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Cancer Network Offers Alternative to Time-Consuming, Overly Selective Peer Review

September 12, 2013

NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — UBM Medica US announces that Cancer Network, the online home of the journal Oncology presents a special series questioning the peer review process. Cancer Network, one of the leading online destinations for Oncologists, highlights many of the pros and cons of peer reviewed Oncology content.

Among the reasons to publish on Cancer Network rather than in a peer-reviewed print publication, according to Frederic W. Grannis Jr., MD are:

    --  Peer review introduces delays in publication - up to two years at times.
        Patients may be delayed in receiving new treatment with publication
    --  Peer review can be improper - manuscripts are rejected because the
        reviewer disagrees with the conclusions
    --  Editors will reject material if they are concerned it will get negative
        feedback from editorial boards and sponsoring associations.

About UBM Medica US

Addressing today’s healthcare information needs, UBM Medica US, delivers strategic, integrated communications solutions and comprehensive reach — online, in print, and via custom programs. Improving the effectiveness of healthcare through information and education, UBM Medica US provides unbiased clinical, practical, and business information for physicians, providers, payers, and patients around the world. Through journals, magazines, websites, online communities, drug databases, digital events, and other valuable resources, UBM Medica US also delivers comprehensive communication solutions for the pharmaceutical and related industries. Websites include CancerNetwork.com, ConsultantLive.com, DiagnosticImaging.com, RheumatologyNetwork.com, OBGYN.net, PhysiciansPractice.com, PsychiatricTimes.com and SearchMedica.com. UBM Medica US is part of UBM Connect – which provides marketing services across a number of communities, the largest of which are healthcare, medical device design and advanced manufacturing. UBM Connect also includes UBM Studios, the global leader in interactive digital environments. UBM Connect is a UBM plc company. For more information, visit www.UBMMedicaUS.com.

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