- Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT)
- Pathology / Molecular biology
- Immunology / Biological Therapies
- Cancer Epidemiology
- Clinical Trials
- Medical Oncology
- Medical Teaching Resources
- Cancer Prevention / Screening
- Oncology: Daily News (NewsPage) Todays research news
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- CANCERLIT® Bibliographic Database (National Cancer Institute, USA) bibliographic database that contains more than 1.4 million citations and abstracts from over 4,000 different sources including biomedical journals, proceedings, books, reports, and doctoral theses.
- Bandolier - Evidence-Based Health Care (Journal)
- Clinical Decision Making (START, European School of Oncology) Referenced statement produced by an editorial board of top European oncologists.
- Imperatives for Quality Cancer Care: Access, Advocacy, Action, and Accountability (National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, USA) a Declaration of principles and guidelines for access, advocacy, and accountability in 3 areas: Quality cancer care, Physiologic long-term and late effects of cancer treatment, and pychosocial Issues
- Journal of Clinical Oncology Tables of contents, searchable abstracts
- Journal of the National Cancer Institute (USA)
- START State of the Art In Oncology - Information for Health Professionals (START, European School of Oncology) A database on state-of-the-art treatment of cancer and cancer related topics is under development by the European School of Oncology.
See also Journals
See also Treatment Guidelines
See also Reseach News
See also Disease Oriented Menu
Disclaimer: inclusion of specific treatment guidelines listed in this document does not imply endorsement by the author. This list is for reference only, readers are advised to check the date of last revision of guidelines to ensure they are
current. Many cancer organisations have protocols and guidelines available on-line from with their private Intranets ie. not listed here.
See also Clinical Trials
See also Levels of Evidence
See also Medline
How can you be confident about the scientific soundness of what you read ? It is important to read publications critically, and access the levels of evidence behind the papers findings. In addition, there is a growing amount of medical information on the
Internet, much of which is not peer-reviewed.
- Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (Oxford, UK) NHS Research and Development. The site includes details of the centre, teaching materials, and links to related information.
- Cochrane Collaboration The Cochrane Collaboration is an international organisation involved in preparing, maintaining and disseminating systematic reviews in all areas of health care. The site includes details of Cochrane centres, review groups, etc.
- Levels of evidence: explanation in therapeutics studies (CancerNet) A ranking system to judge a) the strength of study design, and b) the strength of study end-points.
- Rating Health Information on the Internet - Navigating to Knowledge or to Babel ? (Journal of the American Medical Association, 297,611-619, 1998) Review by Alejandro Jadad and Anna Gagliardi
- The Cochrane Reviewer's Handbook includes details on the format of a Cochrane Review, developing a protocol, locating / selecting studies, analysing and presenting results etc. Meta-analysis
- Djulbegovic B, et al. The quality of medical evidence in hematology-oncology. Am J Med 1999 Feb;106(2):198-205 Related articles (PubMed)
- Medline Search: evidence based medicine (PubMed)
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