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Practice guidelines and treatment overviews

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network  
This network provides practice guidelines and treatment overviews. The NCCN is an educational tool for patients and oncology professionals.

American Society of Clinical Oncology Practice Guidelines
Guidelines can address specific clinical situations (disease-oriented) or use of approved medical products, procedures or tests (modality-oriented). Using the best available evidence, ASCO expert panels identify and develop practice recommendations for specific areas of cancer care that would benefit from the availability of practice guidelines.

European Society for Medical Oncology: Minimum Clinical Recommendations
This site contains recommendations from a 2009 supplement to Annals of Oncology.

National Guideline Clearinghouse
This resource contains an interdisciplinary compilation of evidence-based clinical guidelines. The site is an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Physician Data Query (PDQ)
National Cancer Institute's comprehensive cancer database. It contains peer-reviewed summaries on cancer treatment, screening, prevention, genetics, supportive care, and complementary and alternative medicine; a registry of more than 8,000 open and 19,000 closed cancer clinical trials from around the world; and directories of physicians and professionals who provide genetics services and organizations that provide cancer care.

PubMed: Cancer subset journal citations identified as practice guidelines 

Society of Surgical Oncology research and practice resources
The site maintains links to summary documents and relevant clinical trials.

Treatment options - alternative, complementary and holistic resources

CAM-Cancer
The aims of CAM-Cancer project are to build a European authoritative network around complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in cancer with an international panel of experts in CAM research and/or in cancer care with privileged contacts with cancer organizations. The project's main achievement will be to prepare and disseminate suitable evidence-based information for health professionals in order to help them inform their patients.

Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine
This National Cancer Institute unit's goal is to increase the amount of quality cancer research and information about the use of complementary and alternative modalities.

Pharmacological and Biological Treatment
This American Cancer Society page lists evidence-based overviews, with references, for nontraditional therapies.

Sloan-Kettering - About Herbs, Botanicals and Other Products
This site provides objective information for oncologists and health care professionals, including a clinical summary for each agent and details about constituents, adverse effects, interactions and potential benefits or problems. Evaluations of alternative or unproved cancer therapies, as well as products for sexual dysfunction, are included.

Unconventional Therapies
British Columbia Cancer Agency maintains this Web site. The pages are designed to provide objective information for patients and their families, relating to alternative and complementary therapies. Most of the information consists of direct quotations from peer-reviewed books and journal literature.

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