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Call for papers – Precision Oncology

Precision oncologyWe are pleased to announce a new cross-journal thematic series on ‘Precision Oncology’ across a number of BMC journals within the oncology portfolio to help bring together the latest research on precision oncology.

The thematic series is now open for submission of original research and review articles - for further information about this series please click here.

Featured Article: Thyroid cancer risk in airline cockpit and cabin crew: a meta-analysis

Thyroid cancer risk in aircrewIdentifying the risk of cancer caused by flight is somewhat of an ambiguous research field. In this review G. Liu et al. address the question of whether airline crew have an elevated risk of thyroid cancer compared to the general population by performing a meta-analysis of the results of eight studies, to include a study population of over 240,000 aircrew members.

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Click here to access the corresponding blog for this article which further discusses the contradicting literature and the importance of reporting negative results.


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Aims and scope

Cancers of the Head & Neck is an open access, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing articles on pre-clinical and translational research, as well as research related to the clinical management of head and neck cancers. This includes cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, paranasal sinuses, nasal cavity and salivary glands. Articles related to the etiology, pathophysiology, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship of these cancers are all considered.


Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    76 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    61 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    115 days from submission to acceptance
    22 days from acceptance to publication

    24 Altmetric Mentions