There are over 100 different diseases that share a number of biological properties which identify them as cancer; such as uncontrolled cell growth, impaired apoptosis (cell death), and ability to invade other tissues and metastasise to distant locations.
If you would like to view a brief summary on the biology of cancer go to What is Cancer?
If you would like to view a short diagrammatic presentation; go to What is Cancer
If you would like to view more detaied information on the biology of cancer go to: The Biology of Cancer
Free online resources for specific cancers
Online breast cancer modules for rural health professionals
Breast Cancer Qstream - Primary care across the cancer continuum
mCRC:CARE a resource and education module for metastatic colorectal cancer
Myeloma Nurse Learning Programme
EdCan offer case based learning topics such as colorectal cancer, melanoma, head and neck cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, oesophageal cancer, osteosarcoma and lymphoma.
Click on Case Based Learning Topics to find out more.