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Journals and literature searches


British Medical Journal
Aims to lead the debate on health, and to engage, inform, and stimulate doctors, researchers and other health professionals in ways that will improve outcomes for patients.

CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians
Peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society providing cancer care professionals with up-to-date information on all aspects of cancer diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

Cancer
Official journal of the American Cancer Society.

Journal of Clinical Oncology
Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

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Oncology and Research Websites


British Psychosocial Oncology Society
Website of the British Psychosocial Oncology Society.

Cancer Research UK
The UK's leading charity dedicated to cancer research.

Macmillan Cancer Support
Providing quality assured, up-to-date cancer information, written by specialists for patients, relatives and carers.

European Society of Medical Oncology
The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), is a European professional organisation representing medical oncologists. The Society focuses on a multidisciplinary approach to treatment and has expanded to include radiation and surgical oncologists, as well as other healthcare professionals involved in cancer care. ESMO aims to unite physicians, caregivers, and patients in a global alliance committed to combating cancer and ensuring equal access to quality multidisciplinary treatment.

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FACIT (Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy)
FACIT manages the distribution and information regarding administration, scoring and interpretation of a range of questionnaires, including the FACT questionnaires, that measure health-related QoL for people with chronic illnesses. FACIT promotes use and application of these measurements as a means of improving healthcare for chronic illness, and is organised by Professor David Cella at the Center for Outcomes Research and Education in Chicago (CORE).

Independent Cancer Patients' Voice
A patient advocate group independent of established UK cancer charities and aware of the value of medical research to both public health and to the national economy.

Institute of Cancer Research
One of the world's leading cancer research organisations. The Institute is a college of the University of London and works in partnership with The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.

International Psycho-Oncology Society
Created to foster international multidisciplinary communication about clinical, educational and research issues that relate to the subspecialty of psycho-oncology, and specifically to a) the response of patients, families and staff to cancer and its treatment at all stages, and b) psychological, social and behavioural factors that influence tumour progression and survival.

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James Lind Alliance
Aims to identify the most important gaps in knowledge about the effects of treatments, and has been established to bring patients and clinicians together in 'Working Partnerships' to identify and prioritise the unanswered questions that they agree are most important.

LORIS Clinical Trial Website arrowred
A Phase III trial of surgery versus active monitoring for LOw RISk DCIS (LORIS) 

MRC Clinical Trials Unit
A centre of excellence for clinical trials, meta-analyses and epidemiological studies, strengthening and expanding the evidence base for health care nationally and internationally and supported by the Medical Research Council.

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PulMiCC
Funded by a grant from Cancer Research UK, PulMiCC is a randomised study of Pulmonary Metastasectomy in Colorectal Cancer.

RADICALS trial
Radiotherapy and androgen deprivation in combination after local surgery: a randomised controlled trial in prostate cancer.

UKCTOCS
University College London Hospitals (UCL) Institute for Women's Health website with information about the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening trial and results.

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Other organisations

Brighton and Sussex Medical School
A partnership between the Universities of Brighton and Sussex.

Brighton and Sussex Clinical Trials Unit
The Brighton and Sussex Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) has been established in order to provide practical support for clinical researchers in the South East and beyond.

Making Art Personalarrow
Promotes expression, communication and understanding of the emotional aspect of serious illness and dying.

Role Call
Provides expert and professional roleplayers & facilitators for the public and private sectors.

Wales Cancer Research Centre arrow
The Wales Cancer Research Centre is a comprehensive cancer research centre with an all-Wales brief and strong academic and NHS clinical leadership.

Cancer United arrow
A south coast support group based in Littlehampton and is for everyone whose lives have been changed by cancer.

CUFitter arrow
A new initiative, from Cancer United, to provide a tailored exercise programme for people in cancer recovery.

For statisticians

Data used in "A Note on Robust Inference from a Conditional Poisson Model" by IL Solis-Trapala and VT Farewell, Biometrical Journal

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