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Site

National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Comprehensive Cancer Database (via CancerNet, a service of the National Cancer Institute)

Content

Described as the world’s most comprehensive cancer clinical trials registry, PDQ® includes approximately 1800 open cancer clinical trials and 10,300 closed trials, conducted by NCI-sponsored researchers, the pharmaceutical industry, and some international groups. Topics covered include: cancer treatment, diagnosis, supportive care, genetics, screening and prevention.
PDQ® (Physician Data Query) is produced by the National Cancer Institute (a component of the National Institutes of Health) and is made available on the Internet through CancerNet, an interactive website featuring interactive tools for online searching (see below).

Other information available

There is a link to cancerTrials™, the NCI’s new comprehensive clinical trials information center, and to NCI designated cancer centers, some of which list clinical trials. The CancerNet site in which PDQ® appears has much more information for both health professional and patient, including PDQ® Cancer Information Summaries. It is described as the ‘gateway to the most recent and accurate cancer information through the NCI’.

Access

Free. No pre-registration or password required, whether searching Health Professionals’ or Patients’ Search Form.

Comments

Every trial is submitted to a comprehensive review before inclusion in the PDQ®. There is an excellent, clear, users’ guide for this very extensive database. The search facility – there is a different search form for health professional and for patient – allows searching by type of cancer (over 100 options offered in drop-down facility), type or status of trial, location, or a combination of these. There is a separate search facility for trials for military personnel (active/veterans) and their dependents. The site allows health professionals to submit a protocol to PDQ®.
The PDQ® search page and user’s guide were last updated in November 1999. It is unclear how frequently the Registry itself is updated, although it is possible to identify those clinical trials entered on PDQ® in the last month.

Register

Site

National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Comprehensive Cancer Database (via CancerNet, a service of the National Cancer Institute)

Content

Described as the world’s most comprehensive cancer clinical trials registry, PDQ® includes approximately 1800 open cancer clinical trials and 10,300 closed trials, conducted by NCI-sponsored researchers, the pharmaceutical industry, and some international groups. Topics covered include: cancer treatment, diagnosis, supportive care, genetics, screening and prevention.PDQ® (Physician Data Query) is produced by the National Cancer Institute (a component of the National Institutes of Health) and is made available on the Internet through CancerNet, an interactive website featuring interactive tools for online searching (see below).

Other information available

There is a link to cancerTrials™, the NCI’s new comprehensive clinical trials information center, and to NCI designated cancer centers, some of which list clinical trials. The CancerNet site in which PDQ® appears has much more information for both health professional and patient, including PDQ® Cancer Information Summaries. It is described as the ‘gateway to the most recent and accurate cancer information through the NCI’.

Access

Free. No pre-registration or password required, whether searching Health Professionals’ or Patients’ Search Form.

Comments

Every trial is submitted to a comprehensive review before inclusion in the PDQ®. There is an excellent, clear, users’ guide for this very extensive database. The search facility – there is a different search form for health professional and for patient – allows searching by type of cancer (over 100 options offered in drop-down facility), type or status of trial, location, or a combination of these. There is a separate search facility for trials for military personnel (active/veterans) and their dependents. The site allows health professionals to submit a protocol to PDQ®.The PDQ® search page and user’s guide were last updated in November 1999. It is unclear how frequently the Registry itself is updated, although it is possible to identify those clinical trials entered on PDQ® in the last month.