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Where this information about cancer drugs comes from

Find out about the major sources of information that we use to put together this section of Cancer Research UK's patient information.


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All our information is checked by cancer specialists. The names of our specialist reviewers are at the end of this list. 

We also try to find patients to review all our sections. If you have had cancer drug treatment, live in the UK, and would like to become a patient reviewer, you can write to us by clicking on contact us.



Electronic Medicines Compendium

British National Formulary

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Guidelines

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

National Cancer Institute – USA

British Medical Association and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain

The Cochrane Library

PubMed Central



The Principles and Practice of Oncology (10th Edition)
VT De Vita, S Hellman, SA Rosenberg
Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2015

Handbook of Cancer Chemotherapy (8th Edition)
RT Keel and SN Khleif
Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2011

The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures (8th Edition)
L Dougherty and S Lister
Wiley-Black, 2011

The Chemotherapy Source Book (4th Edition)
Michael C Perry
Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2008


Specialist reviewers

Dr Prem Mahendra – Consultant Haematologist

Mr Nick Duncan – Oncology Pharmacist

Mr Dermot Ball – Oncology Pharmacist

Ms Netty Wood – Oncology Pharmacist

Ms Man-Chie Chow – Oncology Pharmacist

We would like to thank the many pharmaceutical manufacturers who have answered our questions while compiling this information.

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Updated: 13 April 2016