NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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Physician Data Query (fih-ZIH-shun DAY-tuh KWEER-ee)
Physician Data Query is an online database developed and maintained by the National Cancer Institute. Designed to make the most current, credible, and accurate cancer information available to health professionals and the public, Physician Data Query contains peer-reviewed summaries on cancer treatment, screening, prevention, genetics, complementary and alternative medicine, and supportive care; a registry of cancer clinical trials from around the world; and directories of physicians, professionals who provide genetics services, and organizations that provide cancer care. Most of this information, and more specific information about Physician Data Query, can be found on the NCI's Web site at http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq. Also called PDQ.