The Need for Adequate Coverage of Oncology Topics in Internal Medicine Journals

Tefferi, Ayalew
September 2008
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Sep2008, Vol. 83 Issue 9, p980
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the need to increase coverage for medical oncology topics in internal medicine journals in order to inform people of the latest medical breakthrough in cancer prevention. He notes that in the U.S. alone, more than 500,000 cancer deaths are reported annually, making cancer one the 2 leading causes of deaths. He also stresses that familiarity with the subject matter of oncology is also important to primary care physicians, even if they are not labeled as oncologists.


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