Free Online Cancer Encyclopedia for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer
OSLO, Norway, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
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
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 described.
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 cancer patients.
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 information.
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.
Contact: Editor-in-chief Havard Danielsen firstname.lastname@example.org Tel +47-2293-5617
SOURCE Oslo Universitetssykehus