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ONCOLOGY: A Look Ahead

ONCOLOGY: A Look Ahead

January 2008

Dear Readers,

This month ONCOLOGY enters its 22nd year of publication as the preeminent journal for review articles offering you relevant, practical, and indexed oncology literature. We look forward to sharing a number of important announcements and plans for the year ahead, with new clinical features developed in response to your feedback during focus groups, online surveys, and questionnaires conducted over the past year. First, however, some exciting news...

Nancy E. Davidson Appointed Co-Editor-in-Chief

It is with distinct pleasure that we announce the appointment of Nancy E. Davidson, MD, to co–Editor-in-Chief, ONCOLOGY. Dr. Davidson's reputation within the oncology community reflects her career-long dedication to achieving the highest possible medical standards. The pages of ONCOLOGY will be that much better with Dr. Davidson sharing the helm with her co–editors-in-chief and distinguished board of advisors.

Dr. Davidson is President of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), 2007–2008. She is Professor of Oncology and Director of the Breast Cancer Program at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, where she is also Breast Cancer Research Chair in Oncology. She holds a joint appointment in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Davidson joins an esteemed and multidisciplinary panel of experts who steer the editorial planning and direction of ONCOLOGY; she succeeds the late Martin D. Abeloff, MD, who served in this capacity from 1999 to 2007. Co–Editors-in-Chief are James O. Armitage, MD, Joe Shapiro Professor of Medicine, Section of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Nebraska Medical School, Omaha; Nora Janjan, MD, mpsa, Professor of Radiation Oncology of The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston; and William C. Wood, MD, Joseph Brown Whitehead Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta.

A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Davidson completed postgraduate training at the University of Pennsylvania and the Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 1986 she was named recipient of the prestigious Young Investigator Award given by ASCO to promising investigators during their transition from a fellowship program to a faculty appointment. She then served as Guest Worker at the Medical Breast Cancer Section of the National Cancer Institute where her passion in breast cancer research was ignited. For more than 20 years since, Dr. Davidson has dedicated her career as a medical oncologist and scientist to breast cancer research, both in the laboratory and in the clinic.

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