Newsgroup on Cancer?

Ola Myklebost olam at
Thu Apr 22 03:09:57 EST 1993

Una Smith was helpful and sent me this info on a cancer server (Thanks
again, Una). However, I have had a look, and the contents are intended for
clinicians and the treatment of cancer, rather than what I suggest for a
new group, which should be for research purposes.

From: Una Smith <smith-una at YALE.EDU>
Full-Name: Una Smith
Message-Id: <199304211432.AA12737 at MINERVA.CIS.YALE.EDU>
To: olam at
Subject: Re: Newsgroup on Cancer?
Newsgroups: bionet.general
In-Reply-To: <olam-210493133701 at>
References: <CMM. at>
Organization: Department of Biology, Yale University

Besides the listserv groups I mentioned previously, there is:


CancerNet is a quick and easy way to obtain, through electronic
mail, recommended treatment guidelines from the National Cancer
Institute's Physician Data Query (PDQ) system in English or
Spanish. CancerNet also lets you request information about PDQ, PDQ
distributors, and other products and services from the NCI,
including a list of patient publications available from the Office
of Cancer Communications.  You can access CancerNet through a
number of different networks including BITNET and Internet.  There
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as new statements and other information is included.

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Ola Myklebost             Email olam at
Dept of Tumor Biology
Inst for Cancer Research
The Norwegian Radium Hospital
N-0310 OSLO, Norway
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