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Thirty years of science for the future

Janssens, Jaak

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European Journal of Cancer Prevention: March 2021 - Volume 30 - Issue 2 - p 126
doi: 10.1097/CEJ.0000000000000676
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Our favorite Journal has been around now for exactly 30 years. As editor, I’m extremely proud and grateful to our diverse readers and reviewers for the support, applause, and occasionally, well-taken criticisms that constituted the success, and that has made us a well-informed, unbiased professional community that prioritize cancer prevention in the broadest sense.


Since the launch by Prof. Michael Hill, the submitted content has improved considerably, and as Prof. Carlo La Vecchia eloquently described in one of his most recent articles, we are winning the fight against cancer. Mortality indeed has dropped in developed countries by 30% compared to 30 years ago. It is the success of an enormous medical and industrial force, and the Journal has assisted admirably in this challenging process.

We cannot allow letting this anniversary pass without adequate celebrations. All editors, the Publisher, and prominent ECP members wrote a short high-level article about what they found the most noteworthy evolution during the past 30 years in their discipline. Not surprisingly the content is once more critical to everyone in health care. The articles will be published in volume 30 of the Journal during 2021. Content will also be added to ‘collections’ on the Journal’s website and some of these contributors will appear on video as well.

It might be expected that the Journal will stimulate decreasing cancer prevalence, incidence, and mortality even further in the future. What we did in the past and do now will not only be seen and appreciated by next generations in the Western world, but even more so by ones in developing countries.


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