If you have never browsed the World Wide Web before, then this page should help explain how the World Wide Web works in general, and how OncoLink works in particular. We'll start with information specific to OncoLink.

What is OncoLink?

How is OncoLink organized?

Who is the staff of OncoLink?

What is OncoLink?

OncoLink was the first multimedia oncology information resource placed on the Internet. OncoLink's mission is consistent with that of the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, and the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania which has sanctioned its use and development. OncoLink is accessible worldwide to anyone with Internet access, and there is no charge for its use. OncoLink has been established with the following objectives:

  1. Dissemination of information relevant to the field of oncology,

  2. Education of health care personnel,

  3. Education of patients, families, and other interested parties,and

  4. Rapid collection of information pertinent to the specialty.

While our goal is the dissemination of information, we must emphasize our Disclaimer:

OncoLink is designed for educational purposes only. This information is provided with the understanding that OncoLink is not engaged in rendering medical or professional services. All medical information should be carefully reviewed with your health care provider.

How is OncoLink Organized?

Please visit our site map for a look at OncoLink's organization.

Who are We?

Our Editorial Board is comprised of a number of doctors and researchers located primarily at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center who represent a variety of medical specialties relevant to the study of cancer. A Technical Support Team assists the Board in its goal.


Don't Assume You Understand
by Bob Riter
July 29, 2015