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CancerNet, NCI's mail server providing cancer information
has been updated for October. For a description of statement
changes, request Monthly PDQ Statement Changes ( cn-405001).
For a brief listing of CancerNet content changes for the current
month, request CancerNet Changes ( cn-400000).
 
The PDQ User Guide for the National Library of Medicine is available
on CancerNet ( mail server only). Due to the length of the User Guide,
it consists of five parts, each with a separate code. Request
the Instructions and Contents List for a listing of the
User Guide components and codes. It will also available as an ASCII text
file by anonymous FTP from the National Library of Medicine.
( ftp nlmpubs.nlm.nih.gov). Login as nlmpubs using your email address as
the password. The file is in the online directory ( cd online)
under the name pdq.txt .
 
To access CancerNet, send a mail message to:
 
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Leave the subject line blank, and in the body of the mail message,
enter HELP to receive the instructions and most current contents
list. If you have a problem accessing CancerNet, please call
1-301-496-7403.
 
CancerNet statements are available in Spanish. To request the
Instructions and Contents List in Spanish, enter SPANISH in the
body of the mail message. If you would like to request the statements
in Spanish, substitute the prefix "cs-" in front of the number
(e.g., cs-100022 to receive the statement on anal cancer in Spanish).
All of the physician, patient, and supportive care statements
are available in Spanish.  Selected news articles marked with a "#" in
the Contents List are available in Spanish.
 
CancerNet is available on the NIH gopher server. Point gopher client
software to gopher.nih.gov, or telnet to a public access site. Select
#3 Health and Clinical Information, and #1 CancerNet information. For
a listing of other sites where CancerNet information is available,
request Redistribution of CancerNet (cn-400030).  This news article
also has information on the conditions that apply when redistributing
CancerNet information.
 
 
Please send comments or questions to:
 
     Cheryl Burg
     International Cancer Information Center
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