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Last update: 03/21/2014

TOPICS:
Articles on Evaluating Medical Information | PubMed Abstracts | Google tools 
Other Online Glossaries & Dictionaries |
NCI Drug Index

Evaluating Medical Claims and Information

Alternative Medicine?
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Common Questions about Science and "Alternative" Health Methods
 
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Deciding what to believe, a scientist's view
 
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Readers' and Author's Responses to "Information on Complementary and Alternative Medicine in US Government Databases Is Biased"  Medscape
 
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PAL: Strategies for Finding and Evaluating  Medical Information  PDF   

Gilda's Club Delaware Valley, April 2006
 
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Evaluating Medical Claims and Data  PAL
For Research Advocates
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Research Advocacy by PAL
 
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Cancer Information and Support Network (CISN) coursework for patient advocates  cisncancer.org  
 
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Endpoints in Clinical Research
cancerguide.org/
Levels of Evidence
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Pub Med: Testing Treatments, 2nd edition Better Research for Better Healthcare
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Cancerguide.org:
Undestanding Survival Curves

"Survival curves constructed from a limited sample size cannot cover the real range of possibility!"
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FDA guidance documents
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Subset analysis? 

This subgroup analysis suggested that the treatment was quite effective and statistically significant for all patients except those born under the sign of Gemini or Libra.
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Postcards From Beyond Zero Steve Dunn
Levels of Evidence (continued)
 
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Pros and Cons of Researching Your Cancer Steve Dune   
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"The Median Isn't the Message"
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Clinical Epidemiology & Evidence-Based Medicine Glossary  vetmed.wsu.edu 
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Levels of Evidence for Human Studies of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine Cancer.gov
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Systematic reviews  en.wikipedia.org 
Lymphoma Systematic Reviews
However: Beware of Meta-analyses Bearing False Gifts
Ethics and Consent
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Research Advocacy by PAL
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The Dirt on Coming Clean:
Perverse Effects of Disclosing Conflicts of Interest  cbdr.cmu.edu .pdf 
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Conflict of Interest in Medical Decision-making PAL
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Potential Sources of Bias ascd.org pdf 

 


PubMed - index of published abstracts

At a Glance:
Is it relevant to me?  What is the level of evidence:
Study population (specific)? | Big or small? (n) | Clinical or Preclinical? 
Old or new? | Other groups studying same? | Respected Journal? 
Randomized or single arm? | Review article? - Systematic review? (pooled data)

   


Resources

  Lymphoma-specific | General Medicine | Epidemiology | Online Medical Dictionaries & Glossaries
* 2014 Physician's Desktop Reference (PDR) eBook |
available for download or use on the web (Carol) http://bit.ly/1a3TH4y
 
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 Lymphoma/Oncology-Specific Sites
ASCO | ASCO Education Book | ASH | ASH Education Book | JCI.org | BLOOD  
Cancer Consultants - NHL / Hodgkins | ClinicalTrials.gov | Haematologica.org  
Medscape
Resource Library - PAL  
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General Medicine 
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Amjpathol.org | Amcancersoc.org | British MJ | EJC Nutrition | HerbMed.org | FDA |  | MedlinePlus  | MedWatch Alerts | Merck Manual | Merck MedicusPNAS Free Medical Journals | HealthScoutNews  | HON - Health On the Net Foundation
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Daily Meds http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/about.cfm 
provides high quality information about marketed drugs. 
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Epidemiology
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ACS cancer stats | AACR journals.org | SEER NHL | SEER | NCI Links
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SEER Fast Stats NHL | Hodgkin's  (highly recommended)
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University of Alberta Clinical Epidemiology Glossary 
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Cancer Resources
ASCOBCCA Cancer Drug Manual | CancerLinks - unf.edu  
Clinical Cancer Research | ClinicalTrials.govBloodLine | Cancer.gov | Eurekalert.org  
Hazardous Substance Databank - NIH | Journals (free) | MD Anderson Oncolog | OncoLink | Reuters  | The Oncologist  
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 Online Glossaries and Dictionaries
Dictionaries: Cancer.gov Dictionary | MedlinePlus Dictionary | Cancer Web Dictionary  

Glossaries:  LLS Glossary | Genetics Glossary - genetictests.org | Waldenstrom's Glossary  | NCI Glossary of Terms For Hematology | University of Alberta Clinical Epidemiology Glossary | SEER Statistical Definitions
 
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Lymphoma Subtype Queries of PubMed

Ready-to-use

Lymphomas, Aggressive: Diagnosis | Review | Therapies | Prognosis
Lymphomas, indolent:  Diagnosis | Review | Therapies | Prognosis
Diffuse Large Cell: Diagnosis | Review | Therapies | Prognosis
Follicular: Diagnosis | Review | Therapies | Prognosis
Hodgkin's:  Diagnosis | Review | Therapies | Prognosis
MALT: Diagnosis | Review | Therapies | Prognosis
Mantle Cell: Diagnosis | Review | Therapies | Prognosis
T-cell: Diagnosis | Review | Therapies | Prognosis
NK-Cell subtype: Diagnosis | Review | Therapies | Prognosis
Waldenstrom's: Diagnosis | Review | Therapies | Prognosis
Refractory disease: Treatments | Novel Treatments
Transformation, about:  CLL | Follicular | MALT


Treatment Types TOPIC SEARCH of PubMed

Antiangiogenesis: Therapies
Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplants:  Review | Therapies | Prognosis
Autologous Stem Cell Transplants: Review | Therapies | Prognosis
Targeting the microenvironment: Therapies
Radiotherapy articles, excluding chemo and radioimmunotherapy: Review | Therapies | Prognosis
As above with Rituxan: Review | Therapies
Radioimmunotherapy: Review | Zevalin | Bexxar
Rituxan: Treatment | Review | Frontline & Maintenance | Enhancing Bone Marrow Transplants
Vaccines: TreatmentReview | Idiotype | DNA type | Heat Shock type


Clinical Trials 

Fast queries of ClinicalTrials.gov

Lymphomation.org Queries

 Locate trials by:
 
Type of lymphoma & treatment status

Type of agent | Trials of Interest

NEW TRIALS

 


Site-Specific TOPIC SEARCH for lymphoma

Search: AACR | ASCO | ASH 2006ASH2007


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Cheson | Levy | Leonard | Press
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