Dr. Patricia Ganz has assumed the editorial leadership of one of the oldest and most internationally respected oncology journals — the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Ganz is director of cancer prevention and control research at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, a professor of health policy and management in the Fielding School of Public Health and a professor of medicine in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Ganz, who took over as editor-in-chief on July 1, is a medical oncologist and advocate for improving the quality of cancer care from prevention through survivorship. She is a pioneer in the assessment of quality of life in cancer patients and has focused much of her clinical and research efforts in breast cancer and its prevention.

“[Ganz] brings a wealth of experience, and we look forward to working with her to further strengthen JNCI’s reputation in the oncology community,” said Fiona Williams, senior publisher for the Journal of the National Cancer Institute portfolio at Oxford University Press.