Oncology practice and research has been permeated and transformed by informatics – some changes have been very apparent and welcome, some occurred in the background without us noticing, and in some cases, we find ourselves dependent on informatics without ever having asked for it. With our new section “Oncology and Informatics” we would like to provide a forum within the journal to address the intersection between oncology and informatics.
This evolving field extends beyond the scope and expertise of any single individual; oncology informatics is multiprofessional by nature. The editors within the section will have different backgrounds and will aim to provide a balanced insight into this area. Due to this multiprofessional challenge, we will especially welcome manuscripts accessible to a more general audience. While this new section is open to all article types, we will start with a few reviews introducing various topics within oncology informatics to the readership.
Paul Martin Putora, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Maurie Markman, Philadelphia, PA, USA
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