013 Cancer Incidence and Mortality Data
From the Center for Disease Prevention and Control, United States Cancer Statistics
American Association for Cancer Research
A large association providing information on cancer research, opportunities for researchers and an outlet for educational information on cancer.
Cancer Genome Atlas Project
The Cancer Genome Atlas researchers are mapping the genetic changes in 33 cancers. Find out which cancers have been selected for study, the criteria for selection and the scientific questions being asked about each cancer.
American Cancer Society
The foremost site for information about cancer. Statistics are provided for
leading types of cancer cases in men and women. Information is given in
English, Spanish and Asian Language materials are available.
This site provides information on types of cancer and diseases related to
cancer. Students can view slideshows on healthy eating, what skin cancer looks like and 13 best quit-smoking tips. This site contains advertising.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Cancer prevention, types of cancers, data and statistics on cancer.
Written especially for teens, this site provides information on types of
cancer, treatment, dealing with feelings, and diagnostic tests. Personal
stories are shared in videos. Students can listen to the articles. Articles are in English and Spanish.
Cancer.Net brings the expertise and resources of ASCO to people living with cancer and those who care for and about them to help patients and families make informed health care decisions
National Center for Bio technical Information
How do cancer cells grow and spread?
The Biology Project
Mitosis, when cells split apart
Mitosis Interactive Explanation
Animated view of mitosis
Explanation of Mitosis
Prezi Explaining Mitosis in an Onion Cell
Interactive slideshow and video put together by a group of students