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Systematic reviews and cancer research: a suggested stepwise approach

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Cancer, March 2018
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Title
Systematic reviews and cancer research: a suggested stepwise approach
Published in
BMC Cancer, March 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12885-018-4163-6
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Authors

George A. Kelley, Kristi S. Kelley

Abstract

Systematic reviews, with or without meta-analysis, play an important role today in synthesizing cancer research and are frequently used to guide decision-making. However, there is now an increase in the number of systematic reviews on the same topic, thereby necessitating a systematic review of previous systematic reviews. With a focus on cancer, the purpose of this article is to provide a practical, stepwise approach for systematically reviewing the literature and publishing the results. This starts with the registration of a protocol for a systematic review of previous systematic reviews and ends with the publication of an original or updated systematic review, with or without meta-analysis, in a peer-reviewed journal. Future directions as well as potential limitations of the approach are also discussed. It is hoped that the stepwise approach presented in this article will be helpful to both producers and consumers of cancer-related systematic reviews and will contribute to the ultimate goal of preventing and treating cancer.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 29 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 7 24%
Student > Postgraduate 4 14%
Librarian 3 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 10%
Student > Master 3 10%
Other 5 17%
Unknown 4 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 45%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 10%
Engineering 2 7%
Social Sciences 2 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 3%
Other 1 3%
Unknown 7 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 June 2018.
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#2,851,220
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#669
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#73,813
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Cancer
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