Expanded FDA Web Site Provides Cancer-Related Information

Expanded FDA Web Site Provides Cancer-Related Information

The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the capability of its Web site to provide cancer-related information for health care professionals, patients and consumers. The new Web page, Oncology Tools, may be accessed at http://www.fda.gov/cder/cancer. Oncology Tools allows users to search by specific types of cancer and by approved drug therapies, which will help consumers and patients to obtain information about different types of cancer and treatments, clinical trials and patient support groups.

Internet users now have direct access to documents such as cancer drug labeling, approval summaries and transcripts of advisory committees. Health care professionals can also access specialized information such as cancer-related regulatory tools, references for performing clinical studies and drug dose calculators.

The Oncology Tools page was developed by the Division of Oncology Drug Products with help from CDER’s Office of Training and Communications to make the Web site more user friendly to the many different groups that use it.

For more information on the Oncology Tools Web site, e-mail the CDER Webmaster at webmaster@cder.fda.gov or call 888-INFO-FDA (888-463-6332).

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