Background: A Wiki is a website which can be directly, openly edited; Wikipedia, a collaborative encyclopedia, is a well-known example. Due to Wiki’s lack of editorial control and formal structure, we hypothesized that the content would be less complete and less accurate than that presented on a formal, peer-reviewed web site. Our goal was to compare the coverage, accuracy, and readability of cancer information from a Wiki (Wikipedia) with a peer-reviewed web site, the patientoriented National Cancer Institute’s Physician Data Query (PDQ) comprehensive cancer database.
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 46th Annual Meeting June 4-8, Chicago, IL.
Rajagopalan, M. S.; Khanna, V.; Stott, M.; Leiter, Y.; Showalter, T. N.; Dicker, A.; and Lawrence, Y. L.
"Accuracy of Cancer Information on the Internet: A Comparison of a Wiki with a Professionally Maintained Database,"
Bodine Journal: Vol. 3
, Article 8.
Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/bodinejournal/vol3/iss1/8