Clinical Librarian Support for Rapid Review of Clinical Utility of Cancer Molecular Biomarkers Academic Article uri icon


  • The clinical librarian used a restricted literature searching and quality-filtering approach to provide relevant clinical evidence for the use of cancer molecular biomarkers by institutional policy makers and clinicians in the rapid review process. The librarian-provided evidence was compared with the cited references in the institutional molecular biomarker algorithm. The overall incorporation rate of the librarian-provided references into the algorithm was above 80%. This study suggests the usefulness of clinical librarian expertise for clinical practice. The searching and filtering methods for high-level evidence can be adopted by information professionals who are involved in the rapid literature review.

altmetric score

  • 2.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Geng, Y., Fowler, C. S., & Fulton, S.

citation count

  • 0

publication date

  • January 1, 2015 11:11 AM
  • April 2015