The role of Internet resources in clinical oncology: promises and challenges

Bradford W. Hesse, Alexandra J. Greenberg, Lila J Rutten

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Abstract

The Internet is a valuable tool that continues to revolutionize many aspects of our lives; however, the ability to disseminate diverse data across populations and nations presents both opportunities and challenges. Online resources are increasingly used in health care, providing wider access to information for patients, researchers, and clinicians. At the turn of the millennium, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) predicted that Internet-based technologies would create a revolution in communication for oncology professionals and patients with cancer. Herein, findings from the NCI's Health Information National Trends Survey are reviewed to give insight into how Internet trends related to oncology patients are evolving. Future trends are discussed, including examples of 'connected health' in oncology; the spread of mobile and ubiquitous access points to Internet-hosted information; the diffusion of devices, sensors, and apps; the spread of personal data sharing; and an evolution in how networks can support person-centred and family-centred care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalNature Reviews Clinical Oncology
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StateAccepted/In press - Jun 7 2016

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Medical Oncology
Internet
Access to Information
Aptitude
National Cancer Institute (U.S.)
Information Dissemination
Health
Communication
Research Personnel
Technology
Delivery of Health Care
Equipment and Supplies
Population
Neoplasms

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  • Oncology

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