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National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) (American College of Surgeons)
The National Cancer Data Base (NCDB), a joint program of the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) and the American Cancer Society (ACS), is a nationwide oncology outcomes database. Some 70 percent of all newly diagnosed cases of cancer in the United States are captured at the institutional level and reported to the NCDB. The data is used to explore trends in cancer care, to create regional and state benchmarks for participating hospitals, and to serve as the basis for quality improvement.
National Cancer Institute (National Cancer Institute)
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NCI coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, and health information dissemination.
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is the NIH's lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine.
More commonly referred to as Guidelines.gov, this resource allows users to search for clinical practice guidelines and other expert commentary from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).It is a useful tool for evidence-based practice and making informed decisions on patient care.
Provides content from 1977-present of five national newspapers: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post. Password Lookup for MSK Employees and Students
National Program of Cancer Registries (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention site contains data collected by local cancer registries that enable public health professionals to understand and address the cancer burden more effectively.
NCCN Guidelines [login required] (National Comprehensive Cancer Network)
This alliance of 26 major cancer centers maintains a comprehensive collection of high quality guidelines for patients and clinicians. Over the past, NCCN has developed an integrated suite of tools to improve the quality of cancer care. The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines document evidence-based, consensus-driven management to ensure that all patients receive preventive, diagnostic, treatment, and supportive services that are most likely to lead to optimal outcomes. Creation of a free personal account is required to access some of the information.
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NCI Drug Dictionary (National Cancer Institute)
Contains technical definitions and synonyms for more than 500 agents that are being used in the treatment of patients with cancer or cancer-related conditions.
NCI: Clinical Trials (National Cancer Institute)
A comprehensive resource from the NCI that provides links to educational materials describing what clinical trials are and why they are important, a searchable database for current cancer clinical trials that are recruiting patients, and a link to summaries of noteworthy results from completed clinical trials.
New York Times (The New York Times)
Access current news from The New York Times.  MSK has an institutional site license to the New York Times. To gain full-text access to the NY Times Digital, you must register for or sign into a free, individual account.
Delivers PDF's of every page of every issue from cover to cover of the New York Times dating back to 1851.
View a list of data repositories supported by the NIH (National Institutes of Health). These repositories accept and disseminate NIH-funded, as well as other, research data
NIH RePORTER (NIH)
Contains grants and funding details on active, available, and completed projects funded by the NIH. Search by ID number, project title, keywords, location/organization, or Principal Investigator (PI).
NLM Gateway (National Library of Medicine)
Use this resource to find meeting abstracts in the areas of AIDS, Health Services Research, and Space Life Sciences. Note: Does not contain records after 2010.