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Featured review: Gallbladder cancer: review of a rare orphan gastrointestinal cancer with a focus on populations of New Mexico

Gallbladder cancer is a rare malignancy of the biliary tract with a poor prognosis, frequently presenting at an advanced stage. While rare in the United States overall, gallbladder cancer has an elevated incidence in geographically distinct locations of the globe including Chile, North India, Korea, Japan and the state of New Mexico in the United States. Rama R. Gullapalli, Associate Editor for BMC Cancer provides this review.

Featured review: A stepwise approach to constructing systematic reviews

New Content ItemSystematic reviews, with or without meta-analysis, play an important role today in synthesizing cancer research and are frequently used to guide decision-making. With a focus on cancer, first author, Prof Kelley, provides a practical, stepwise approach for systematically reviewing the literature and publishing the results. 

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Call for papers: The Advances of CAR Immunotherapy within Oncology Clinics

New Content ItemBMC Cancer and BMC Biotechnology are delighted to announce the launch of a new cross-journal thematic series focused on the emerging field of Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) Immunotherapy, which will review and feature the role of synthetic biology and gene engineering in CAR Immunotherapy, but also the advances of CAR Immunotherapy within oncology clinics.

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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 concerning molecular and cellular biology, genetics, epidemiology, and clinical trials.

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Stephen P. Povoski, Consulting Editor

Stephen P. Povoski, MD is Professor of Surgery and Surgical Oncologist at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute and Comprehensive Cancer Center of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. He joined the Editorial Board of BMC Cancer as a Section Editor in 2012, and was awarded the 2015 Section Editor of the Year Award from among the 290 BioMed Central journals. Since 2017, he has served as a Consulting Editor for BMC Cancer.

 

 

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