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Wolters Kluwer Health Acquires The Cancer Journal


Journal Will Be Part of Industry’s Largest Portfolio of Professional Oncology Information

Conshohocken, Pa., (February 12, 2007) - Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of healthcare information content and services, has acquired The Cancer Journal from Jones & Bartlett Publishers. The Cancer Journal will be published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), Wolters Kluwer Health’s leading medical publishing brand. The acquisition will further enhance LWW’s ability to meet a wider range of healthcare professionals’ needs for integrated oncology information.

With the addition of “Principles and Practices of Oncology” (PPO) to its name, The Cancer Journal will become part of LWW’s industry-leading collection of oncology information products offered under the editorial leadership of renowned cancer specialists Vincent T. DeVita, Jr., MD; Steven A. Rosenberg, MD, PhD; and Theodore S. Lawrence, MD, PhD. In partnership with these esteemed editors, LWW has published the world’s leading text in oncology for over 25 years. The journal will provide readers with three sources of information: original research, reviews, and updates based on chapters from the PPO book. Together, these will give an integrated view of modern oncology across all disciplines.

“We are excited to be adding The Cancer Journal to the educational efforts in oncology based on the PPO text,” said co-editor Steven A. Rosenberg, MD, PhD. “With both the textbook and the journal under the imprint of a single publisher; we can now link the two and establish a dynamic system for delivering comprehensive and current oncology information to physicians worldwide.”

“For many years, oncology professionals worldwide have turned to LWW publications for the latest and most comprehensive information on oncology research, prevention and treatment,” said Betsy Jones, General Manager of LWW Journal. “With the addition of The Cancer Journal: The Journal of Principles and Practice of Oncology to our portfolio, we will provide a bi-monthly platform for the leading voices in clinical oncology information.

“The acquisition of The Cancer Journal is congruent with our strategy to grow our leading positions by extending our proprietary content in the healthcare industry, especially in leading disease states and therapeutic areas”, said Jeff McCaulley, President & CEO of Wolters Kluwer Health.

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Financial details on the terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

About Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health (Conshohocken, PA), a division of Wolters Kluwer, is a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. Major brands include traditional publishers of medical and drug reference tools and textbooks, such as Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and Facts & Comparisons; electronic information providers, such as Ovid Technologies, Medi-Span and ProVation; and pharmaceutical information providers Adis International and Source®. For more information, visit

Wolters Kluwer is a leading global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal and regulatory, and education sectors. Wolters Kluwer has annual revenues (2005) of €3.4 billion, employs approximately 18,400 people worldwide and maintains operations across Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on the Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. For more information, visit

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