A brief history of AlphaMed Press--AlphaMed Press was founded in Ohio in 1983 and relocated to Durham, North Carolina 22 years later. AlphaMed Press publishes two internationally renowned peer-reviewed journals: THE ONCOLOGIST®, a monthly cancer medicine journal for those entrusted with cancer patient care, and STEM CELLS®. Approaching its 28th year, STEM CELLS is the oldest journal in the fast-paced area of stem cells and regenerative medicine. Not only is it the first journal to be devoted to this promising research, it remains a the top tier of peer-reviewed monthly journals for this discipline. Established in 1981 by scientists in the service of science, the Journal’s founding editors were Donald Metcalf, Fumimaro Takaku, and the late Laszlo Lajtha with Martin Murphy serving as Editor-in-Chief. This was at the dawn of the stem cells field in which hematopoietic stem cells were confined to the laboratory bench, far from clinical deployment.STEM CELLS was published by Karger in Switzerland from 1981 to 1983. AlphaMed Press began self-publishing the Journal in 1983, assuming the temporary title, The International Journal of Cell Cloning, until 1994, when the Journal reclaimed its founding name, STEM CELLS, which was then trademarked on the Primary Register.