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Cancer information professionals get updates from new website

Press release 24 November 2014

The International Cancer Information Service Group (ICISG) is launching a new website in a new window) with updated information and better design for mobile devices.

The new website gives practical support for people working in the field of cancer information and for organizations wanting to establish or enhance such a service. It also serves as a benchmark for quality services.

The website provides background information about ICISG and its members, links to services and to many helpful resources, articles and examples of best practice from member organizations across the world. It has a tool box to help start and develop a cancer information service (CIS).

Majority of the website renewal work was carried out by the American Cancer Society´s National Cancer Information Center which serves thousands of cancer patients with different languages every day.

In recent years ICISG has developed its social media toolbox and has organized a first session on the role of social media in cancer information at the Union for International Cancer Control UICC´s World Cancer Congress 2012. This will be followed by another social media session in Melbourne at this year’s World Cancer Congress, hosted by the Cancer Council Australia in December, presenting examples of social media practices for cancer counseling from various countries.

The Cancer Society of Finland is a member of the International Cancer Information Service Group.

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The International Cancer Information Service Group (ICISG) is a global non-profit organization composed of Cancer Information Service (CIS) programs worldwide. ICISG includes seasoned cancer communications experts who have, for the past 18 years, been sharing information and expertise and assisting cancer organizations worldwide in developing and enhancing their cancer information services. ICISG membership includes 72 organizations from 39 countries. Its mission is to assist organizations in providing high-quality information and resources on all aspects of cancer to those concerned or affected by cancer throughout the world.

ICISG and the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) are partners in an effort to strengthen the delivery of quality cancer information and support services.