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NEW: Cancer therapy: KRAS targeted therapies

Guest Edited by Biswarup Saha and Hitendra Singh Solanki

NEW: Hyperthermia therapy for cancer

Guest Edited by Arlene Oei and Grace Tan

NEW: Rare cancers

Guest Edited by Atif A. Ahmed and Bruna Samia Dalmasso 

NEW: Viral carcinogenesis

Guest Edited by Julian Naipauer

Editors' Picks

New Content ItemDiagnostic potential of exosomal extracellular vesicles in oncology

New Content ItemNanoLuc Binary Technology as a methodological approach: an important new tool for studying the localization of androgen receptor and androgen receptor splice variant V7 homo and heterodimers

New Content ItemComparing the efficacy of a multi-dimensional breast cancer rehabilitation programme versus a home-based exercise programme during adjuvant cancer treatment

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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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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

Testicular Cancer Prevention Month

July - Sarcoma Awareness Month

Testicular Cancer Prevention Month runs for the whole of April. We hope you will enjoy reading the following article recently published in BMC Cancer supporting the choice of an active surveillance strategy for the majority of CSI GCC patients.

New Content ItemExcellent survival in relapsed stage I testicular cancer

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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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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 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 
    3,975 Altmetric mentions 

Peer-review Terminology

  • The following summary describes the peer review process for this journal:

    Identity transparency: Single anonymized

    Reviewer interacts with: Editor

    Review information published: Review reports. Reviewer Identities reviewer opt in. Author/reviewer communication

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