PDQ® Editorial Boards
The PDQ® Editorial Boards are responsible for producing and maintaining comprehensive, evidence-based cancer information summaries. The summaries are made available to health professionals, patients, and the general public as a service of the NCI. The PDQ Editorial Boards are not formal advisory or policy-making boards for the NCI.
The PDQ Editorial Boards are comprised of experts in cancer-related specialties. There are six Editorial Boards that cover the cancer information summaries on adult treatment, pediatric treatment, supportive and palliative care, screening and prevention, genetics, and complementary and alternative medicine. Each Editorial Board meets regularly to review and update the cancer information summaries on the basis of newly published research results.
Each PDQ Editorial Board is supported by a corresponding Editorial Advisory Board that reviews the PDQ cancer information summaries on a regular basis and makes recommendations for changes to be considered by the corresponding core Editorial Board. The PDQ Editorial Advisory Boards do not hold regular meetings.
PDQ Adult Treatment Editorial Board
Experts in the fields of medical oncology, radiation oncology, and surgical oncology.
PDQ Pediatric Treatment Editorial Board
Experts in the fields of pediatric oncology, pediatric surgery, pediatric neuro-oncology, and radiation oncology.
PDQ Supportive and Palliative Care Editorial Board
Experts in the fields of pain and palliative care, psychology, medical oncology, and pediatric oncology.
PDQ Screening and Prevention Editorial Board
Experts in the fields of oncology, cancer prevention, hematology, radiology, urology, statistics, epidemiology, and economics.
PDQ Cancer Genetics Editorial Board
Experts in the fields of genetics, clinical oncology, epidemiology, psychology, and the social sciences.
PDQ Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine Editorial Board
Experts in the fields of oncology, pharmacology, natural products, drug discovery and development, traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, and homeopathy.