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PracticeUpdate's mission is to connect healthcare professionals with news and information that matters most for patient care. Our site is tailored to deliver the latest expert curated content based on the clinician's area of practice, and is optimized for viewing on any device.

Individual access to PracticeUpdate is free, based upon users registering with the site. PracticeUpdate is commercially supported by online advertising, sponsorship, and educational grants.

PracticeUpdate offers an array of professional research, information, and education resources in a single online destination, with a breadth and depth of content that is unrivaled.

All site content is organized specialties and areas of interest, enabling practitioners to instantly and easily access the latest news, scientific updates, and expert opinion pertaining to their specialty.

You will find:

Journal Articles

PracticeUpdate identifies the latest and most important articles from the most respected sources in a specialty.

  • Abstracts are available when the publisher grants permission from MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
    • NLM data are produced by a U.S. Government agency and include works of the United States Government that are not protected by U.S. copyright law but may be protected by non-US copyright law, as well as abstracts originating from publications that may be protected by U.S. copyright law.
    • NLM assumes no responsibility or liability associated with use of copyrighted material, including transmitting, reproducing, redistributing, or making commercial use of the data. NLM does not provide legal advice regarding copyright, fair use, or other aspects of intellectual property rights. Persons contemplating any type of transmission or reproduction of copyrighted material such as abstracts are advised to consult legal counsel.
  • Summaries are created when the publisher does not grant permission for the abstract
  • And, in some cases, we are able to offer free access to full text

Journal Scans

Our editors constantly scan the newest, most important journals, flagging the articles that are critical to practitioners. Those articles are highlighted on PracticeUpdate.

Expert Commentary

In addition, we provide commentary from key opinion leaders to put key articles in perspective

Take-Home Message

A brief overview of research article findings

CME programs


Premier medical and pharmaceutical news provided by Frontline Medical News, a Frontline Medical Communications, Inc. company.

Expert Opinion

Interviews and commentary with thought leaders on practice-changing clinical trials and controversial topics

Conference Coverage

Coverage of the most important meetings, including pre-meeting recommendations from experts, news coverage during the conference, and videos and expert analyses of studies relevant to your patients

And other exciting content such as guidelines, seminal articles, and as your focus of practice grows, so will our editorial content

Key features of the site include:

Weekly and Monthly Newsletters

To bring you the latest news and information in your area of interest

PracticeUpdate is guided by world-renowned Editorial and Advisory Boards that represents community practitioners and academic specialists with cross-disciplinary expertise. Each specialty that we cover has its own Boards.

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  • Oncology
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  • Urology

PracticeUpdate is commercially supported by online advertising, sponsorship, and educational grants. Individual access to PracticeUpdate is free. Premium content is available to any user who registers with the site.

While PracticeUpdate is a commercially-sponsored product, it maintains the highest level of academic rigor, objectivity, and fair balance associated with all Elsevier products. No editorial content on the site is influenced in any way by commercial sponsors or content contributors.