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Psycho-Oncology: Journal of the Psychological, Social and Behavioral Dimensions of Cancer

Marjorie A. Sirridge, MD; Marilyn B. Sullivan, MALS
JAMA. 1994;271(22):1806-1807. doi:10.1001/jama.1994.03510460100047.
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Psycho-Oncology is a quarterly, peer-reviewed publication, which, according to its statement of purpose, "addresses the two major psychological dimensions of cancer: the psychological responses of patients to cancer at all stages of the disease and that of their families and caretakers and the psychological, behavioral and social factors that may influence the disease process."

The editorial board is relatively large and includes persons from a wide variety of disciplines, countries, and institutions. Of the 32 members, only 10 represent institutions in the United States. Combining psychological, social, behavioral, and ethical aspects of cancer is a relatively new concept, and few centers have significant concentrations of persons who have expertise in these subject areas. This broad representation is a real asset in setting the tone for the journal, which is published on behalf of the British Psycho-Oncology Group and the American Society of Psychiatric Oncology and is recommended by six similar

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