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Medal.org (Medical Algorithms) 10/26/11

Medal.org has compiled and manages the largest pool of algorithms and computational procedures for health care evaluation, treatment, and administration. This resource consists of more than 17,000 authentic algorithms and computational instructions categorized into 45 medical specialties for all aspects of the medical field, complete with authoritative documentation and references for each algorithm.

Specialties include:

  • Cardiology
  • Pulmonary medicine and...
Prediction Tools 04/28/10

These tools are a set of computerized calculators to help patients and physicians decide among the major treatment choices for several cancers. The tools can be used to predict the chance of overall survival or cancer spread or assess risk for followup treatments or cancer recurrence.

These tools are available for the following types of cancer:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Gastric carcinoma...
Fertility Preservation in People Treated for Cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Clinical Practice Guideline Slide Set 12/17/07

This slideshow presents a summary of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) guidelines for fertility preservation in people treated for cancer.

This slideshow addresses the following topics:
  • Guideline methodology
  • Background
  • Guideline questions
    • Are cancer patients interested in interventions to preserve fertility?
    • What is the quality of evidence supporting current and forthcoming options for preservation of...
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Patient Guide: Preventing Nausea and Vomiting Caused by Cancer Treatment 12/17/07

This patient guide is based on the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s recommendations for preventing nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy and radiation treatment for cancer.

The patient guide addresses the following topics:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Recommendations for preventing nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy
  • Recommendations for preventing nausea and vomiting caused by radiation therapy
  • What this means for patients
  • Questions...
Childhood Brain Tumors Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This cancer treatment information summary provides an overview of the diagnosis, classification, treatment, and prognosis of childhood brain tumors. It is available in both English and Spanish.

This guide is organized into the following sections:

  • General information
  • Cellular classification
  • Stage information
  • Treatment option overview
  • Childhood medulloblastoma
  • Childhood cerebellar astrocytoma
  • Childhood...
Colorectal Cancer Screening - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Patient Version) 12/17/07

This summary provides patients with information about colorectal cancer screening.

This summary addresses the following topics:

  • What is screening?
  • General information about colorectal cancer
  • Colorectal cancer screening
    • Tests commonly used to screen for colorectal cancer
    • New tests being studied in clinical trials
  • Risks of colorectal cancer screening
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Patient Guide: Follow-Up Care for Colorectal Cancer 12/17/07

This patient guide is based on the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s recommendations on follow-up care for patients with colorectal cancer.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • Regular visits with your doctor
  • Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) test
  • Computerized tomography (CT) scan
  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible proctosigmoidoscopy
  • Followup care recommendations for colorectal cancer by years after treatment
  • What this means for...
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2007 Guideline Update: Recommendations for the Initial Hormonal Management of Androgen-Sensitive Metastatic, Recurrent, or Progressive Prostate Cancer 12/17/07

This table provides the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s previous and current recommendations for the initial hormonal management of androgen-sensitive metastatic, recurrent, or progressive prostate cancer.

This table provides the previous (2004) and current (2007) recommendations for the following topics:

  • Is combined androgen blockade better than castration alone?
  • Does early androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) improve outcomes over deferred therapy?
  • ...
Treatment Choices for Men With Early-Stage Prostate Cancer 12/17/07

This tool will help men learn about early-stage prostate cancer, current treatments, and the pros and cons of each treatment.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Introduction
    • Things to remember
    • Three men…three different treatment choices
  • Facts about prostate cancer
    • What is the prostate?
  • Thinking about treatment choices
    • Medical tests and terms
    • Types of treatment...
Prostate Cancer Screening - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about prostate cancer screening.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Summary of evidence
    • Digital rectal examination and prostate-specific antigen (PSA)
      • Benefits
      • Harms
  • Significance
    • Incidence and mortality
    • Risk factors
  • Evidence of benefit...

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