PDQ - NCI’s Comprehensive Database

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PDQ (Physician Data Query) is the National Cancer Institute (NCI)’s comprehensive source of cancer information. It contains cancer information summaries on a wide range of cancer topics; drug information summaries on many cancer-related drugs and drug combinations; and dictionaries of general cancer terms, drug terms, and genetics terms. It includes cancer information written for both health professionals and patients/families. The database’s primary language is English, but most of it has also been translated into Spanish, and some information has been translated into Arabic, Chinese, and Japanese. 

Dates covered

Most recent information.

Type of coverage

Cancer information.

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

National Cancer Institute