Acronyms: Publications & On-Line Data Bases

Acronym Publication & 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.
GRATEUL MED A system for simplifying the process of searching for and retrieving biomedical information on the MEDLARS system.
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 (norphology), and behavior. It also provides a separate grading and differentiation code. The ICD-O, Second Edition (1990), went into general use in the United States in 1992.
MEDLARS The MEDLARS system (NLM) is a basic guide to searching the various biomedical databases. It contains more than 20 separate databases, such as, MEDLINE to search for articles in recent journals, CANCELIT to search for cancer literature, and CHEMLINE to search for chemical compounds.
MEDLINE An online version of Index Medicus published by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). It contains information (abstracts) about the documents, but not the documents themselves.
PDQ The Physicians Data Query: An online data base which makes state-of-the-art treatment information, directory information, and protocol information available to the medical community. This database is maintained by the International Cancer Research Data Base Branch, International Cancer Information Center, NIC.