Collections

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    This new collection of breast cancer papers shows the wide range of clinical studies and translational research published in the British Journal of Cancer. Curated by our Editor-in-Chief, Adrian Harris (University of Oxford), the studies range from the difficult decisions of treating breast cancer, how people respond to a false positive test and to recent advances in BRCA1 and BRCA2 testing. Work on the role of oestrogen receptor status and BRCA2 and new work on triple receptor negative breast cancer, the androgen receptor and long-term outcome is presented. New genotypes and predictors of response to immunotherapy, as well as early phase studies on HDAC inhibitors are described. Although, not a novel agent, the important role of biosimilars is shown, and finally research on myc and metabolism in breast cancer.

    Image: Adrian Harris (University of Oxford)
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    The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was jointly awarded to William G. Kaelin Jr, Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza “for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability”. Collectively, their research led to an understanding of the elegant mechanism cells use to respond to changes in oxygen levels, a fundamental process that underpins normal physiologic functioning and plays a critical role in several diseases, including cancer. Via a combination of oxygen-dependant targeted destruction of the Hypoxia Inducible Factor and modulation of gene expression, cells are equipped to survive in a fluctuating environment. This pioneering research helped pave the way towards a plethora of medications that target this pathway. In celebration of their success, we have featured some of their articles in this collection, which includes content from Oncogene, British Journal of Cancer, Pediatric Research, Gene Therapy, Cell Death and Disease, and the Journal of Human Hypertension.

    Image: Emw [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]
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    September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and in this Collection we highlight a selection of recent papers published in BJC focusing on research into children’s and young people’s cancers covering the epidemiology of cancer occurrence, insights into the molecular mechanisms underlying a variety of cancers affecting children and clinical trials highlighting potential treatments.

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    This Collection highlights the newest top-viewed content from BJC. Updated each month, we hope you enjoy reading this curated list of articles, which features content from across BJC’s six subject categories. BJC aims to serve as a forum for the sharing and discussion of developments in oncology, by publishing significant advances in translational and clinical cancer research, covering all aspects of cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

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    As an international journal, the British Journal of Cancer publishes articles on a wide range of cancer research from across the world. In this the first Regional Collection, we highlight a selection of recently published studies originating from authors residing in Asia, covering a wide range of subjects from clinical trials through to cell-based studies and from a variety of countries including China, Japan and South Korea and Taiwan among others.

    Image: JUAN GAERTNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY; KATERYNA KON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
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    In this collection of papers, we highlight five aspects of the tumour microenvironment.

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    This collection of papers illustrates how a simple indicator of systemic inflammation based on neutrophilia and/or lymphocytopenia can provide prognostic information in a wide range of cancer types.

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    Radiotherapy is a key treatment modality in the clinical management of cancer. Advances in recent years have broadened the tool kit available to oncologists, including the development of proton beam therapy. With several proton beam centres opening globally, this high energy radiotherapy treatment is becoming increasingly accessible. Despite this, several questions remain around how to optimise delivery and support best clinical practice. This collection of articles explores some of the questions surrounding proton beam therapy and discusses recent advances in the delivery of radiotherapy.

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    With an ever-growing body of oncology research, BJC Reviews seek to summarise and condense that information into thought-provoking commentaries. They cover a broad remit of oncology research, from the cellular and molecular events that underpin tumorigenesis and disease progression, to existing and emerging therapeutics and clinical cancer management. Our recent review articles are presented for you in this evolving Collection; we hope you enjoy reading them.

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    Increasing Body Mass Index (BMI) is a growing problem from several perspectives. Although it is well known that tobacco smoking greatly increases cancer risk, today, a higher proportion of the global population is affected by increased BMI, and a developing body of evidence now supports the role played by BMI in the risk of a large number of different cancers.