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Databases

  • Clinical Calculators from MD Anderson
    • MD Anderson faculty members have created several clinical calculators, also known as nomograms, to predict treatment outcomes, survival and response to specific cancer treatments. These calculators, developed in conjunction with peer-reviewed journals, helps both patients and physicians make informed decisions about cancer treatments. Disclaimer: These calculators are not meant to be a substitute for medical opinions by qualified physicians regarding cancer treatment. Results from these calculators should only be used in conjunction with all other clinical information on each case.
  • ClinicalTrials.gov
    • The U.S. National Institutes of Health, through the National Library of Medicine, has developed ClinicalTrials.gov to provide patients, family members and members of the public current information about clinical research studies. The database can be searched by keyword or browsed by disease entity.
  • Cochrane Library
    • Updated regularly. The Cochrane Library is a unique source of reliable and up-to-date information on the effects of interventions in health care. Published on a quarterly basis, The Cochrane Library is designed to provide information and evidence to support decisions taken in health care and to inform those receiving care. The databases are: The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Cochrane Reviews); Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE); The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL); The Cochrane Database of Methodology Reviews (Methodology Reviews); Health Technology Assessment Database (HTA); NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED); About The Cochrane Collaboration and the Cochrane Collaborative Review Groups (About)
  • EMBASE - Ovid
    • 1947 - present. Updated weekly. EMBASE, the Excerpta Medica database, is an international biomedical and pharmacological database that provides access to up-to-date information about medical and drug-related subjects. Comprehensive inclusion of drug-related information makes EMBASE particularly valuable when carrying out drug-related searches. EMBASE features comprehensive coverage of drug research, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Human Medicine (Clinical and Experimental), basic biological research, Health Policy and Management, Substance Dependence and Abuse, Psychiatry, Veterinary Science and Biomedical Engineering and Instrumentation.
  • NCCN Guidelines
    • The NCCN Guidelines® are a comprehensive set of guidelines detailing the sequential management decisions and interventions for the malignant cancers that affect 97 percent of all patients with cancer. In addition, separate guidelines relate to major prevention and screening topics and another set of pathways focuses on the major supportive care areas.
  • PDQ - NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database
    • PDQ (Physician Data Query) is NCI's comprehensive cancer database. It contains summaries on a wide range of cancer topics; a registry of 8,000+ open and 19,000+ closed cancer clinical trials from around the world; and a directory of professionals who provide genetics services.
  • PubMed
    • 1946 – Present. PubMed comprises over 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. PubMed citations and abstracts include the fields of biomedicine and health, covering portions of the life sciences, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering. PubMed also provides access to additional relevant web sites and links to the other NCBI molecular biology resources. Corresponds in part to the following print indexes: Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature, and International Nursing.

 

eBooks

  • Bethesda Handbook of Clinical Oncology
    • Reference book that covers malignancies, practical guidelines, patient management, and commonly used treatment regimens and chemotherapy dosing schedules.
  • Handbook of Cancer Chemotherapy
    • Practical pocket or desk reference with specific details necessary to safely administer pharmacologic therapy for most adult cancer patients.

Mobile Apps & Resources

  • Browzine
    • Use BrowZine to create a mobile bookshelf of your favorite journals to read and research on the go.  Download the mobile app from the Apple App Store for your iPad, or visit Google Play and the Amazon Appstore for your Android tablet.  Once installed, you can use your MD Anderson MyID to access subscribed and open access publications, create your own bookshelf of favorite journals, and save to a variety of services. 
  • LexiComp
    • Collection of medical databases clinicians can use at the point of care to access information on drugs, lab and diagnostic procedures, diseases and conditions, and patient education materials.Databases include Lexi-Drugs, Lexi-Interact, Harrison’s Practice, The 5-Minute Clinical Consult, Lexi-Lab & Diagnostic Procedures and Stedman’s Medical Dictionary.
  • NCCN Guidelines App
    • Access the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines on your iPhone. NCCN offers treatment recommendations and their panels address cancer detection; risk assessment and reduction; and supportive care areas such as nausea and vomiting, distress management, cancer-related fatigue, and cancer pain management. You must be a registered user on NCCN.org before you download the NCCN app through iTunes or Google Play.
  • UpToDate
    • To start using “UpToDate Anwhere,” access UpToDate through the Research Medical Library’s web site on a MD Anderson desktop computer, and register for an account.  Then download the free UpToDate app from the appropriate app store for your device.  Once installed, use your newly created username and password to access all content from UpToDate. Available on iOS , Android, or Windows 8 tablets.  

 

 

 

Journals

  • Cancer
    • Browse the current issue of Cancer.

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