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January 10th, 2004 - Volume 26 - Issue 1
pp: 3-55


Journal Scan

Call for More Patient Education About Biopsy Process

Lindsey, Heather

Oncology Times. 26(1):4,7, January 10th, 2004.

Physicians should take the time to explain what's involved, since many people have only a limited understanding of the details of the various biopsy procedures.

Multiple Myeloma Researchers Optimistic After ‘Exciting Couple of Years’

Smith, Michael

Oncology Times. 26(1):32-33, January 10th, 2004.

New drugs and transplant procedures are the cause, experts related at a forum spotlighting novel therapeutic approaches.

Pioneering Gene Variation Map Will Help Create Framework to Assess Cancer Risk

Eastman, Peggy

Oncology Times. 26(1):7-11, January 10th, 2004.

The international ‘HapMap’ collaboration to show the common patterns of DNA sequence variation in 80% to 90% of the human genome should become a key resource for cancer researchers and, eventually, oncologists.

Are We Overdosing on Disease Awareness?

Rosenthal, Eric T.

Oncology Times. 26(1):36-37, January 10th, 2004.

A frank look at the current state of cancer “awareness” campaigns, lamenting that much of the focus has evolved away from education, with success often measured in the amount of publicity rather than the quality of the message.