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Letter from the Editor-in-Chief Letter from the Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. med. Axel S Merseburger Axel S Merseburger is the chairman of the Department of Urology, Campus Lübeck, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Prof. Merseburger obtained his medical degree from Hannover Medical School in 2002 after a one-year academic research programme in Washington DC, USA, where he completed his MD thesis. In 2008, he accepted a staff position in Hannover and was promoted to associate Prof. in 2009; he obtained full Prof.ship in 2012. Prof. Merseburger is board certified in urology and is a member of numerous national and international urological and oncological associations. In addition to serving as a reviewer and member of the editorial board of many journals, Prof. Merseburger is the associate editor of the ‘World Journal of Urology’ and Editor in Chief of the ‘Advanced Prostate Cancer Resource Centre’. Furthermore, he is a member of the European Association of Urology (EAU) Guideline Groups on Renal Cell Cancer. He serves as national and international principal investigator in several phase II/III clinical trials. Prof. Merseburger has won multiple awards, stipends and prizes for his molecular and clinical research and has authored more the 200 peer review publications. I am delighted to take on the role of Editor-in-Chief for European Oncology & Haematology and look forward to working with everyone involved in developing the journal. European Oncology & Haematology has gained a reputation for publishing high quality, accessible articles. These articles are selected for their assessment of current practices and research and discussion of future directions that represent the interests of oncologists and other practitioners involved in the care of patients with cancer. The journal has remained at the cutting edge of technology in the publishing field, and has a global reach, which is reflected in its editorial board. To all prospective authors, I would like to encourage you to submit both reviews and original research manuscripts. We offer advice to all authors and for those whose articles are accepted, we will ensure that they reach their target audience. To readers, I hope you find this journal relevant, interesting and attractive to read. q Axel S Merseburger TOU CH MED ICA L MEDIA 77