Medical Writing Medical Writing in Oncology The war on cancer – What is the enemy, and are we winning?
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Volume 21, Issue 1 - Medical Writing in Oncology

The war on cancer – What is the enemy, and are we winning?

Abstract

The so-called ‘war on cancer’ is now in its fifth decade. This article presents some facts and figures about cancer and the effort to treat it. It outlines updated thinking on the hallmarks and classification of cancer, and draws together published quotes from experts on the state of play in the fight against this disease.

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The war on cancer – What is the enemy, and are we winning?
Medical writing for cancer trials and submissions
Developing a treatment for ovarian cancer
The evolving landscape of medical education in oncology
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Identifying appropriate journals in which to publish original research on vaccines against human infectious diseases
New myths about English
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