Springer Healthcare, part of Springer Science+Business Media, has signed an extensive three-year reprints and sales agreement effective 1 January 2012 with the American Society of Clinical Oncology® (ASCO), the world's leading professional organization representing physicians who care for people with cancer.

"Springer Healthcare is a leader in global licensing sales and has a track record of producing materials that are of high quality and value," said Dr. Allen Lichter, Chief Executive Officer of ASCO. "We are looking forward to working with Springer Healthcare to further the reach of many of ASCO's educational resources, including our flagship journal, the Journal of Clinical Oncology and our practice management journal, the Journal of Oncology Practice."

Springer Healthcare will be the exclusive supplier of reprints from articles published in ASCO's Journal of Clinical Oncology and Journal of Oncology Practice for North and South America, most of Europe, India, and other territories. In addition, Springer Healthcare will be the exclusive representative for licensing of other ASCO educational resources including the ASCO Annual Meeting abstracts and Educational Book, Virtual Meeting content, symposia proceedings, patient materials, and ASCO University® - the Society's online learning environment.

Steve Entwistle, Vice President of Springer Healthcare, commented, "We are honored to be appointed by ASCO to represent their journal reprints business as well as their other prestigious content. We value our relationship with ASCO, and we appreciate the confidence that they are showing in us."

About Springer Healthcare
Springer Healthcare is a leading publisher of medical educational products and forms part of Springer Science+Business Media. Springer Healthcare has undergone significant growth in the past decade and has expanded rapidly, with global reach into all international markets and more than 150 employees worldwide. Springer Healthcare's focus is on meeting the communication and publishing needs of the international healthcare communities, with a growing portfolio of products, including MedWire News, strategic consultancy, event management, eBusiness products and services, as well as print and digital medical publishing.

About Springer Science+Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific publisher, delivering quality content through innovative information products and services. The company is also a trusted provider of local-language professional publications in Europe, especially in Germany and the Netherlands. In the science, technology and medicine (STM) sector, the group publishes about 2,000 journals and more than 7,000 new books per year, as well as the largest STM eBook Collection worldwide. Springer has operations in about 20 countries in Europe, the USA, and Asia, and has more than 5,500 employees. In 2010, it generated annual sales of approximately EUR 866 million.