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Pdq®

  1. 1. Physician’s Data Query, <br />a database provided by <br />the National Cancer Institute<br />PDQ®<br />
  2. 2. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq<br />This database provides current, peer-reviewed, cancer information summaries. PDQ also contains the NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms and the NCI Drug Dictionary.<br />
  3. 3. http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary<br />NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms contains over 6,000 entries<br />
  4. 4. Using the NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms<br />The dictionary can be searched by phrase or keyword. Example: search for phrase mantle cell lymphoma.<br />
  5. 5. http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary?expand=M<br />Dictionary of Cancer Terms may also be browsed alphabetically.<br />
  6. 6. En Español<br />Toggle back and forth between English and Spanish translations. Many of the NCI resources are available in Spanish. <br />
  7. 7. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/cancerdatabase#summaries<br />Cancer information summaries are available for a wide variety of topics, for both patients and health providers.<br />
  8. 8. Adult Treatment Summaries<br />Summaries are arranged alphabetically by topic.<br />
  9. 9. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/adult-non-hodgkins/Patient<br />Patient version contains general information, links to the NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms, and illustrations.<br />
  10. 10. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/adult-non-hodgkins/HealthProfessional<br />Health Professional version is written in more technical language, links to related summaries, and includess statistics. References contain links to PubMed abstracts.<br />
  11. 11. http://www.cancer.gov/espanol/pdq/tratamiento/no-hodgkin-adultos/Patient<br />Both patient and health provider summaries are available in Spanish.<br />
  12. 12. Taking a closer look at the PDQ® summary<br />Consult the dictionary of cancer terms as needed.<br />Current<br />Dictionary links<br />
  13. 13. Learning More – for patients<br />http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/adult-non-hodgkins/Patient/page6<br />
  14. 14. For health care professionals, PDQ® provides accurate, current information but does not provide guidelines for treatment options.<br />http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/adult-non-hodgkins/HealthProfessional/page17<br />
  15. 15. http://www.cancer.gov/global/contact<br />More questions? Contact the NCI via phone, live chat, or mail. Phone help in Spanish is available Monday-Friday from 8am – 8pm ET<br />

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