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Medical Databases

Cancer terminology dictionary.

A comprehensive dictionary of terms which will assist you in understanding terms that your doctors may use in relationship to cancer. It is part of the National Cancer Institute website.


U.S. News “The Best Hospitals”

Using original survey data and secondary analysis of data from the American Hospital Association and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, this is an index of hospital quality updated on an annual basis. This index has three components designed to represent three key aspects of care-structure, process, and outcome. More than 900 hospitals are listed. 


Hospitals Worldwide

This is a general listing of hospitals, but does not rank them, and is for finding contact information of those close to a specific location that may be entered by the database user.



Provides the most current medical information and services that provide reliable, digital clinical data and up-to-date information to healthcare professionals and consumers.



This provides current and accurate cancer information from the National Cancer Institute, the Federal Government’s principal agency for cancer research. There is a wide range of cancer information, including treatment options, clinical trials, ways to reduce cancer risk, and ways to cope with cancer.


Doctor’s Guide to the Internet



OncoLink was founded by Penn cancer specialists with a mission to help cancer patients, families, health care professionals and the general public get accurate cancer-related information at no charge.

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