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Using informatics to combat cancer

Dr Bradford Hesse is a leader at the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute in the US, and one of the world’s leading experts on oncology informatics. He has authored or co-authored more than 170 publications and has worked with Elsevier for the past 10 years.

Dr Hesse saw a need for a publication about how large-scale information systems could be used to support clinical applications of cancer research. The e-book would have to address multidisciplinary audiences – technologists as well as clinicians.

He chose to collaborate with Elsevier because he knew that its editors had a deep understanding of both communities, as well as the technological expertise to help him achieve his objectives. Elsevier also offered practical support through the use of advanced technology tools to enhance and ease the editing process, as well as measure the impact of the research. His e-book, called Oncology Informatics: Using Health Information Technology to Improve Processes and Outcomes in Cancer, was issued by Elsevier in 2016.

“Elsevier’s cutting edge expertise and undaunted commitment have been invaluable as we prepare to publish my work. It knows how to reach a multidisciplinary audience and has provided me with both the technology and personal support” - Dr. Bradford Hesse, Chief, Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch at the National Cancer Institute, one of the institutes within the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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