Library of Resources for Cancer

Effective Health Care Program

The AHRQ Library of Resources for Cancer offers important research updates and educational information to help with the management of diseases and conditions.

Picture of physician examining male patient with stethoscope.Cancer is common, and the most commonly diagnosed cancers are prostate cancer and breast cancer. In 2010, approximately 217,000 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer and more than 200,000 cases of invasive breast cancer were diagnosed. 1, 2 This library of resources is designed to help patients and caregivers explore and compare their cancer care options, as well as support health professionals in their patient education and clinical decisionmaking.

Resources for Clinicians

Comparative Effectiveness Reviews:

Other Research Reports:

Clinician Research Summaries:

Picture of front page of Core-Needle Biopsy for Breast Abnormalities clinician summary.

CME/CE Activities:

Slide Library:

Webcasts:

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Resources for Patients

Patient Treatment Summaries:

Picture of the AHRQ EHC web tool called Knowing Your Options: A Decision Aid for Men With Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer.Patient Decision Aid:

Podcasts:

English

Spanish

Advice Columns:

Patient Decision Aids: Cover of consumer summary titled "Reduzca el riesgo de cancer del seno con medicamentos."
 

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AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program is a leading resource for evidence-based, comparative effectiveness research on heart disease. AHRQ is providing this library of resources for health professionals and patients to help them compare and discuss treatment options in order to make more informed decisions and improve the quality of their health care. These resources are the latest in a series of AHRQ's growing library of free English- and Spanish-language publications that review the scientific evidence on various health conditions so patients and clinicians can work together to learn more about the benefits and risks of different treatment options.

These free AHRQ resources can be downloaded from this site or ordered by contacting the AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse at AHRQPubs@ahrq.hhs.gov or at 1-800-358-9295. When ordering, use the publication number and the code AHRQ C-01, which will expedite the ordering process.


 

  1. Internet Citation: Comparative Effectiveness of Therapies for Reducing the Risk of Primary Breast Cancer: Guidance for Shared Decision Making. July 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://ce.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/continuing-education/CER10/Comparative-Effectiveness-of-Therapies-for-Reducing-the-Risk-of-Primary-Breast-Cancer:-Guidance-for-Shared-Decision-Making
  2. Internet Citation: Comparative Effectiveness of Therapies for Reducing the Risk of Primary Breast Cancer: Guidance for Shared Decision Making. July 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://ce.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/continuing-education/CER11/Comparative-Effectiveness-of-Therapies-for-Clinically-Localized-Prostate-Cancer:-Weighing-the-Options

 

Page last reviewed November 2013
Internet Citation: Library of Resources for Cancer: Effective Health Care Program. November 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/ehclibrary/cancer/index.html