Welcome to Journal Watch Oncology and Hematology

Letter to Readers |
October 16, 2006

Welcome to Journal Watch Oncology and Hematology

  1. William J. Gradishar, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Journal Watch Oncology and Hematology

I would like to welcome readers to the first issue of Journal Watch Oncology and Hematology. For most physicians, and particularly those specializing in the fields of Oncology and Hematology, the amount of new information with which we must be familiar and which we must consider in the context of patient care is staggering. Translational research is a reality, and laboratory findings are now making their way into the clinic rapidly. Specialists in Oncology and Hematology, whether in full-time clinical practice or in a full-time academic setting, face the daunting challenge of how to assimilate all these new research findings into day-to-day practice.

The path to my desk is littered with tall piles of what we all refer to as “journals I need to get to . . .,” and those piles are what is left after I discard an equally large pile that I acknowledge I will never get to. Journal Watch Oncology and Hematology is our effort to identify recent key publications across the broad expanse of Oncology and Hematology, to present the findings succinctly, accompanied by expert commentary, and to place the findings into context for the clinician. To that end, I am privileged to serve as Editor-in-Chief of this new publication. The Editorial Board comprises recognized experts in areas that account for most clinical cases encountered in practice. We look forward to bringing you this publication monthly in print and weekly on the internet, and we hope that it will keep you up-to-date on important findings that affect patient care.

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