Pharmacy Services

Pharmacy Services

Oncology

General

  • American Cancer Society www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/clinicaltrials
    Geared for health professionals and patients. Emphasis on cancer prevention. Information in Spanish and Asian Languages.
  • CA: A cancer journal for clinicians http://caonline.amcancersoc.org
    Published by the American Cancer Society. Covers a wide variety of topics. Provides global cancer statistics information as well as other epidemiologic cancer information.
  • National Cancer Institute www.cancer.gov
    Features cancer information, research programs and funding, clinical trials information, cancer statitics, and latest news.
  • National Cancer Institute Adverse Drug Event Criteria ctep.cancer.gov/reporting/ctc.html
    NCI Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program Adverse Drug Event Toxicity Criteria Rating (often used for grading ADRs in product labeling)
  • National Cancer Institute Drug Name Dictionary www.cancer.gov/publications/dictionaries/cancer-drug
    NCI’s drug name dictionary provides any synonyms used in clinical trials, and may also give a description of the medication class.
  • National Cancer Institute Cancer Terms Dictionary www.cancer.gov/publications/dictionaries/cancer-terms
    Defines cancer terms used in clinical trials and cancer therapy (eg, event-free survival, progression-free survival).
  • OncologySTAT www.practiceupdate.com/explore/
    General resource for health professionals. Features cancer information, trial information, and latest news.
  • Cancer Letter* www.cancerletter.com/
    Subscription publication that covers current topics in cancer treatment and shortages of cancer drugs. Includes coverage of cancer treatment centers, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, FDA, Congress and the pharmaceutical industry. Available to UU clinicians by IP address login.

Cancer Epidemiology

  • Centers for Disease Prevention and Control www.cdc.gov/cancer
    Cancer prevention and control section of CDC. Data on national statistics and registry. Cancer fact sheets.
  • NCI-cancer maps www3.cancer.gov/atlasplus
    Cancer mortality maps and graphs--data through 1994

Clinical trials

Oncology Clinical Guidelines

  • American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation asbmt.org
    Guidelines specific for bone marrow transplantation.
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology www.asco.org
    Source of excellent guidelines, plus other resources of the organization.
  • European Society for Medical Oncology www.esmo.org
    Evidence based clinical practice guidelines. Will use consensus based in the absence of evidence.
  • Infectious Disease Society of America www.idsociety.org
    Contains the guideline for managing neutropenic fever.
  • International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine (IAHPCM) www.hospicecare.com
    Resources and guidelines links in palliative care (meta-site of other guidelines)
  • Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) www.mascc.org
    Consensus guidelines to address supportive care issues.
  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network www.nccn.org
    Source of evidence-based guidelines for cancer treatment and supportive care. Subscription required.
  • Oncology Nursing Society www.ons.org
    Nursing practice guidelines and other resources.
  • See also Clinical Guidelines section of RxWebLinks pharmacyservices.utah.edu/patient-information

Cancer Center Websites

Cancer site specific websites

Palliative care

  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization www.nhpco.org
    Assist in locating provider. Info for healthcare providers.
  • International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine www.hospicecare.com
    Resources for healthcare professionals.

Patient education

  • Cancer News on the Net www.cancernews.com
    "Newsletter" on hot topics. Cancer updates, treatment options, and resource sections.
  • Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation www.preventcancer.org
    Healthy living, materials and program sections.
  • National Coalition of Cancer Survivors www.canceradvocacy.org
    Information for surviros and caregivers; cancer survival toolbox; links to other sites by cancer type and treatment.
  • National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship Resource Guide www.canceradvocacy.org/resources/guide/
    Subset of above organization. Provides patients with a step-by-step guide of online resources for patients to help understand their cancer.
  • Medicine OnLine www.meds.com
    Medical information in oncology and HIV
  • Medline Plus www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/
    Information for patients (not cancer specific)
  • Cancer Guide: Steve Dunn's Cancer Information Page cancerguide.org
    Steve Dunn, a cancer survivor, authored this site to guide patients to useful information.
  • Chemocare www.chemocare.com
    Information regarding chemotherapy, managing side effects, nutrition, and complementary medicine. Also features message boards for patients, caregivers, and survivors to gain perspective from others going through similar experiences.
  • Mesothelioma Guide www.mesotheliomaguide.com
    Up-to-date support to mesothelioma patients and family members

Support Groups

  • American Childhood Cancer Organization www.acco.org
    Offers support to survivors of childhood cancer and their families
  • Children's Oncology Camp Association International www.cocai.org
    Information on cancer camps for children and families affected by cancer, serving the US and Canada, as well as other countries.
  • Supersibs www.supersibs.org
    Support group and resources for siblings of children with cancer

*Resource available to University of Utah Health staff