Dr. Edward McClay, a Board Certified Encinitas, CAphysician specializing in Medical Oncology, has been selected for America's Top Doctors® for Cancer by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. ENCINITAS, Calif., Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., America's trusted source for identifying Top Doctors, has published its 8th annual edition of America's Top Doctors® for Cancer and Encinitas's Edward McClay, MD has been selected for inclusion. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130118/DC44911) The 8th edition of America's Top Doctors for Cancer includes over 2,600 top cancer care physicians in the United States. Selected physicians, including Dr. McClay, are among the top 1% of cancer doctors in over 40 specialties and subspecialties for the care and treatment of cancer. Castle Connolly Top Doctors® for Cancer are selected each year by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. after being nominated by peers in an online nomination process. Nominations are open to all board certified MDs and DOs and each year tens of thousands of physicians cast many tens of thousands of nominations. Nominated physicians are selected by the Castle Connolly physician-led research team based on criteria including medical education, training, hospital appointments, disciplinary histories and much more. About Edward McClay:a short profile by and about the honoree: Dr. McClay is the director of the Institute for Melanoma Research & Education and he is a founding member of California Cancer Associates for Research and Excellence (cCARE). He has conducted both clinical and laboratory research in malignant melanoma as well as other cancers. He has authored and co-authored more than 100 articles and abstracts published in national and international journals. Additionally, he written more than 10 book chapters and together with his wife, Mary-Eileen, co-authored a book entitled "100 Questions and Answers about Malignant Melanoma and other Skin Cancers."