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NEW! Cancer-associated fibroblasts

Guest edited by Lukas Lacina and Karel Smetana

NEW! Quality of life and supportive care in cancer

Guest edited by Eileen Shinn and Christina Signorelli

Hereditary cancer syndromes

Guest edited by Daniele Fanale, Mev Domínguez Valentin, and Ling Zhang

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New Content ItemThe Hippo pathway terminal effector TAZ/WWTR1 mediates oxaliplatin sensitivity in p53 proficient colon cancer cells

New Content ItemMulti-omics profiling reveals dysregulated ribosome biogenesis and impaired cell proliferation following knockout of CDR2L

New Content ItemEpithelial-to-mesenchymal transition and NF-kB pathways are promoted by a mutant form of DDB2, unable to bind PCNA, in UV-damaged human cells

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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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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

Cervical Screening Awareness Week

July - Sarcoma Awareness Month

17th - 23rd June

The Cervical Cancer Screening Awareness Week aims to highlight the importance of regular cervical screening for women’s health, which can prevent up to 75% of instances of cervical cancer. The following study, recently published in BMC Cancer, aimed at assessing baseline knowledge and intended behavior of both women and men to enable design specific targeted messages to increase uptake of cervical cancer screening and promote early detection of women with symptoms.

New Content ItemBaseline knowledge on risk factors, symptoms and intended behavior of women and men towards screening and treatment of cervical cancer in rural Uganda: a cross-sectional study

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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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  • 2022 Citation Impact
    3.8 - 2-year Impact Factor
    4.3 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.166 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.137 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    30 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    150 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
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