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The Oncology Group Announces the 11th Edition of Its Popular Handbook,

August 21, 2008

MANHASSET, N.Y., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ — The Oncology Group is pleased to announce the publication of the 11th edition of Cancer Management: A Multidisciplinary Approach, scheduled for release in the Fall of 2008. A popular resource for the oncology and hematology community, this guide aims to keep pace with these rapidly changing fields by providing clinicians with up-to-date, practical, and authoritative information on patient management.

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“Cancer Management: A Multidisciplinary Approach is designed to present important clinical information concisely, uniformly, and logically, emphasizing the natural history of the malignancy, screening and diagnosis, staging and prognosis, and treatment. For this new edition, we have enlisted over 100 medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists, whose contributions provide an excellent overview of the important principles of cancer management. Each chapter is well-organized and reflects the recommendations of practitioners cognizant that decisions and recommendations regarding therapies must be founded on evidence-based research directed at practical patient care in a cost-effective manner,” says Lawrence D. Wagman, MD, FACS, one of the Handbook’s four principal editors and Executive Medical Director, The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment, St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, California.

Joining Dr. Wagman as the Handbook’s chief medical editors are Dr. Richard Pazdur, Office of Oncology Drug Products, US Food and Drug Administration; Dr. Kevin Camphausen, National Cancer Institute; and Dr. William Hoskins, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Since its initial publication over 10 years ago, Cancer Management: A Multidisciplinary Approach continues to be a popular and much-anticipated tool for cancer clinicians, with 98% of surveyed recipients indicating their desire to continue receiving future editions, 94% citing it as a valuable resource, and 78% indicating they use it at least once a week (source: 2007 Cancer Management Handbook Survey).

According to Beth Scholz, Publisher & Vice President of The Oncology Group, “This ready reference is an integrated resource that presents the latest advances for managing cancer in a handy, concise, and easy-to-use format. The publication of this 11th edition reflects our group’s ongoing commitment to rapidly disseminate the most current, practical, and authoritative information on the clinical management of cancer patients.”

The 11th Edition of Cancer Management: A Multidisciplinary Approach will be available this Fall.

For more information about Cancer Management: A Multidisciplinary Approach or its sister publications, ONCOLOGY and Oncology NEWS International, contact Beth Scholz, Vice President & Publisher, The Oncology Group (215-297-9327, Beth.Scholz@cmpmedica.com)

About The ONCOLOGY Group

For over twenty years, The ONCOLOGY Group has been a leading provider of information addressing the educational needs and interests of cancer clinicians and patients. It is comprised of publications ONCOLOGY, ONCOLOGY Nurse Edition, Oncology NEWS International, The Cancer Management Handbook, as well as the compendium website — cancernetwork.com. Additionally, The ONCOLOGY Group offers an array of customized projects tailored to address the complex and ever-changing needs of this dynamic field. The ONCOLOGY Group portfolio spans the continuum of cancer care and includes a variety of educational tools for patients and their caregivers. For more information about The ONCOLOGY Group, contact Beth Scholz, Vice President & Publisher, The Oncology Group.

About CMPMedica

CMPMedica, a division of United Business Media plc, provides healthcare information and education to primary care physicians, specialists, pharmacists and patients around the world. Providing journals, magazines, directories, drug databases, other electronic databases, Web sites, face-to-face meetings and other valuable resources, CMPMedica also delivers comprehensive communication solutions for the pharmaceutical and related industries. Employing more than 1,400 people with offices in 29 countries, CMPMedica is headquartered in London. In the U.S., CMPMedica provides comprehensive continuing medical education for medical professionals across a wide range of specialties; SearchMedica.com, a unique series of specialty oriented professional medical search engines built by doctors for doctors that index medicine’s most credible sources to provide fast and clinically relevant results; and three publishing divisions — the Cliggott Group, the Newsmagazines Group and The ONCOLOGY Group, which collectively publish fifteen of the best read U.S. clinical publications. For more information, visit http://www.cmpmedica.com/.

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CONTACT: Beth Scholz, Vice President & Publisher of The Oncology Group+1-215-297-9327, Beth.Scholz@cmpmedica.com

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