February 5, 1997

The Breast Journal

Author Affiliations

University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences-Peoria Peoría, Ill
The Susan G. Komen Breast Center Peoría, Ill


edited by S. Masood, bimonthly, $125 (institutions), $75 (individuals), Cambridge, Mass, Blackwell Science, Jan/Feb, 1995—.

JAMA. 1997;277(5):425-426. doi:10.1001/jama.1997.03540290077039

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Why a new journal? The editor answers that The Breast Journal is "designed to provide the first comprehensive, multidisciplinary source devoted exclusively to all facets of research, diagnosis, and treatment of breast disease." The editor outlines how the magnitude of breast cancer led to the model of multidisciplinary breast health centers and proposes a similar medical literature structure to address all areas of breast disease, including pain management, psychological support, prevention, recovery from surgery and chemotherapy, prostheses, and management of terminal illness.

The first three issues reflect this multidisciplinary approach, with articles of interest to the radiologist, surgeon, oncologist, pathologist, psychologist, and primary care physician. Readers ae treated to intriguing editorials such as the emerging importance of molecular