WASHINGTONInTouch magazine, published by PRR for cancer patients and
their family members, has been selected by the US National Library of Medicine
(NLM) to be indexed and included in Index Medicus and MEDLINE.
"It’s a real tribute to the editorial quality of InTouch,"
Steven T. Rosen, MD, said. Dr. Rosen, director of the Robert H. Lurie
Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University, Chicago, serves as
medical editor-in-chief for InTouch, which just celebrated its third year of
The National Library of Medicine looks to an advisory committeethe
Literature Selection Technical Review Committeeto choose journals and other
publications for citation. Composed of authorities knowledgeable in the field
of biomedicine, the committee includes physicians, researchers, educators,
editors, health science librarians, and historians who review and recommend
titles for indexing.
The databases in the MEDLARS system in which InTouch will appear are
Medicus and its online counterpart, MEDLINE, the system’s principal online
bibliographic citation database. About 4,500 titles are indexed and included in
the MEDLINE database, and 3,630 in Index Medicus.
"We’re delighted that the NLM has recognized the integrity and value
of the information in InTouch," Dr. Rosen said. "Their endorsement
furthers our mission, which is to give patients and their loved ones the most
authoritative and up-to-date information on cancer prevention and treatment so
that they can be better informed about their health care."
To search MEDLINE, go to PubMed located on the web at www.ncbi.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi.