The ‘Problem Solving’ series of cancer-related books is developed and prepared by the Association of Cancer Physicians (ACP), often in partnership with one or more other specialist medical organizations. In this particular book, our co-editors are representatives from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, and have a specialist interest in fertility.
As the representative body for medical oncologists in the UK, the ACP has a broad set of aims, including education for our 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 ‘Problem Solving in Acute Oncology 2nd Edition’. ‘Problem Solving in Cancer and Fertility’ is the latest in the series.
The publication involves considerable work from members and other contributors and this work is done without remuneration, as an educational service. We have been delighted with the standard of the publications which have been well received. The BMA prize for Best Oncology Book of the Year was awarded to ‘Problem Solving in Older Cancer Patients’ in 2016, ‘Problem
Solving in Precision Oncology’ in 2017 and ‘Problem Solving in Patient-Centred and Integrated Cancer Care’ in 2018.
The ACP wishes to thank all the contributors to this book and our previous publications, and those which are yet to come.
David Cunningham, Chairman, Association of Cancer Physicians Peter Selby, President, Association of Cancer Physicians