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HMH Databases

  • Books@Ovid: Search Books  Icon
    A collection of electronic books from Ovid. Includes the following titles at more: -DiVita's Cancer -Principles of Critical Care by Hall, et al. Searching on cancer topics will bring up relevant sections of books.
  • Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (EBMR Ovid)  Icon
    CCTR is a bibliographic database of controlled trials, and part of Ovid's Evidence Based Medicine Reviews collection. CCTR contains records to controlled trials articles found in MEDLINE and EMBASE, an international biomedical database with a focus on pharmaceuticals. Textword searching is best in this database.
  • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (EBMR Ovid)  Icon
    The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) is part of Ovid's EBM Reviews collection, and includes the full text of the regularly updated systematic reviews prepared by The Cochrane Collaboration. The CDSR includes working groups on such cancer topics as breast, childhood, colorectal, gynecological, hematological malignancies, and lung.
  • Evidence Based Medicine Reviews (Ovid)  Icon
    The link takes one to the OvidSP list of databases. The Evidence Based Medicine Reviews (EBMR) databases are in that list. The EBMR databases combine 7 EBM resources into a single, fully-searchable database. Search them together or separately. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials have different scopes than the remaining 5 and are discussed elsewhere. The remaining 5 all contain reviews of clinical trial articles. All contain cancer information, but one needs to search by text work to retrieve it.
  • HealthStar (Ovid)  Icon
    A subset of Medline, it contains citations to the published literature on health services, technology, administration, and research. It focuses on both the clinical and non-clinical aspects of health care delivery. Under Additional Limits -> Subjct Subsets, one can select select Cancer or Complementary Medicine.
  • HMH Fulltext Journals@Ovid / Search Table of Contents & Abstracts of Ovid Journals  
      
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    HMH Fulltext Journals contains full articles to journals that the library subscribes to on Ovid, including those in Ovid Nursing Full Text Plus. It does not include journal subscriptions from other vendors. The advantage to searching this database is that one can search the fulltext of the article not just title/abstract/subjects as in the other databases. Search Table of Contents & Abstracts of Ovid Journals provides a search interface to all health related journals offered by Ovid. The HMH Fulltext Journals@Ovid and Ovid Nursing Full Text Plus databases are subsets of this database. Click "i" for search tips.
  • Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) Evidence Based Practice (OvidSP)  Icon
    JBI includes a wide range of summarized and appraised evidence to inform your practice. Includes seven publication types: Evidence Based Recommended Practices, Evidence Summaries, Best Practice Information Sheets, Systematic Reviews, Consumer Information Sheets, Systematic Review Protocols, and Technical Reports.
  • OvidSP Medline  
      
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    Direct link to Medline (does not include in-process articles)

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  • Medline In-Process (OvidSP)  Icon
    Recently published journal articles that have not yet been indexed for Medline. Keyword searching only. Cannot limit to specific age groups, instead use keywords such as pediatric, neonate, newborn, child, children, adolescents, boys, girls, etc.
  • Micromedex  Icon
    Search for the patient inserts for cancer drugs. Also, search Carenotes tab for patient handouts.
  • Natural Medicines (formerly Natural Standard)  
      
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    Offers evidence-based information about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies. Interactive tools offers information on interactions between complementary and/or prescription therapies. With an individual account, can be downloaded to a mobile device (free for 1 year). See Mobile Device Guide for more information. Cancer: Includes many CAM substances and techniques that people use to treat cancer. Emergency Medicine: Includes toxicology information for various herbs and supplements.
  • Nursing Full Text Plus (OvidSP)  Icon
    Contains a collection of full text nursing and allied health (NAH) journals. Search as discussed in HMH Full Text Journals@Ovid.
  • OvidSP  Icon
    OvidSP is an online portal and interface for biomedical literature including: fulltext journals, ebooks, Evidence Based Medicine Reviews, MEDLINE, and more. Off-site access is available, contact the library at x5161.
  • PubMed (NLM)
    This the HMH version of the biomedical literature database is from the National Medical Library. It is the equivalent of MEDLINE and MEDLINE In Process… in Ovid. It has more full text attached to it than the PubMed produced by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Search hint: In the Search box, enter the term(s) you are looking for, e.g., cancer, leukemia. If you click on the Limits tab, cancer is one of the subset choices.
  • UpToDate: Contents for Oncology  Icon
    Search on the regular UpToDate interface at http://www.uptodate.com/contents/search or use this link to go to the contents for the "Oncology" topic summaries. Browse here by broader categories or search for the topic of interest in the textbox at the top. UTD offers point of care/bedside care statements on various cancers and aspects, such as diagnosis and treatment. Also contains patient education handouts. Search hint: In the New Search box enter your term(s), e.g., treatment of mycoses fungoides. The tabs at the top of the results list allow one to see All Results, or limit them to adult or pediatric reviews or patient handouts. The Calculators tab gives a subject list of different calculators, among them, Oncology Calculators.
  • UpToDate: What's New & Practice Changing Updates  Icon
    The UpToDate What’s New section summarizes the most important new medical findings since the last release for each subspecialty. Practice Changing UpDates are listed at the top of the What’s New page as well as incorporated into the list of updated topics by specialty. They highlight specific new recommendations and/or updates that may change clinical practice.

Cancer Centers

Websites/Databases

  • About Herbs, Botanicals & Other Products
    The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center site offers objective and evidence-based for oncologist and health care professionals. It includes a summary for each agent and details about constituents, adverse effects, interactions and potential benefits or problems. The site is managed by the MSK’S Interactive Medicine Service led by pharmacist and botanicals experts.
  • Cancer Chromosomes (now included in dbVar database)
    Cancer Chromosomes database has been retired, the data is now included in the dbVar database. Provides the ability to search for cytogenetic, clinical, and/or reference information.
  • Cancer Portals (ASCO)
    The Cancer Portals are a resource for physicians to discover the latest findings in various areas of cancer research through scientific abstracts, videos, links and other materials. a one-stop resource for readers seeking scientific abstracts, videos, links, and other materials. For publishers, the portals.
  • CancerLinQ (ASCO)
    ADCO's system is a a beta test site, so it doesn't have full functionality yet. It's goal is to compile and analyze data on thousands of cancer patients, generating a clinical decision-support tool. The CancerLinQ network pulls existing data on patient information, treatment methods, and outcomes from practicing oncologists to generate personalized guidance for physicians. For an overview, see the 20 minute video in the Latest News section, titled "December 1, 2012: View Presentation of ASCO CEO Allen S. Lichter, MD, on CancerLinQ at 2012 Quality Care Symposium"
  • Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System (CCRIS) (Toxnet NLM)
    CCRIS is a toxicology data file of the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) Toxicology Data Network (TOXNET®). It is developed and maintained by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). It contains over 9,000 chemical records with carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, tumor promotion, and tumor inhibition test results. Data are derived from studies cited in primary journals, current awareness tools, NCI reports, and other special sources. Test results have been reviewed by experts in carcinogenesis and mutagenesis.
  • ClinicalTrials.gov (NLM/NIH)
    ClinicalTrials.gov is a Web-based resource that provides patients, health care professionals, researchers, and the public with access to information on publicly and privately supported clinical studies on a wide range of diseases and conditions. The Web site is maintained by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Information on ClinicalTrials.gov is provided and updated by the sponsor or principal investigator of the clinical study. Studies are generally submitted to the Web site (that is, registered) when they begin, and the information on the site is updated throughout the study. In some cases, results of the study are submitted after the study ends.
  • dbVar database
    National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) database of genomic structural variation.
  • ebrary’s Breast Cancer Searchable Information Center
    ebrary’s Breast Cancer Searchable Information Centerfeatures a range of authoritative fact sheets, posters, and other materials from a number of government agencies including the National Cancer Institute, National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, United States Food and Drug Administration, Office of Women's Health, and other authoritative sources.
  • Google Scholar
    Searches peer-reviewed literature on the internet. Best used when looking for very current/in press articles or for journals or literature formats (patents, etc.) not indexed in Medline. For more options, go to the drop down on the search window for Advanced Search.
  • Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) (NCI)
    HINTS collects nationally representative data routinely about the American public's use of cancer-related information. The survey:
    • Provides updates on changing patterns, needs, and information opportunities in health
    • Identifies changing communications trends and practices
    • Assesses cancer information access and usage
    • Provides information about how cancer risks are perceived
    • Offers a testbed to researchers to test new theories in health communication
  • Huntington For Her - Jim & Eleanor Randall Breast Center  Icon
    Huntington Hospital's Breast Center website for breast cancer resources at the hospital.
  • National Library of Medicine Databases & Electronic Resources
    A number of resources contain cancer information.
  • Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM)(NCI)
    National Cancer Insitute’s Office of Cancer Complementary & Alternative Medicine provides information on Alternative Medicines and CAM specifically for cancer.
  • PubMed (NLM)
    This the HMH version of the biomedical literature database is from the National Medical Library. It is the equivalent of MEDLINE and MEDLINE In Process… in Ovid. It has more full text attached to it than the PubMed produced by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Search hint: In the Search box, enter the term(s) you are looking for, e.g., cancer, leukemia. If you click on the Limits tab, cancer is one of the subset choices.

Practice Guidelines

Consider also guidelines from organizations not specifically aimed at cancer, but that have an interest in certain cancers, e.g., American College of Chest Physicians, American Urological Society, American Lung Association, American Society of Breast Surgeons.

Guidelines can also be found on some bibliographic databases. For example, OvidSP's Medline results using Additional Limits can be limited to Guideline and Practice Guideline. PubMed results can be limited to the Guideline and Practice Guideline under Article Types.

Hospice Care

  • CaringInfo  Icon
    This website of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Information on improving palliative care for adults and children and publications including some Spanish language information are available. Searchable database helps in locating the Hospice care nationwide.
  • Home Care and Hospice Agency Locator
    Website of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice. Locates Home Care and Hospice services in a particular area in the country.
  • Hospice Net
    Is the website of an independant non-profit organization supported by private funds. Provides very useful information and support to patients and families of patients who are terminally ill.
  • National Association for Home Care and Hospice  Icon
    A non-Profit organization representing Nation's Home Care and Hospice services. It also advocates for the Health Professionals serving in the above facilities. Information includes Education, Membership, Resources & Services, Updates/News etc.

Mobile Apps

Statistics

  • American Cancer Society: Cancer Facts & Figures
    The American Cancer Society projects the numbers of new cancer cases and deaths expected each year in order to estimate the contemporary cancer burden because cancer incidence and mortality data lag three to four years behind the current year. In addition, the regularly updated Facts & Figures publications present the most current trends in cancer occurrence and survival, as well as information on symptoms, prevention, early detection, and treatment.
  • California Cancer Registry (CCR)
    CCR is a program of the California Department of Public Health's Cancer Surveillance and Research Branch (CSRB). The CCR is California's statewide population-based cancer surveillance system. We collect information about almost all cancers diagnosed in California. This information furthers our understanding of cancer and is used to develop strategies and policies for its prevention, treatment, and control.
  • CANCERMondial (IARC)
    This website provides access to various databases containing information on the occurrence of cancer worldwide held and managed by the Section of Cancer Information (CIN) of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).
  • CDC: National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR)
    Data collected by local cancer registries enable public health professionals to understand and address the cancer burden more effectively. CDC provides support for states and territories to maintain registries that provide high-quality data.
  • International Association of Cancer Registries (IACR)
    The IACR was founded in 1966, as a professional society dedicated to fostering the aims and activities of cancer registries worldwide. It is primarily for population-based registries, which collect information on the occurrence and outcome of cancer in defined population groups (usually the inhabitants of a city, region, or country). For each new cancer case, registries record details of the individual affected, the nature of the cancer, information on treatment, and on follow-up specially with respect to survival from the disease.
  • NCI Cancer Control and Population Sciences
    Background on NCI cancer control programs as well as some statistics.
  • NCI Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
    Links to the Public Use Data Sets from the National Cancer Institute's Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences.
  • NCI Surveillance, Epidemiology & End Results (SEER) program: Cancer Statistics
    Provides access to statistical tables, graphs, and maps from various data sources.
  • NCI Surveillance Research: Cancer Statistics
    NCI's collection of cancer statistics.
  • Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) (NCI)
    HINTS collects nationally representative data routinely about the American public's use of cancer-related information. The survey:
    • Provides updates on changing patterns, needs, and information opportunities in health
    • Identifies changing communications trends and practices
    • Assesses cancer information access and usage
    • Provides information about how cancer risks are perceived
    • Offers a testbed to researchers to test new theories in health communication

Internet Resources

  • American Cancer Society (ACS)
    Lots of cancer information for consumers. Also has materials in Spanish and Asian languages.
  • Breast Cancer Information Project
    Includes a 9 minute video detailing what is cancer and explaining the treatment options for breast cancer.
  • Cancer.gov (National Cancer Institute)
    Information on cancer, clinical trials, statistics and news. Some Spanish-language material.
  • Cancer.gov: En Español
    Instituto Nacional del Cáncer. NCI’s Cancer Information Service is available to answer your questions.
  • Cancer.Net
    Oncologist-approved cancer information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
  • Cancer.Net: En Español
    Oncologist-approved cancer information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Spanish.
  • ClinicalTrials.gov (NLM/NIH)
    ClinicalTrials.gov is a Web-based resource that provides patients, health care professionals, researchers, and the public with access to information on publicly and privately supported clinical studies on a wide range of diseases and conditions. The Web site is maintained by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Information on ClinicalTrials.gov is provided and updated by the sponsor or principal investigator of the clinical study. Studies are generally submitted to the Web site (that is, registered) when they begin, and the information on the site is updated throughout the study. In some cases, results of the study are submitted after the study ends.
  • ebrary’s Breast Cancer Searchable Information Center
    ebrary’s Breast Cancer Searchable Information Centerfeatures a range of authoritative fact sheets, posters, and other materials from a number of government agencies including the National Cancer Institute, National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, United States Food and Drug Administration, Office of Women's Health, and other authoritative sources.
  • Fundacion Arturo Lopez Perez (Spanish)
    The mission of the Foundation is to support the patient and family from a holistic perspective. It complements medical interventions with good psychosocial support during the time the difficult time of treatment to the patient. Presents talks, group workshops free of charge and supports networking among patients.

  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society®
    LLS is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer.
  • MedlinePlus
    Extensive patient-centered information in English and Spanish.
  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
    Links to Evidence-Based cancer guidelines. It also includes links to Online learning and resources for patients and caregivers.
  • OncoLink
    From the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania. One of the oldest and most respected web sites for cancer information for consumers. Also has information for health professionals.
  • OncoLink: En Español
    From the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania. One of the oldest and most respected web sites for cancer information for consumers. Also has information for health professionals in Spanish.
  • SpeakUp: What you need to know about your serious illness and palliative care (in English & Spanish)
    When you have a serious illness or health problem, you may need palliative care. Palliative care is special health care that can ease pain and other symptoms and side effects from your illness or treatment. It can help you and your family cope with your illness, as well as emotional, practical and spiritual concerns.
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure
    Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists. They work to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures.
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure: En Español
    Susan G. Komen for the Cure ha desarrollado numerosos folletos educativos sobre salud del seno dirigidos a mujeres hispanas y latinas. Casi todos los folletos educativos de Komen han sido traducidos al español y adaptados al público de habla hispana.

Community Health Library Resources

The Community Health Library has a number of cancer books written for the consumer. These are in the Library's Online Catalog. Consider also the Patient/Family handouts in HSL's MDConsult and UpToDate resources, as well as the patient inserts for drugs in Micromedex.

  • About Herbs, Botanicals & Other Products
    The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center site offers objective and evidence-based for oncologist and health care professionals. It includes a summary for each agent and details about constituents, adverse effects, interactions and potential benefits or problems. The site is managed by the MSK’S Interactive Medicine Service led by pharmacist and botanicals experts.
  • Cancer Information in Asian and Pacific languages
    The website is supported by the American Cancer Society. The search tool of the home page enables users to search information on different types of cancers in Asian Pacific languages by providing appropriate links to in depth information provided by credible health organizations. The information is very educational to the consumer.


  • Carenotes via Micromedex (available in 15 languages)  Icon
    Concise, customizable materials address patient condition, treatment, laboratory tests, follow-up care, psychosocial issues, continuing health, and the most frequently administered drugs. Limit search to a particular document type: General Information, Precare, Inpatient Care, Discharge Care, After Care Instructions, and DrugNote. Drug and discharge information for common conditions/procedures and frequently prescribed medications now available in: Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Polish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish and Vietnamese.
  • Gale Health Reference Databases  
      
  • Huntington For Her - Jim & Eleanor Randall Breast Center  Icon
    Huntington Hospital's Breast Center website for breast cancer resources at the hospital.
  • Library Online Catalog  Icon
    Search the catalog for print books/ebooks, journal/ejournal titles, databases or internet resources.
  • Micromedex  Icon
    Search for the patient inserts for cancer drugs. Also, search Carenotes tab for patient handouts.
  • Natural Medicines (formerly Natural Standard)  
      
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  • Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM)(NCI)
    National Cancer Insitute’s Office of Cancer Complementary & Alternative Medicine provides information on Alternative Medicines and CAM specifically for cancer.
  • UpToDate For Patients  Icon
    Search directly or click on View patient level health topics by category: Cancer. Will soon offer materials in Spanish.
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