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Where this information about biological therapy comes from

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This page tells you about the major sources of information that we use to put together this section of the website.

 

About this page

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 biological therapy, live in the UK and would like to become a patient reviewer, you can write to us by clicking on contact us.

 

Websites

Electronic Medicines Compendium
www.medicines.org.uk

British National Formulary
www.bnf.org

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Guidelines 
www.nice.org.uk

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network 
www.sign.ac.uk/

National Cancer Institute USA 
www.cancer.gov/

The Cochrane Library  
www.cochrane.org/reviews/

PubMed Central National Institute of Health Medical Archive of Science Literature 
www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/

 

Books

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

DeVita, Hellman and Rosenberg's Cancer: Principles and practice of oncology (9th edition)
DeVita VT, Lawrence TS and Rosenberg SA
Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2011

 

Specialist reviewers

Dr Prem Mahendra
Mr Nick Duncan
Ms Debbie Wright
Mr Dermot Ball
Ms Netty Wood

 

Diagrams

Dee McLean, McDee Art, Medical Illustration

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

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Updated: 16 April 2013