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PubMed QUEST: the PubMed query search tool. an informatics tool to aid cancer centers and cancer investigators in searching the PubMed databases.

TitlePubMed QUEST: the PubMed query search tool. an informatics tool to aid cancer centers and cancer investigators in searching the PubMed databases.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsHanauer, DA, Chinnaiyan, AM
JournalCancer Inform
Volume2
Pagination79-82
Date Published2006
ISSN1176-9351
Abstract

Searching PubMed for citations related to a specific cancer center or group of authors can be labor-intensive. We have created a tool, PubMed QUEST, to aid in the rapid searching of PubMed for publications of interest. It was designed by taking into account the needs of entire cancer centers as well as individual investigators. The experience of using the tool by our institution's cancer center administration and investigators has been favorable and we believe it could easily be adapted to other institutions. Use of the tool has identified limitations of automated searches for publications based on an author's name, especially for common names. These limitations could likely be solved if the PubMed database assigned a unique identifier to each author.

Alternate JournalCancer Inform
PubMed ID19458759
PubMed Central IDPMC2675510
People: 
David Hanauer
University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center at North Campus Reserach Complex
1600 Huron Parkway, Bldg 100, Rm 100 
Mailing Address: 2800 Plymouth Rd, NCRC 100-1004
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2800 
Ph. (734) 764-8848 Fax. (734) 615-0517
Please acknowledge the Cancer Center Support Grant (P30 CA046592) when publishing manuscripts or abstracts that utilized the services of the University of Michigan's Comprehensive Cancer Center's Shared Resource: Cancer Informatics.
Suggested language: "Research reported in this [publication/press release] was supported by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health under award number P30CA046592."

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