InTouch magazine, a sister publication of ONCOLOGY and Oncology News International, has been selected by the National Library of Medicine to be indexed and included in Index Medicus and Medline. InTouch is published by PRR for cancer patients and their families.
"It’s a real tribute to the editorial quality of InTouch," said Steven T. Rosen, MD. Dr. Rosen, director of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, serves as medical editor-in-chief for InTouch, which just celebrated its third year of publication.
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 Index Medicus and Medline. These databases are available online internationally.
"We’re delighted that the NLM has recognized the integrity and value of the information in InTouch," said Dr. Rosen. "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."