Dr. Jonathan W. Friedberg has been appointed as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO), the flagship journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), for five years effective June 2021. JCO publishes cutting-edge research on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cancer and is one of the most highly cited oncology journals in the world.
Dr. Friedberg is a highly accomplished oncologist who has demonstrated excellence in research and treatment of patients with hematologic cancers and who understands solid tumors and solid tumor research. He understands the numerous strengths of JCO and the factors necessary to continue its growth and reach as the leading cancer journal.
A hematologic oncologist for more than 20 years, Dr. Friedberg is currently director of the Wilmot Cancer Institute and Samuel Durand Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York. He chairs the SWOG lymphoma committee and is a U.S. National Institutes of Health R01-funded lymphoma researcher. Dr. Friedberg serves as a JCO associate editor and has been processing JCO manuscripts on advances in hematologic cancers since assuming this role in 2011. He has also served as a reviewer and is on the editorial boards of other journals and has authored more than 250 journal articles and 26 books, making him well-versed in medical publishing.
Top on his list of many ideas for JCO, Dr. Friedberg plans to further improve the journal’s rapid review process and to leverage social media as a forum for discussion around articles published in the journal. He has also set a goal of ensuring diversity at all levels of JCO, from editorial board members to published content.
Dr. Friedberg will succeed Dr. Stephen A. Cannistra, who will be completing his 10th year as the journal’s editor-in-chief.
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