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anybody have good web sites for radiation/oncology

Posted By: rmt on 2005-12-08
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including protocols, drug studies, etc.  Thanks a bunch!!

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janet mills
plant city fl

been doing oncology since 1987

Once you know a field, it becomes a piece of cake.  I do not agree that you need ANY books if you are transcribing ONLINE.  There are many govt sites belonging to NIH and end in a dot gov which have all the current chemo drugs to date.  We also have other rx websites to check out like drugs dot com and rx dot com to find drugs and proper spelling and when all else fails there's always Google dot com search engine.

hope that helps and hope I didn't cross any rules here for posting, if so please let me know, moderators *S*

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