09/11/2009


WVU cancer physician co-edits leading textbook on patient care

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Jame Abraham, MD, medical director of the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center at West Virginia University, has co-edited the third edition of the Bethesda Handbook of Clinical Oncology, a bestselling oncology text used by cancer physicians around the world.  Dr. Abraham co-edited the leading textbook with James Gulley, M.D., of the National Institutes of Health and Carmen J. Allegra, M.D., of the University of Florida.

The newly published, 700-page oncology handbook is written by clinicians from the National Cancer Institute and other leading institutions. The third edition places an increased emphasis on practical clinical information and includes new chemotherapeutic agents, dosages and treatment regimens and the latest clinical trials data. Abraham has edited three editions of the publication. 

He is also on the editorial board of four other journals and was recently appointed chief editor of Emerging Cancer Therapeutics, a new journal from Demos Medical Publishing in New York.

Jame Abraham, M.D.

In addition to being medical director at the Cancer Center, Abraham is chief of Hematology/Oncology at WVU.  He also leads the university’s Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program and is principal investigator for more than 10 clinical trials.  His research is widely published in leading cancer journals.

Recently Abraham was named the first Bonnie Wells Wilson Eminent Scholar and Distinguished Professor in Breast Cancer Research.  The professorship was made possible by a $5 million gift to the Cancer Center from Jo and Ben Statler in 2007.

Before joining the Cancer Center in 2001, Abraham was a senior clinical fellow specializing in developmental therapeutics at the National Cancer Institute.

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Andrea Brunais, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
brunaisa@wvuh.com
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