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journal of pathologyJ. Pathol. 186: 339 (1998)EDITORIALR. t-in-MAJouofeumnnoJocoiewEditorship of the first of this new series. back on this first oVering and by suggesting possibleThe Editor-in-Chief is indebted to Professors Hall andLane for agreeing to operate within a timescale which,out of necessity, was extremely demanding. Despite this,or perhaps partly as a result, Molecular and CellularThemes in Cancer Research makes a major and timelycontribution to the literature, which will be valued by allwho have an interest in cancer, from basic science todiagnostic pathology. In recognition of the potentialinterest of this issue to a very broad audience, thispublication is also being made available to non-subscribers as a free-standing title (for further detailsplease refer to the Announcement at the front of thisissue).It is a tribute to our Guest Editors that they were ableto plan the content of this issue, to assemble such anoutstanding team of contributors, and to persuade,topics and contributors for future issues ( previous attempt2 to generate reader feedbackresulted in only nine written communications; we hopethat this Annual Review Issue and its implications maystimulate vox populi more powerfully than the rathermore trivial matter of book reviews.In conclusion, we look forward to Molecular andCellular Themes in Cancer Research and its annualsuccessors earning the recognition they deserve, throughthe appreciation and citations of the Journals readersthroughout the world. Your feedback will be verywelcome.REFERENCES1. Molecular and Cellular Themes in cancer research. J Pathol 1999; 187(1).2. Who wants book reviews? J Pathol 1997; 183: 127128.*E-mail: ANNUALpeter gEditorSUMThis Editorial introduces the first Annual Review Issue of theCancer Research and produced under the Guest Editorship of PrU.K. This issue will appear as Journal of Pathology Volume 187, Nas a free-standing volume (for further details please refer to the AAnnual Review Issues on major topics in pathology. Readers of theand to suggest possible topics and contributors for future issues, in? 1998 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.KEY WORDScancer; molecular pathology; cellular pathology; revThe Editorial Team and the Publishers of the Journalof Pathology are pleased to announce the launch of anew feature, the Annual Review Issue, entitled Molecu-lar and Cellular Themes in Cancer Research.1 Everyyear, the Journal intends to produce an Annual ReviewIssue in this format on a major topic of interest topathologists.Review articles on selected topics are among the mostpopular items on the Journals monthly bill of fare, butthe concept of an annual issue of the Journal devotedsolely to invited reviews on a single major theme wasfirst raised, and was warmly received, at a meeting of theEditorial Board in December 1997. Following consul-tation on possible themes, Professor Peter Hall andProfessor David Lane were invited to accept the GuestCCC 00223417/98/12033901$17.50? 1998 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.oner*ChiefRYrnal of Pathology, entitled Molecular and Cellular Themes inssor Peter Hall and Professor David Lane of Dundee, Scotland,ber 1. For non-subscribers, this publication can also be purchaseduncement at the front of this issue). This is the first of a series ofurnal are invited to oVer their comments on this new developmentrrespondence with the Editor-in-Chief at or coerce them to deliver their manuscripts inso short a time and to so high a standard. In itsdistinctive livery, the resultant volume is a credit to allthose involved, including the production staV at ourPublishers, John Wiley. The Editor-in-Chief speaks forthe Editorial Board, the Pathological Society of GreatBritain and Ireland, and the international readership ofthe Journal, in congratulating those who have taken upthis concept and have made it such a success.The problem with success lies in doing it again . . . andagain! The Journal must now sustain the momentum.Plans are already in hand for the next Annual ReviewIssue, details of which will be advertised in the Journalduring the coming months. The Journals readersthemselves can assist the Editor-in-Chief by giving feed-EVIEW ISSUE REFERENCES