May 15, 2005 (Vol. 25, No. 10)


Strong Points: Useful general information
Weak Points: Not aimed at scientists

My dinner was long digested when I saw the opening page of this site with the picture rather ugly cancerous tissue, but I still had my stomach turn at the site of it. It’s hard to image a more effective way to drive users from your page than to use images that are “not pretty.” That’s unfortunate, because most of the rest of the items on this page are interesting, informative, and worth spending time on. The opening page also has short summaries with links to news sites on various cancer findings (“Calcium More Protective Against Some Polyps”), general information (“What Do You Need To Know About Cancer?:), and potential treatments (Clinical Trials). Mostly aimed to patients and their families, The Cancer Information Network is an informative site on an important topic. Now if they could just change that opening image…

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