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Insights: Evidence-Based Cancer Nursing: Cancer Nursing and the Cochrane Collaboration
Raymond Javan Chan PhD(c), MAppSc (Research), BN, RN, FRCNA

Cancer Nursing
February 2013 
Volume 36  Number 1
Pages 1 - 2
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A number of Cochrane systematic review summaries have been published in Cancer Nursing since 2010.1-4 These summaries are the outcomes of the Evidence Transfer Program (Review Summaries), which is an initiative between the Cochrane Nursing Care Field and Cancer Nursing. The participation of Cancer Nursing in this program has demonstrated its commitment to promote evidence-based practice among cancer nurses internationally.But why the Cochrane Collaboration? The Cochrane Collaboration is a not-for-profit organization established in 1993, following a British medical researcher's call for systematic, up-to-date reviews of all relevant randomized controlled trials.5,6 To date, over 4600 systematic reviews have been published online in The Cochrane Library.6 Systematic reviews are the highest level of evidence and have been increasingly used as the standard approach in summarizing health research and influencing healthcare decisions.7 Standards of these systematic reviews include having clearly

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