Nature Reviews Cancer is 20!

Check out our 20th Anniversary Collection, with anniversary issue contents free to access until Oct 23.


  • An image of a "crab" symbol formed from individual cancer cells

    These Milestones celebrate two decades of breakthroughs in basic, translational and clinical research which have revolutionized our understanding and management of cancer.

  • Image of two people representing an early-career researcher and their mentor

    Nature Reviews Cancer is committed to facilitating training in peer review and to ensuring that everyone involved in our peer-review process is recognised. We have therefore joined an initiative to allow and encourage established referees to involve one early-career researcher in our peer-review process.

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    The Nature Reviews journals present this regularly updated Collection on women's health, with articles featuring in-depth content on the biology & health conditions that affect people with female-specific organs and hormonal cycles.


  • This issue marks the 20th anniversary of Nature Reviews Cancer. On this milestone birthday we both look back on the past 20 years of cancer research and look forward to the future.

  • In this Journal Club, Brian Rivers highlights a study aimed at enhancing the participation of African American patients in cancer clinical trials.

    • Brian M. Rivers
    Journal Club
  • Using zebrafish and human pluripotent stem cell-derived models of melanoma, Baggiolini, Callahan et al. demonstrate that cells expressing progenitor-like programmes and specific chromatin-modifying enzymes are more readily transformed by BRAFV600E.

    • Sarah Seton-Rogers
    Research Highlight
  • Oren et al. developed a lentiviral barcode library, called Watermelon, to characterize the rare population of cycling persister cancer cells that arise during the course of drug treatment and promote tumour relapse.

    • Anna Dart
    Research Highlight
  • Shiao et al. demonstrate that commensal bacteria and fungi have opposing roles to play in the responses of tumours to radiotherapy.

    • Anna Dart
    Research Highlight
Diet and systemic metabolism

Diet and systemic metabolism

This series of articles explores how changes in diet and systemic metabolism can influence tumour development and progression, how this is affected by the presence of metabolic disease and how we can use this knowledge to improve anticancer therapy.

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