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Cancer control in low- and middle-income countries

Guest Editors:
Lisa A. NewmanWeill Cornell Medicine, United States
Cristina StefanInstitute of Global Health Equity Research, Rwanda
Shenglan TangDuke University, United States

Submission Status: Open until 13 January 2024

Advances in personalized radiotherapy

Guest Editors:
Venkata SK. Manem: University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières, Canada
Farzad Taghizadeh-Hesary: Iran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Submission Status: Open until 31 December 2023

Cancer metabolism

Guest Editors:
Elavarasan Subramani: The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, United States
Marija Traikovic-Arsic: German Cancer Consortium, Germany

Submission Status: Open until 6 December 2023

Advances in pre-clinical cancer models

Guest Editors:
Ryan C. Fields: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, USA
Anna Golebiewska: Luxembourg Institute of Health, Luxembourg

Submission Status: Open until 30 April 2023

Extracellular vesicles in cancer progression

Guest Editors:
Orazio Fortunato:
Tumor Genomic Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Italy
Irina Matei: Weill Cornell Medicine, USA
Chunlin Ou: Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, China

Submission Status: Open until 31 March 2023


Microbiome and cancer - Cross journal collection

Guest editors: Prof. Christopher Staley, Dr. Jacques Ravel and Dr. Sean Devlin. 

Targeted therapies - Cross journal collection

Guest Editors: Prof. Min Li and Dr. Yanis Boumber

Advances in CAR-T immunotherapy - Cross journal collection

Guest Editors: Profs Marko Radic, Djordje Atanackovic and Tim Luetkens


Cross journal collection
Translational Oncology
Guest editor: Prof Tommaso Dragani
Collection published: 28 July 2016


Cross journal collection
Roles of microRNAs and other noncoding RNAs in cancer
Collection published: 26 November 2014


Cross journal collection
Cancer bioinformatics: bioinformatic methods, network biomarkers and precision medicine
Edited by: Xiangdong Wang
Collection published: 1 May 2012


Thematic series
BMC Cancer's 10th anniversary special edition
BMC Cancer
Collection published: 30 November 2011

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 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)

    39 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
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