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. A Note to Readers
Introducing the Oncology Specialty Group
We live in an electronic age, with the Internet replacing the public library as the go-to place for information and e-mail, text messaging, and Twitter supplanting the post office. Media analysts have offered dire predictions on the future of print journalism, but we share the view of optimists who say print is not dying, it is evolving.Oncology & Biotech News
is also evolving. We have now united with the experienced publishing, editorial, and creative staff of Oncology Net Guide
and OncLive Nursing
under the Oncology Specialty Group umbrella, which also includes our newest publication, Contemporary Oncology
. As co-editors of these four publications and the OncLive Website, our mission is to provide oncology professionals with the resources and information they need to provide the best patient care. We will be covering every angle of oncology practice, from new technology to treatment advances to important regulatory decisions.
The expansion of the OncLive Website has allowed us to add features and tools not possible with print, such as live coverage from major oncology meetings. Over the next several months, we will be reporting from the Oncology Nursing Society Congress, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, and the 35th ESMO Congress in October. If you would like to receive e-mail alerts on our live conference coverage from ASCO and ESMO, be sure to register at www.onclive.com
. You can also select the conference tab to view a drop-down menu of our most recent coverage. This includes articles from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network annual meeting in March and the recent annual meeting of the Society of Gynecological Oncologists.
There is also a lot to look forward to in print, including additional coverage of the IPCC in the next issue of Contemporary Oncology
; our special all-ASCO issue of Oncology & Biotech News
in July; and an article on how videogames are making their way into medicine in an upcoming issue of Oncology Net Guide.
With this issue, you have received our Educated Patient resource guides for patients with lung cancer and lymphoma. PDFs of these useful guides, along with our well-received Support and Assistance Guide, are available for download at www.onclive.com. We will continue to provide you with Priority Reports, providing insightful information on disease states and clinical trial results and explaining the mechanism of action for novel therapeutics. Also watch for Meeting Reports for major conference highlights. As we move ahead, we will be continually looking for new and better ways to present information in ink and pixels and working harder to get breaking oncology news to you more quickly. It is an exciting time for publishing and for oncology, and we are pleased to be a part of both worlds.