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Few Useful Websites related to Oncology

1. Tumor Atlas at http://www.bioscience.org/atlases/tumpath/index.htm is a copyrighted contribution by the "Frontiers in Bioscience", authored by Tabibzadeh et al . The material is an illustrative work on a variety of tumors. Each tumor is further interactively discussed under Classification, Risk factors, Clinical features, Images, Diagnosis and TNM Staging, by clicking on the organs accessing images, information and resources.

Cancer.Gov at http://www.cancer.gov/ is a cancer-related health information portal from National Cancer Institute. There are separate sections on Cancer Information ( Types of Cancer, Treatment, Prevention, Genetics, Causes, Screening and Testing for Cancer etc); Clinical Trials ( Finding Clinical Trials, Conducting Clinical Trials, Understanding Clinical Trials etc); Statistics ; and Research Programs. PDQ (Physician Data Query) is NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database database that contains the latest information about cancer treatment, screening, prevention et, is available at http://www.cancer.gov/cancerinfo/pdq.

Cancerlit® at http://www.cancer.gov/search/cancer_literature/ is a comprehensive bibliographic cancer literature database published from the 1960s to the present that covers nearly 2 million citations and abstracts from over 4,000 different sources including "biomedical journals, proceedings, books, reports, and doctoral theses".

4. Oncolink at http://www.oncolink.org/about/sitemap.cfm is a portal focusing on Cancer from University of Pennsylvania. OncoLink has many separate educative sections like specific types of cancer, updates on cancer treatment, news on research advances, Resources A separate Ask the Experts section is also available.

CancerNetwork at http://www.cancernetwork.com is a feature rich source of cancer information. The site has many distinctly useful sections covering full text of journals like Oncology and Oncology News International, full text of handbooks, proceedings of over 80 cancer symposia, conferences,and workshops, free continuing medical education courses on a variety of cancers; a comprehensive drug-reference guide

6. From the American Cancer Society at http://www.cancer.org/, are useful material targeting medical professionals, Patients, Family, & Friends Survivors. The material for Professionals includes information on cancer type (early detection, prevention, treatment, staging, clinical trials, new research advances, and medical references and resources), latest figures and trends on 10 cancer types.

Cancer Info at http://www.thecancer.info has descriptive material on a variety of cancers arranged alphabetically. The Cancer Information Network focuses on all policy issues, breakthrough and other educative material. Subscription to a monthly newsletter of The Cancer Information Network is also available.

8. Cancer Screening Programmes at http://www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk is a portal focusing on Cancer Screening by NHS, UK. The currently active programmes are NHS Breast Screening Programme, Cervical Screening Programme, Colorectal Screening and Prostate Cancer Risk Management. Useful downloadable documents are available too, disseminating the important concept of screening.

9. Medscape has a speciality home page on Cancer and Oncology at http://www.medscape.com/hematology-oncologyhome. As offered consistently for all specialities, this home page on Oncology, presents sections such as Home Page, with latest and most relevant information in the specialty, CME Center, with professional educational activities by specialty, Editor's Choice Top content selected by Medscape editors, Library Journals, textbooks and reference tools, Conference Center that display findings from key medical meetings, Ask the Experts, Opinions and Discussion Boards.

10. Medicine is largest, multiauthored, multireviewed Clinical Knowledge Base available to physicians and health professionals. Launched in 1996, the site presently has nearly 10,000 physician authors and editors contributing articles on 7,000 diseases and disorders, providing latest practice guidelines in 62 medical specialties. The speciality of Oncology is covered comprehensively at http://www.emedicine.com/med/ONCOLOGY.htm.


Concerning Online textbooks on Oncology, few of the leading references are mentioned herein:

a) Cancer Management : A multidisciplinary Approach : Seventh Edition by Richard Pazdur, MD et al is available at http://www.cancernetwork.com/handbook/contents.htm;

b) Holland-Frei Cancer Medicine : Fifth edition, ( named after its founding editors James F. Holland and Emil Frei III.) is available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?call=bv.View..ShowTOC&rid=cmed.TOC&depth=2;

c) Medical Oncology: A Comprehensive Review : Second Edition by Richard Pazdur, MD, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas is accessible at http://www.cancernetwork.com/textbook/contents.htm. For more information on a specific cancers or other areas of oncology, few useful websites that focus on links to oncology sites include http://www.seidata.com/~marriage/rcancer.html, http://www.mic.ki.se/Diseases/C04.html, http://www.cancer.gov/cancerinfo/othersites, http://www.cancerindex.org/clinks1.htm, and http://www.acor.org/types.html

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