NCCS:

National Coalition of Cancer Survivors

NCDB:

National Cancer Data Base

NCI:

National Cancer Institute

NCPB:

National Cancer Policy Board

NCQA:

National Committee for Quality Assurance

NHL:

non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

NIH:

National Institutes of Health

NLM:

National Library of Medicine

NSCLC:

non-small-cell lung cancer

NSGCT:

nonseminomatous germ cell tumors


OASIS:

Outcomes and Assessment Information Set

OR:

odds ratio


PBGH:

Pacific Business Group on Health

PCE:

Patient Care Evaluation

PDQ:

Physician Data Query

PHS:

Public Health Service

PIVOT:

Prostate Cancer Intervention Versus Observation Trial

PLCO:

prostate, lung, colorectal, and ovarian

PORT:

Patient Outcomes Research Teams

PPIP:

Put Prevention into Practice

PPO:

preferred provider organizations

PRO:

peer review organizations

PSA:

prostate-specific antigen

PTCA:

percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty


RCT:

randomized controlled trials

ResDAC:

Research Data Assistance Center

RP:

radical prostatectomy

RR:

relative risk


SEER:

Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program

SSA:

Social Security Administration

SSI:

Supplemental Security Income


TNM:

tumor-node-metastasis

TQM:

total quality management

TRUS:

transrectal ultrasound


USAMRMC:

United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command

USPSTF:

United States Preventive Services Task Force


VA:

Department of Veterans Affairs



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