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Genetic Tests for Cancer. Grey literature resources: search strategies and results

Table B. Search strategy and results for Category II gray literature resources

Search Tool Date Timeframe Search Notes Hits Reports of Interest Tests of Interest
Google
(www.news.google.com)
7/14/2005 past 30 days Cancer   59,200    
7/14/2005 past 30 days Cancer, test   4,010    
7/14/2005 past 30 days Cancer, test, gene   267 7 5
Canadian Institute of Scientific and Technical Information (CISTI)
(http://cisti-icist.nrccnrc.gc.ca/main_e.html)
7/14/2005 2004-2005 Cancer   14,780    
7/14/2005 2004-2005 Cancer, test   977    
7/14/2005 2004-2005 Cancer, test, gene   255 8 0
Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)
(www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfClia/Search.cfm)
7/11/2005 Since 2000 Cancer Simple search 63 1 1
7/11/2005 Since 2000 Cancer, test Simple search 0    
Office of In Vitro Diagnostics (OIVD)
(www.fda.gov/cdrh/oivd/consumerotcdatabase.html)
7/11/2005   Cancer Captures tests already available (Part I) 69 0 0
7/11/2005   Cancer, test   16 0 0
7/11/2005   Cancer, test, gene   2 0 0
FDA pre-market approval
(www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfPMA/pma.cfm)
7/11/2005   Cancer Simple search 124 2 2
7/11/2005   Cancer, test Simple search 32 0 0
7/11/2005   Cancer, test, gene Simple search 0    
Early Detection Research Network (EDRN)
(http://www3.cancer.gov/prevention/cbrg/edrn/)
Mar-05   Biomarkers, phase 2 or greater developmental status Summary tables by organ site from the Third Report, March 2005   75 14
ClinicalTrials.gov
(www.clinicaltrials.gov)
7/12/2005   Cancer   2588 *  
7/12/2005   Cancer, test   347 43 11
7/12/2005   Cancer, test, gene   57 0 0
Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects (CRISP)
(http://crisp.cit.nih.gov/)
7/13/2005 From 1972 Cancer   10,582 *  
7/13/2005 From 1972 Cancer, test   2661 *  
7/15/2005 From 1972 Cancer, test, genetic   969 165 *
National Research Register (NRR)
(www.nrr.nhs.uk/search.htm)
7/11/2005   Cancer   20,835 *  
7/11/2005   Cancer, test   1212 *  
7/11/2005   Cancer, test, gene   79 0 0
FirstSearch (OCLC)
(www.oclc.org/firstsearch/)
7/26/2005 2004-2005 Cancer PaperFirst-titles only 47,181 *  
7/26/2005 2004-2005 Cancer, test   141 *  
7/26/2005 2004-2005 Cancer, test, gene   1 0 0
ISI Web of Knowledge
(www.thomsonisi.com/)
7/18/2005 Year to date Cancer Cross Search searches patents and scientific abstracts 96,230 *  
7/18/2005 Year to date Cancer, test   3751 *  
7/18/2005 Year to date Cancer, test, gene   610 *  
Health Technology Assessment
(www.york.ac.uk/inst/crd/htahp.htm)
7/11/2005   Cancer, test, genetic No limits. TA contain clinical data 745 *  
    Cancer, test, genetic Data Abstracts of Reviews of Effects and Health Assessment Technology Database 213 *  
NY Academy of Medicine
(www.nyam.org/)
7/11/2005   Cancer Keyword limited to Gray Literature 135 1 0
7/11/2005   Cancer, test   3 0 0
7/11/2005   Cancer, test, gene   0 0 0
GrayLit Network
(http://graylit.osti.gov/)
7/11/2005   Cancer Limit to DTIC and DOE databases 200 *  
7/26/2005   Cancer, test Limit to DTIC and DOE databases 7 1 0
7/11/2005   Cancer, test, gene Limit to DTIC and DOE databases 248 *  
Health Services Research Projects in Progress (HSRProj)
(www.academyhealth.org/hsrproj/search.htm)
7/11/2005   Cancer   494 *  
7/11/2005   Cancer, test   115 0 0
7/11/2005   Cancer, test, gene   0 0 0

* Further data extraction was discontinued (see Methods for detailed explanation for each individual resource)

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