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Feature Article: The design, analysis and application of mouse clinical trials in oncology drug development

Mouse clinical trials (MCTs) are becoming wildly used in pre-clinical oncology drug development but have lacked of the statistical framework. Sheng Guo and colleagues present general guidelines on the design, analysis and application to make MCTs a better tool in oncology research and drug development.

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Skin Cancer Awareness Month May

New Content Item (1)To mark skin cancer awareness month the BMC Editors have carefully curated a collection of open access articles on this topic and there is an awareness quiz to test your melanoma knowledge.

We are delighted to present a collection of all the cancer awareness campaigns completed in 2019. New content will be uploaded on a monthly basis.

Call for papers: Precision Oncology

We are pleased to announce a new cross-journal thematic series on ‘Precision Oncology’ across a number of BMC journals within the oncology portfolio to bring together the latest research on precision oncology. The thematic series is now open for submission of original research and review articles


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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.

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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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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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Featured Blog: Divide and conquer: Tackling colorectal cancer

New Content ItemAwareness and treatment of colorectal cancer clearly needs to improve if we are going to increase patient survival rates and allow patients to live longer with a better quality of life. Associate Editor Professor Joanne Edwards and her team at Wolfson Wohl Cancer Research Centre develope biomarkers for personalised patient care and are establishing unique patient tissue cohorts with extensive linked clinical data across a breadth of solid tumours, including colorectal  cancer.

Linda Gummlich, BMC Series, London, UK

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Anne Menard, BMC Series, London, UK

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Catherine Rice, Senior Assistant Editor, BMC Series, London
William Spenceley Jones, Assistant Editor, BMC Series, London

Consulting Editors
Yanis BoumberFox Chase Cancer Center, USA
Ken Herrmann, Universitätsklinikum Essen, Germany
Alan Lefor, Jichi Medical University, Japan
Christophe Nicot, Kansas University Medical Center, USA
Stephen Povoski, The Ohio State University, USA
Dirk Vordermark, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

Editorial: Nobel Prize Cancer Immunotherapy!

Follow Nobel Prize laureates James P. Allison's and Tasuku Honjo's footsteps and experience the genesis of a new field of cancer therapy. BMC Cancer Editorial Board Member Dr. Sheng Guo from Pittsburgh University takes us on an exciting journey of discovery...

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