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Washington, DC—Nancy Weigel, PhD, a professor at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, has been named Editor-in-Chief of the Endocrine Society’s journal Hormones and Cancer.

Hormones and Cancer combines basic research, epidemiology and clinical studies to shed light on the emerging field of hormone-related cancers. The journal was founded in 2010 and is published on a bimonthly basis. It is produced in partnership with Springer, an international publisher of clinical and research books.

“It’s an honor to take the helm of a journal dedicated to such a crucial health topic,” Weigel said. “Hormones and Cancer brings together breakthrough studies, both basic and clinical, to shed light on the causes and potential treatments of cancer. I am looking forward to maintaining and growing its reputation as a destination for the finest translational research on hormone-related cancers.”

Weigel’s term as Editor-in-Chief is slated to begin January 1, 2015. She has previously served as Associate Editor for the Society’s journal, Molecular Endocrinology, and was an editorial board member for Hormones and Cancer, Endocrinology, Steroids, Nuclear Receptor Signaling, and the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

“The Society is thrilled to have Dr. Weigel on board as the next Editor-in-Chief of Hormones and Cancer,” said Barbara Byrd Keenan, Executive Director and CEO of the Endocrine Society. “She brings a wide breadth of knowledge and editorial experience that will facilitate continued excellence and future growth.”

In her own research, Dr. Weigel has investigated coactivators and androgen receptors in prostate cancer as well as vitamin D receptor target genes. She is chairwoman of the Society’s Laureate Awards Committee and has served on the Society’s Council as well as the Publications Core Committee. Weigel has been honored with the Society’s Roy O. Greep Award for Outstanding Research and the Society of Women in Urology/Society for Basic Urology Research Award for Excellence in Urologic Research.

Hormones and Cancer can be accessed online at

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