September 10, 2007 — Elsevier, a publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced the launch of OncologySTAT a free website featuring high-quality, scientifically-based oncology and cancer care information and education.
The site is aimed at more than 1 million US oncologists, hematologists, oncology nurses, and all other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment, care and diagnosis of patients with cancer.
OncologySTAT offers multiple professional cancer information resources in a single online location. Healthcare professionals who register with the site can search and download current peer-reviewed articles from more than 100 Elsevier cancer related journals. Clinicians can stay up to date and build expertise leading to improved patient care and enhanced practice management through features such as journal and MEDLINE search, professional drug and interaction databases, news, blogs and webinars. OncologySTAT also provides cancer patients, survivors and caregivers with access to the same information used by experienced cancer care professionals.
Oncology is the second largest and fastest growing therapy class in the world. Cancer professionals are challenged by the multitude of information sources available, and by the frequency in which new information is published.
The site operates independently from any particular professional society or sponsor. However, the site offers multiple marketing and promotional opportunities, including targeted advertising and sponsorship of specific site sections or content types.