Practice Guidelines & 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. 

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

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.

NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center - A Cancer Center Designated by the National Cancer Institute

Markey Cancer Center is designated by the National Cancer Institute as a Comprehensive Cancer Center – a distinction that recognizes our commitment to accelerating precision cancer research and care to patients. We are the first and only NCI-Comprehensive Cancer Center in Kentucky, and one of 57 in the nation.