Cancer Network Announces a New Mini-Series Dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of the Surgeon General's Report on Smoking

Jan 31, 2014, 14:49 ET from UBM Medica US

NORWALK, Conn., Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that Cancer Network, the leading online community for oncologists and others who treat cancer, will introduce a new mini-series marking the 50th anniversary of the landmark publication Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General of the United States which occurred on January 14. Cancer Network, home of the journal ONCOLOGY is commemorating this anniversary with an expert-perspective mini-series on the progress, challenges, and new directions in tobacco awareness and control, lung cancer prevention, and patient care.

In the first perspective, Dr. Linda Sarna of the UCLA School of Nursing discusses meaningful ways in which oncology professionals can advance tobacco control.

In the second perspective, Dr. Jim Mulshine of Rush University Medical Center and Dr. Cheryl Healton of NYU's Global Institute of Public Health will discuss tight integration of tobacco cessation strategies with lung cancer screening in at-risk patients, to enhance screening benefit and advocacy for proactive tobacco control.

In the third perspective, Dr. Alan Blum of the University of Alabama Center for the Study of Tobacco and Society will explore missed opportunities in tobacco prevention efforts, and the need for stronger leadership and clearer direction.

Dr. Mulshine and Dr. Blum's perspectives will appear in the March and May issues of the journal ONCOLOGY, respectively, and concurrently on the Cancer Network.

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