OSLO, Norway, June 13, 2013 /CNW/ - http://www.Oncolex.org is a non-profit, online cancer resource, providing updated and detailed
information on cancer care for health care providers worldwide. As a
web-site in continual progress, sourced directly from acclaimed medical
specialists, Oncolex keeps track of novel procedures and technology
transforming the field of cancer diagnostics and treatment. Diagnosis,
treatment procedures and follow-up care for each cancer type is
thoroughly explained by use of text, illustrations, animations, photos
and video footage. Norwegians have used Oncolex since 2006, and this
unique resource is now available in English.
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Oliver Bogler, Professor Neurosurgery, MD Anderson Cancer Center states:
"MD Anderson is thrilled to be collaborating with our partners at Oslo University Hospital on editing the content in Oncolex. We are proud to be a part of this
leading contribution to the new generation of cancer resources, and
excited about the possibilities it offers for educating cancer
professionals around the world."
Oncolex contains theoretical and practical information for treatment of
the various forms of cancer, including descriptions of procedures
within diagnostics, prognostics, surgery, drugs and radiation
therapies. All types of cancer are covered, explaining ways of
diagnosing cancer, as well as determining the stage and possible
spreading of the cancerous growth. Details such as surgical
instruments used and cell level histological analyses are also
Oncolex presents its visitors with a complete tutorial to understand the
intricacies of cancer care. Videos from operation theatres provide
unique tutorials for surgeons treating cancer patients as well as
medical students in training.
Customizable search options are available, so users may filter out
information such as surgical procedures or radiation therapy.
Few hospitals and medical centers have cancer specialists on site.
Oncolex acts as an accessible resource for health care providers in
need of specialized information when treating and informing their
Many cancer patients or their loved ones seek information online.
Unfortunately the internet provides both valid and invalid information.
Oncolex is constantly revised and reviewed, ensuring up-to-date
More than 100 cancer specialists from the Norwegian Radium Hospital at
Oslo University Hospital and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston have
contributed to the content of Oncolex. They are acclaimed and
acknowledged clinicians with many years' experience in cancer
treatment, surgery, patient follow-up and medical research.
SOURCE: Oslo Universitetssykehus
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