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By US Environmental Protection Agency, National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA). This database was developed by assembling and evaluating the literature relevant to human biomarkers. It catalogues and evaluates the usefulness of biomarkers of exposure, susceptibility and effect which may be relevant for a longitudinal cohort study. Biomarkers can be used to indicate the presence of some types of cancer.
Cancer Prevention and Control Publications
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). These cancer-related publications and materials are accessible online in PDF or HTML formats by topic area of interest.
By National Cancer Institute. Statistics on patterns and trends in various cancer types.
Cancer.gov Cancer Information
By National Cancer Institute. Provides information on types of cancer, treatment, prevention, causes, and how to cope with cancer.
By National Cancer Institute. A bibliographic database that contains more than 1.8 million citations and abstracts from over 4,000 different sources including biomedical journals, proceedings, books, reports, and doctoral theses. The database contains references to cancer literature published from the 1960s to the present and is updated with approximately 10,000 records every month.
By eLAB. ChemoWizard is a free to use software that generates chemotherapy schedules for your patients. Devloped by physicians for physicians. (Available in English and German)
Clinical Trials Search
By National Cancer Institute. Search for clinical trials for cancer.
Decision Guide: Breast and Ovarian Cancer InteliTool
By Aetna InteliHealth, Inc.. An interactive illustration to help understand breast and ovarian cancer.
MayoClinic Brain Tumor
By Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Get the basics of brain tumors.
MayoClinic Breast Cancer Center
By Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Find information on breast cancer from breast cancer symptoms to breast cancer treatment.
MayoClinic Cancer Center
By Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Find information on cancer, types of cancer, cancer resources, cancer treatments, cancer research and cancer symptoms.
MayoClinic Colorectal Cancer Screening Health Decision Guide
By Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. This guide can help you weigh the pros and cons of various screening options for colorectal cancer to help you choose which approach is best for you.
MayoClinic Skin Cancer
By Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Find information on skin cancer.
Medical Algorithms: Hematologic Oncology
By Institute for Algorithmic Medicine. Contains medical algorithms (computation, formula, survey, or look-up tables) useful in hematologic oncology. In MS Excel.
Medical Algorithms: Medical and Environmental Radiation
By Institute for Algorithmic Medicine. Contains medical algorithms (computation, formula, survey, or look-up tables) useful in medical and environmental radiation. In MS Excel.
Medical Algorithms: Nonhematologic Oncology
By Institute for Algorithmic Medicine. Contains medical algorithms (computation, formula, survey, or look-up tables) useful in nonhematologic oncology. In MS Excel.
Patient Information (by Medical Specialty)
By The University of Iowa. Patient information organized by medical specialty.
PDQ (Physician Data Query)
By National Cancer Institute. PDQ (Physician Data Query) is NCI's comprehensive cancer database. It contains peer-reviewed summaries on cancer treatment, screening, prevention, genetics, and supportive care; a registry of more than 8,000 open and 19,000 closed cancer clinical trials from around the world; and directories of physicians, professionals who provide genetics services, and organizations that provide cancer care.
Prostate Symptoms Self-Assessment
By Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. This questionnaire is designed to help determine the severity of urinary symptoms if you've already been diagnosed with enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH).
Tamerfouads BSA Calc
By The Doctors Lounge. Simple program for calculating the body surface area of a patient. This is important in the dosing of chemotherapy and various other drugs.
The Search for the Sentinel Node
By Aetna InteliHealth, Inc.. An illustration with description of the sentinel node. The sentinel node is the first node into which the lymph system drains. By removing and examining the sentinel node, a surgeon can determine if breast cancer has spread to the lymph nodes.
Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Cancer
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on cancer for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Radiation Oncology
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on radiation oncology for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. Patient information on a variety of topics from vh.org is now available on the pages of UI Health Care.com.