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

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New Content ItemPrognostic value of combined MTV and ADC derived from baseline FDG PET/MRI in aggressive non-Hodgkins lymphoma


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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

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