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NEW! Cancer metabolism

Guest edited by Elavarasan Subramani and Marija Trajkovic-Arsic

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Advances in pre-clinical cancer models

Guest Edited by Ryan C. Fields and Anna Golebiewska

New Content ItemExtracellular vesicles in cancer progression

Guest Edited by: Orazio Fortunato, Irina Matei and Chunlin Ou

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New Content ItemCytoSaLPs score: a promising new tool for the detection and screening of extrauterine high grade serous carcinoma

New Content ItemEnhanced antitumor activity of a novel, oral, helper epitope-containing WT1 protein vaccine in a model of murine leukemia

New Content ItemPreparation of chitosan nanoparticle containing recombinant CD44v antigen and evaluation of its immunization capacity against breast cancer in BALB/c mice

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Targeted Therapies for Cancer
Guest edited by Prof. Min Li and Dr. Yanis Boumber
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Microbiome and Cancer
Guest edited by Christopher Staley, Jacques Ravel, Sean Devlin
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Cross journal collection: Advances in CAR-T immunotherapy
Guest edited by Profs Marko Radic, Djordje Atanackovic and Tim Luetkens
Collection published: 30 June 2020

Cross journal collection: Precision Oncology
Collection published: 28 August 2019

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BMC Cancer is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of cancer research, including the pathophysiology, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancers. The journal welcomes submissions in broad areas of cancer research including molecular and cellular biology, genetics, epidemiology, and clinical trials. Learn more about our scope here

March - Brain Tumour Awareness Month

July - Sarcoma Awareness Month

On occasion of the Brain Tumour Awareness Month we hope you will enjoy reading the following article published in BMC Cancer in 2023 suggesting that Raman spectroscopy combined with machine learning could be a useful tool to facilitate glioma diagnosis and delineate biomolecular glioma progression changes.

New Content ItemGlycosylation spectral signatures for glioma grade discrimination using Raman spectroscopy

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    4.638 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
    4.672 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
    1.308 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.134 - SJR SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

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