Publications and On-line Data Bases

Acronym Publications/On-line Data Bases
ACTUR The Automated Central Tumor Registry System: A Department of Defense automated central tumor registry system established by the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) for Army, Navy, and Air Force hospitals (on-line data base).
A system for simplifying the process of searching for and retrieving biomedical information on the MEDLARS system (on-line data base).
ICD-O The International Classification of Diseases for Oncology: The ICD-O First Edition (1976), (published by WHO) permits coding of all neoplasms by topography, histology (morphology), and behavior. It also provides a separate grading and differentiation code. The ICD-O, Third Edition (2000), went into general use in the United States in 2000 (publication).
MEDLINE An on-line version of Index Medicus published by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). It contains information (abstracts) about the documents, but not the documents themselves (on-line data base).
MEDLARS The MEDLARS system (NLM) is a basic guide to searching the various biomedical data bases. It contains more than 20 separate data bases, such as, MEDLINE to search for articles in recent journals, CANCERLIT to search for cancer literature, and CHEMLINE to search for chemical compounds (on-line data base).
PDQ The Physicians Data query: An on-line data base which makes state-of-the-art treatment information, directory information, and protocol information available to the medical community. This data base is maintained by the International Cancer Research Data Base Branch, International Cancer information Center, NCI (on-line data base).