MSKTC collaborates with Model System researchers to conduct systematic reviews on high priority health topics to inform clinical practice.
What is a Systematic Review?
A systematic review is a formal, organized method for compiling, evaluating and summarizing all of the published research evidence related to a specific medical or health topic. Results of a systematic review provide the best information for making decisions about treatment, practice or behavior.
Why conduct systematic reviews?
Practitioners, patients and policymakers all need to keep abreast of the latest medical research, but keeping current with the steady flow of research findings published in hundreds of professional journals every week is extremely difficult, especially when study results conflict, or when study methods are not comparable.