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J Oncol Pract. 2006 January; 2(1): 38.
PMCID: PMC2794645

JCO's 2006 Special Series: Translational Oncology Series Debuts, Editors Announce Review Series Topics

The Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO) is pleased to present the new Translational Oncology Series and announce the topics for the 2006 Review Series.

The Translational Oncology Series (formerly the Molecular Oncology Series) will be introduced in the January 10, 2006, issue of JCO. The new name more accurately reflects the content and scope of this series, which highlights novel cancer therapeutic and diagnostic approaches.

Starting with this inaugural issue, content will not be collected into treatment themes as in previous issues. Instead, the 2006 Translational Oncology Series will feature a collection of translational oncology articles representing various disciplines. Original research and review articles, as well as editorials on emerging translational research in immunotherapy, genomics, proteomics, protein profiling, cancer biomarkers, and other translational topics will be the basis for the series. Because of the exciting research coming from the field of translational oncology, article submissions to the JCO have increased overwhelmingly.

“This is an exciting new direction for the Journal,” said Mary L. (Nora) Disis, MD, deputy editor of the series. “The best of new translational science in oncology will become more integrated with the practice-changing studies that the Journal is known for publishing.”

Another feature of the Translational Oncology Series is its specialized, article-specific glossaries. Using a model similar to the one used in the 2005 Molecular Oncology Series, the Translational Oncology Series will draw attention to a number of technical or otherwise specialized terms chosen by each article's author as possibly being unfamiliar to the general JCO readership. The terms will be highlighted in the text and will appear in a glossary of selected terms at the end of each article. A searchable cumulative glossary will be maintained online at to collect these terms for easy reference. The glossary feature has been very well received.

JCO has announced the Review Series line-up for 2006. The topics will include CNS tumors, disparities in cancer care, applications of medical imaging, urologic oncology, and cancer survivorship. After a highly successful 2005 introduction, the review articles within the series were always the ones accessed most on The editors are looking forward to working on this new year.

For more information, visit the Special Series section of, or send an e-mail togro.ocsa@seireslaiceps. The Special Series section of JCO's Web site includes an open letter from Dr. Disis about the series, discussing the cumulative glossary, and a listing of planned issues in 2006. The series will publish six times in 2006, with the first issue appearing on January 10.

Articles from Journal of Oncology Practice are provided here courtesy of American Society of Clinical Oncology