The Problem Solving series of cancer-related books is developed and prepared by the Association of Cancer Physicians, often in partnership with one or more other specialist medical organizations. As the representative body for medical oncologists in the UK, the Association of Cancer Physicians has a broad set of aims, including education for its own members and for non-members, including interested clinicians, healthcare professionals and the public. The Problem Solving series is a planned sequence of publications that derive from a programme of annual scientific workshops initiated in 2014 with ‘Problem Solving in Acute Oncology’ followed by ‘Problem Solving in Older Cancer Patients’, ‘Problem Solving Through Precision Oncology’, ‘Problem Solving in Patient-Centred and Integrated Cancer Care’, ‘Problem Solving in Immunotherapy’ and, most recently, ‘Problem Solving in Acute Oncology, 2nd edition’.
The publications involve considerable work from members and other contributors; this work is done without remuneration, as an educational service. The books have been well received and we are delighted with their standard. Problem Solving in Older Cancer Patients, Problem Solving Through Precision Oncology and Problem Solving in Patient-Centred and Integrated Cancer Care were awarded the BMA prize for best oncology book of the year in 2016, 2017 and 2018, respectively.
The Association of Cancer Physicians wishes to thank all the contributors to this and previous publications and those yet to come.
David Cunningham, Chairman, Association of Cancer Physicians
Peter Selby, President, Association of Cancer Physicians