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Over the next week you will be conducting research on cancer. Since you have just completed your study of the cell and the cell cycle, it is important to know the impact that cells may have on the body if they go through the cell cycle incorrectly. Your task will be to educate the public on treatments, various types, as well as causes of cancer.

Your mission…should you choose to accept it, will be to find at least two articles on cancer that are on the same topic. In other words, if your topic is skin cancer, then your articles must be about skin cancer. Do not select articles that are about people with cancer. Since you are oncologists, you are looking for current information about the disease, not human interest stories. Therefore, you will be conducting research using the Power Library Ebscohost database to locate magazine (periodical) articles on a specific type of cancer.

Once your research is complete, you will do two things:

1) Gather into groups to create a “Wikispace” about your research. You will then present your research, using your
wikispace, to your colleagues.

You will complete this phase of your work only after phase one is complete- Choose one of your two articles, read
the entire article and summarize the information. Type the summary in a Microsoft Word Document. The summary
should be at least one page in length- (12 point font, Times New Roman, double spaced, normal margins. )

Best of luck to all of you as you go about your work in the field of oncology!

Wikispace and Presentation - November 10, 2009 One article Summary - November 16, 2009

Project Requirements

1. You must complete the “storyboard” packet as your rough draft. 10 pts.
2. You must have 5 headings for your Wikispace- the first being the introduction
5 pts. each
3. You must have at least 1 picture
5 pts.
4. You must have at least 3 sources for the Works Cited
30 pts.
5. You must have one concluding sentence that is a summary of your research
10 pts.
6. You must present your Wikispace to the class in your small groups
10 pts.
7. Mechanics- organization of the WikiSpace/Grammar/Spelling for entire project
10 pts.
8. One page article summary
20 pts.

TOTAL:120 pts.

Getting Started

  • Find the Cancer Topic that your group has been assigned in the left-hand menu.
  • To edit, click the light-green edit tab on the top right-hand side of your page.
  • The Editor toolbar will appear. Use the Editor Toolbar to add and change text, upload images, or add hyperlinks to other websites.


How to Upload an Image

Locate the online image that you would like to add to your wiki. Right click with the cursor over the image and select "Properties" from the drop-down menu that appears. Highlight the ENTIRE URL for the image that is displayed in the pop-up window. The URL for images ends in .jpg. When the ENTIRE URL is highlighted hold down Control + C to Copy the URL.

Returning to your wiki, within the Editor, select the "Insert Images and Files" icon. (The icon is an image of a square green and orange picture.)

Choose the "External Image" tab.

In the "Address" box, enter the website address use Control + P to paste the URL for your image. Click the "Load" button.

Double-click on the thumbnail image to add the image to your wiki. A "File Properties" dialog box will be displayed to allow you to format your image.
Use Alignment to right justify, left justify or center your image.
Use the Plus and Minus buttons to change the size of your image.
In the caption box, enter the citation for your image. For information on citing your image see the Help Topic below, "How to Cite an Online Image."

How to Add a Link to a Website

Within the Editor, select the "Insert Link" icon. (The icon is an image of three chain links.)

Choose the "External Link" tab.

In the "Link Text" box, enter the text that you would like to appear on your wiki for viewers to click on to access the link.

In the "Address" box, enter the website address that you are linking to exactly as it appears in the URL block.

Select the box for "New Window" so that the link opens in a new browser window when the viewer clicks on your link. This prevents the viewer from navigating away from your wiki when viewing the external link.

Link Text: "Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Website"

How to Cite an Online Image

Artist's name (last name, first name). the work of art (italicized). Date of creation. Institution where the work of art is located, city where the institution is located. Name of the Website (italicized). Medium of publication. Date YOU accessed the image.

Da Vinci, Leonardo. Mona Lisa. 1503-1504. Musée du Louvre, Paris. The Artchive. Web. 26 Oct 2009.

(After inserting your image into your wiki, please place your citation for the image in the file description. If some of the information is not available, simply exclude that part of the citation. See "How to Upload an Image" above for more information.)

Winslow, Terese.  2005. National Cancer Institute.  Web.  23. Oct 2009.
Winslow, Terese. 2005. National Cancer Institute. Web. 23. Oct 2009.

How to Cite an Online Scholarly Article from EBSCO

Author's name (last name, first name). "Title of the article." Title of the publication (italicized) Volume and Issue numbers Year of Publication: Pages. Name of Database (italicized). Medium of publication. Date YOU accessed the image.
If there are no page numbers listed for your article use the abbreviation n. pag.

Baldauf, Sarah. "Stopping Oral Cancer." U.S. News & World Report Vol. 144 Issue 6 2008: 58. Middle Search Plus. Web. 26 Oct. 2009.

(If there are no page numbers listed for your article use the abbreviation n. pag.)

How to Summarize Scientific Research into Your Own Words


"More than 60,000 American women are diagnosed with DCIS each year. Doctors would like to spare these women from the rigors of cancer therapy, says breast oncologist Patricia Ganz, a professor at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. But doctors today don't know enough about DCIS to tell a harmless tumor from one that could turn lethal. As a result, they tend to treat all women the same, regardless of the tumor's size."
*Szabo, Liz. "New Type of Breast Cancer Stops Women in Their Tracks." USA Today. October 2009: 5. Web. 23 Oct. 2009.

Though DCIS tumors can be benign, because so little is known about this type of breast cancer, doctors typically prescribe the same treatment to all patients.