• The Wall Street Journal (February 2003)
"Net Benefits: Finding What You Need in the
Flood of Cancer Resources" by Laura Landro, WSJ, February
11, 2003: R8.
In this article, Lungcanceronline.org is cited
as an example of the "useful one-stop shopping directories
put together by patients who have carefully evaluated Web resources
on a specific cancer..."
• The Oncologist (December 2002)
Connections: Internet Health Care" by Richard T. Penson et al.
The Oncologist 2002; v.7, no. 6: 555-568.
Article discusses how the Internet empowers patients
and affects the doctor-patient relationship. It focuses on the case
of Karen Parles, a lung cancer survivor and librarian, who utilized
online discussion groups for support, e-mail to communicate with
her physicians, and who created a comprehensive lung cancer website,
Lungcanceronline.org, as an information resource for patients
• Journal of the National Cancer Institute (November
"Organizations Seek Spotlight for Lung Cancer
Awareness" JNCI, v.93, no.21 (Nov 7, 2001): 1597-1598.
News feature highlights the lack of support services
and media coverage for lung cancer and discusses the Lung Cancer
Awareness Week Campaign. Quotes Karen Parles on the lack of public
support for lung cancer and notes Lungcanceronline.org
was created so that lung cancer patients would have
"somewhere to turn."
• ALCASE's Lung Cancer Quarterly Scan (Fall 2001)
"Addressing Patient & Physician Information
Needs Through the Internet"
This article features Lungcanceronline.org
as a helpful resource for both patients and families. Urges physicians
to explore Lungcanceronline.org and to share it with their
patients along with Karen Parles' list of "Editor's Choice"
Internet Resources for lung cancer.
• British Medical Journal (November 2000)
Patient-Helpers and Physicians Working Together: a New Partnership
for High Quality Health Care"
by Tom Ferguson, British Medical Journal, 4 Nov 2000: 1129-1132.
Excerpts from this article:
"Lungcanceronline.org is widely acknowledged as the definitive
consumer site for lung cancer."
- Tom Ferguson, MD
"Lungcanceronline.org has become an important resource
for all those concerned with lung cancer. Karen helps us all keep
up-to-date on the best online links, the best medical centers, the
best treatments and the latest research. She can present complex
clinical information in a remarkably user friendly way. And because
she's a patient herself, she knows how to emphasize certain topics
that clinicians may consider secondary, but are very important to
the patient - their quality of life, the impact of their disease
on their friends and family, and the psychological aspects of their
- Roman Perez-Soler, MD
Head, Division of Medical Oncology, Albert Einstein
College of Medicine
• InTouch: Guide to Cancer Prevention and Treatment
the Web: Lung Cancer...Click by Click" by Jamie Talan, InTouch,
v.2 no.5 (Sept 2000): 19-20
This article refers to Lungcanceronline.org
as one of the best sites for lung cancer..."a superbly detailed
and thoughtful site built by Karen Parles...an extensive well organized,
• HON Code of Conduct (March 1999 - present)
The HON Code is awarded by the Health On the Net
Foundation to health and medical websites that abide by the HON
ethical guidelines in providing authoritative and trustworthy Web-based
• Hardin Clean Bill of Health (March 1999 - present)
The Hardin Clean Bill of Health is awarded
by the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, University of Iowa,
to the best of the health "directory" websites.