Elsevier Launches PracticeUpdate Metastatic Breast Cancer Center of Excellence

Free virtual institute and online community focuses on diagnosis and treatment of metastatic breast cancer

Philadelphia, PA, July 6, 2016

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, today announced that it has launched its newest PracticeUpdate Center of Excellence (COE) focused on metastatic breast cancer.

The COE, an important new benefit for PracticeUpdate members, brings together medical experts in oncology to discuss and provide relevant treatment advice and disease information on metastatic breast cancer.

“PracticeUpdate.com provides a virtual COE in the treatment of metastatic breast cancer that leverages technology to create a collaborative and comprehensive way to improve patient care,” said Lee S. Schwartzberg, MD, FACP, PracticeUpdate Editor-in-Chief. “This unique center has the key advantages of a real-world academic center that fosters an expert-led team approach to help clinicians stay well-informed of the latest research, treatment options and approaches for metastatic breast cancer.”

Among the features of PracticeUpdate’s Metastatic Breast Cancer COE are:

  • Tumor boards: join interactive, ongoing patient case discussions with peers and COE faculty.
  • Colleague insights: gain insights from PracticeUpdate’s expert faculty, who select and connect on important articles from all of the top oncology journals.
  • Living resources: stay current with free oncology textbook chapters, simplified guidelines, seminal articles and frequently asked questions.
  • Conferences: benefit from expert reports on metastatic breast cancer from major oncology conferences.
  • Nursing perspectives: engage with new research and content for advanced practice oncology nurses.

Dr Schwartzberg is proudly joined by Associate Editor Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, Administrative Director, Johns Hopkins Breast Center and Cancer Survivorship Programs.

“With the expanding usage of PracticeUpdate by Nurses, PAs and NPs, I feel very fortunate to have Lillie Shockney providing her expert insights and nursing perspectives to our Center of Excellence,” Schwartzberg said.

PracticeUpdate.com is a free destination for physicians to access distilled, expert‐selected professional research, articles, and education – with insights and analysis from credible opinion leaders in their field. The site provides a highly customized experience for its members by tailoring its content to each user’s chosen specialty and communication preferences. For additional information on the Metastatic Breast Cancer Center of Excellence, please visit www.mbc.practiceupdate.com.


About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.elsevier.com

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