ONCOLOGY Vol 25 No 5 | Oncology

Iron and the Anemia of Chronic Disease: Vindication for the Non-Essential Role of Iron Supplementation

April 30, 2011

It is somewhat ironic (no pun intended) that a review whose title, “Iron and the Anemia of Chronic Disease,” suggests content more appropriate to a hematology journal than one devoted to oncology, has been found to have lasting value by practicing oncologists.

Inflammation in Cancer: a Therapeutic Target?

April 30, 2011

A role for inflammation in cancer initiation and progression has been inferred for a long time, but it has only been in the last 10 to 15 years that the molecular mechanisms have been dissected such that targeting inflammatory pathways for cancer prevention and therapy has become a practical possibility.

Retrospective on the Last Quarter-Century in Hematologic Oncology

April 30, 2011

Twenty-five years ago, the journal ONCOLOGY came into being. At that time patients with B- and T-cell lymphomas were lumped together in clinical trials, and mantle cell lymphoma, MALT lymphoma, and many subtypes of the peripheral T-cell lymphomas were not recognized as specific entities.