New York, NY (PRWEB) January 14, 2009
The diagnosis and treatment of cancer is likely increasing due to the aging of the baby boomer population; the "downside" to living longer is that people live long enough to develop certain cancers. The growth in cancer and cancer survivors - a reflection of detection advances and cancer treatments - demands more oncologists. But a growing number of oncologists are heading into retirement without enough new oncologists to fill the need.
"These predictions are alarming and worrisome," said healthcare expert Dr. John J. Connolly, President and CEO of Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., and the former president of New York Medical College. "But, an informed consumer working in concert with top doctors and top hospitals is best prepared to face the challenges of a diagnosis of cancer - and that's how America's Top Doctors (R) for Cancer will best help people," says Dr. Connolly.
America's Top Doctors (R) for Cancer (4th edition; $29.95) identifies the nation's most outstanding physicians for the diagnosis and treatment of cancers in both adults and children. This edition contains detailed profiles of nearly 2,300 of the nation's leading specialists, across more than 40 medical specialties. It is available at all major bookstores, via the toll-free number 1-800-399-3627 or online at
Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. is a healthcare information and research company noted for its print and online resources to help consumers identify top doctors across the U.S. Its physician-led research team surveys tens of thousands of physicians and hospital executives to identify, screen and select those physicians regarded by their peers as leaders. "Castle Connolly does all of the groundwork so a person can simply pick up the book and find a top doctor in their area," said Dr. Connolly. Castle Connolly publishes America's Top Doctors (R) for Cancer annually.
About Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.:
Founded in 1991 by John K. Castle (Chairman) and John J. Connolly, Ed.D. (President and CEO), who served as board chairman and president, respectively, of New York Medical College, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. is America's trusted source for identifying top doctors. It achieves that mission through its consumer books such as America's Top Doctors (R), America's Top Doctors (R) for Cancer and Top Doctors: New York Metro Area and various consumer- and business-oriented print and online partnerships in addition to its web site:
For further information contact: William Liss-Levinson, Ph.D., Vice President, Chief Strategy & Operations Officer, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., 212.367.8400, ext. 14.