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Oncolink (University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center: UPCC)

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Brief details of about 200 open cancer clinical trials, available at the UPCC and other co-operative oncology groups.

Oncolink was founded in 1994 by Penn cancer specialists. It is described as ‘the first multimedia oncology information resource on the Internet’.

Other information available

The site aims to provide comprehensive information about specific cancers, news on treatments and research advances.

A section titled ‘OncoTips’ is devoted to advice and information on common concerns about cancer, and a ‘Virtual Classroom’ provides synchronised RealAudio courses and lectures. There is a listing of online cancer journals and a link to the University of Pennsylvania Health Service website. ‘OncoLink Editors’ Choice Awards’ point to the ‘top providers of cancer-related information over the Internet’.

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Free. No pre-registration or password required.

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Trials within the Protocol Finder may be listed also on PDQ, the National Cancer Institute’s comprehensive database.

The Finder gives brief descriptions of the medications being tested, eligibility criteria, and contacts. Its search facility allows users to view all open trials, or to enter a search term. In addition, the ‘Help’ button gives access to an online list of adult and pediatric cancers organized by type which – by linking to the Protocol Finder – refines the search.

The adult cancers listed include:

Breast cancer
Gastrointestinal cancers
Genitourinary (male) cancers
Gynecologic cancers
Head and neck cancers
Hematologic melanoma
Hodgin’s disease and
non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas
Adult leukemia
Lung cancers
Mesothelioma and sarcomas
Myelomas
Sarcomas

The Protocol Finder was last revised in August 1999.

Register

Site

Oncolink (University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center: UPCC)

Content

Brief details of about 200 open cancer clinical trials, available at the UPCC and other co-operative oncology groups.Oncolink was founded in 1994 by Penn cancer specialists. It is described as ‘the first multimedia oncology information resource on the Internet’.

Other information available

The site aims to provide comprehensive information about specific cancers, news on treatments and research advances.A section titled ‘OncoTips’ is devoted to advice and information on common concerns about cancer, and a ‘Virtual Classroom’ provides synchronised RealAudio courses and lectures. There is a listing of online cancer journals and a link to the University of Pennsylvania Health Service website. ‘OncoLink Editors’ Choice Awards’ point to the ‘top providers of cancer-related information over the Internet’.

Access

Free. No pre-registration or password required.

Comments

Trials within the Protocol Finder may be listed also on PDQ, the National Cancer Institute’s comprehensive database.The Finder gives brief descriptions of the medications being tested, eligibility criteria, and contacts. Its search facility allows users to view all open trials, or to enter a search term. In addition, the ‘Help’ button gives access to an online list of adult and pediatric cancers organized by type which – by linking to the Protocol Finder – refines the search.The adult cancers listed include: Breast cancerGastrointestinal cancersGenitourinary (male) cancersGynecologic cancersHead and neck cancersHematologic melanomaHodgin’s disease andnon-Hodgkin’s lymphomasAdult leukemiaLung cancersMesothelioma and sarcomasMyelomasSarcomas The Protocol Finder was last revised in August 1999.