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Latest BMC Cancer Collections

New Content Item‘Targeted Therapy’ cross journal collection with BMC Medicine, guest edited by Prof. Min Li (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center) and Dr. Yanis Boumber.

New Content Item'Microbiome and Cancer’ cross journal collection with Microbiome and BMC Microbiology, guest edited by Prof. Christopher Staley, Dr. Jacques Ravel and Dr. Sean Devlin. 

Editors' Picks

New Content ItemCirculating tumor cells from melanoma patients show phenotypic plasticity and metastatic potential in xenograft NOD.CB17 mice

In this article Felici et al. established long-term circulating tumour cells cultures from metastatic Cutaneous Melanoma patients and explored the in vitro and in vivo properties in NOD-SCID mice, including their metastatic potential.

New Content ItemNonviral mcDNA-mediated bispecific CAR T cells kill tumor cells in an experimental mouse model of hepatocellular carcinoma

Wang et al., demonstrated the efficacy of nonviral mcDNA-mediated bispecific CAR T cells against CD133 and GPC3 double-positive HCC cell line in vitro and HCC xenograft mice in vivo.

New Content ItemDiscovery of a novel ALK/ROS1/FAK inhibitor, APG-2449, in preclinical non-small cell lung cancer and ovarian cancer models

Fang et al. demonstrated that APG-2449 exerts potent and durable antitumor activity in human NSCLC and ovarian tumor models, carrying ALK fusion or secondary mutations, when administered alone or in combination with other therapies. 


Targeted Therapies for Cancer
Guest edited by Prof. Min Li and Dr. Yanis Boumber
Open for submissions

Microbiome and Cancer
Guest edited by Christopher Staley, Jacques Ravel, Sean Devlin
Open for submissions

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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Aims and Scope

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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BMC Cancer is celebrating its 20th anniversary! 

Since launching in 2001, we've become established as the largest open access oncology journal in our field. We're proud of our history of making cancer research and methods available to all. We have been looking back at our achievements and highlighted some of the most influential research published in the journal over the past two decades. 

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Featured Review: Gut microbiome and its role in colorectal cancer (CRC)

Dr. Rebersek provides an overview of known features of the gut microbiome and its role in initiation and development of CRCs and explores whether and to what extent racial disparity in CRC is affected by the gut microbiome.

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  • Citation Impact
    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)

    37 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    65 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

    6,897,358 Downloads (2021)
    4,517 Altmetric mentions (2021)

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    Identity transparency: Single anonymized

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