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Last update: 10/01/2015

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

Evaluating Medical Claims and Information

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

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

"Survival curves constructed from a limited sample size cannot cover the real range of possibility!"
FDA guidance documents
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.
Postcards From Beyond Zero Steve Dunn
NCI resource
publication locator by topic https://pubs.cancer.gov


Levels of Evidence (continued)
Pros and Cons of Researching Your Cancer Steve Dune   
"The Median Isn't the Message"
Clinical Epidemiology & Evidence-Based Medicine Glossary  vetmed.wsu.edu 
Levels of Evidence for Human Studies of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine Cancer.gov
Systematic reviews  en.wikipedia.org 
Lymphoma Systematic Reviews
However: Beware of Meta-analyses Bearing False Gifts
Ethics and Consent
Research Advocacy by PAL
The Dirt on Coming Clean:
Perverse Effects of Disclosing Conflicts of Interest  cbdr.cmu.edu .pdf 
Conflict of Interest in Medical Decision-making PAL
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)



  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
 Lymphoma/Oncology-Specific Sites
ASCO | ASCO Education Book | ASH | ASH Education Book | JCI.org | BLOOD  
Cancer Consultants - NHL / Hodgkins | ClinicalTrials.gov | Haematologica.org  
Resource Library - PAL  
General Medicine 
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
Daily Meds http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/about.cfm 
provides high quality information about marketed drugs. 
ACS cancer stats | AACR journals.org | SEER NHL | SEER | NCI Links
SEER Fast Stats NHL | Hodgkin's  (highly recommended)
University of Alberta Clinical Epidemiology Glossary 
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  
 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


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



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