Website Policies

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Accessibility Policy

The RCC-RD-MCD team has a long-term and continuing commitment to meeting the needs of people who rely on assistive technologies in a timely manner by preventing and removing barriers to accessibility. Our goal is to provide accessible, high-quality information and resources. The steps we take include:

  • Our technical team regularly monitors the site's technical architecture against the industry standards for accessibility.
  • We ask content authors from the RCC-RD-MCD network to ensure that the resources they submit are compliant with standards and provide accessibility training resources.
    • As of this time, we do not audit these contributions ourselves.
  • RCC-RD-MCD staff advocate for accessibility compliance within the RCC-RD-MCD Network through education and technical assistance.

Please contact us if you have trouble accessing any of our content so that we can attend to any problems as soon as possible.

Privacy Policy

Information Gathering and Use

You are able to visit and view this site without providing any personal information. We do not track or record personal information about individuals and their visits. Should you choose to provide us with your name and e-mail address by requesting additional information, this information will only be used for official purposes (for instance, to respond to your inquiry) and will not be provided to any third parties except to fulfill your request.

This website uses Google Analytics to help analyze how users use the site. The tool uses "cookies," which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including "IP" or Internet Protocol address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors' use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for

We will never (and will not allow any third party to) use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of visitors to our site. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither we nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any PII from any source, unless you explicitly submit that information via a fill-in form on our website.

Photo Disclaimer

Some of the persons shown in photographs on this website are stock photography models and are not actual patients of, nor are they affiliated with, the RCC-RD-MCD, the Network's 11 research centers, or its affiliates.


Consumers are cautioned that this site is not intended to provide medical advice about any specific medical condition they may have or treatment they may need, and they are encouraged to consult with their health care provider promptly with any health related questions they may have.