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Applied Cancer Research is now accepting submissions; please use the online submission system to submit your manuscript. For all enquiries about the journal, please contact: appliedcr@biomedcentral.com.

The publication costs for Applied Cancer Research are currently covered by AC Camargo Cancer Center and therefore no fees for article processing will be charged to authors whose articles are accepted for publication in the journal.

Archival content

Applied Cancer Research, formerly Acta Oncológica Brasileira, was founded in 1975 and transferred to BioMed Central in 2016. An electronic archive of articles published until 2015 can be found here.

Aims and scope

Applied Cancer Research is an open access, peer-reviewed journal focused on clinical, surgical and translational research in the field of oncology. The journal considers for publication original articles addressing genetics, pathology, diagnosis, treatment, patient care, and epidemiology.

As a multidisciplinary journal, Applied Cancer Research aims to be a forum for exchanging relevant information among researchers, health care practitioners and health policy makers, helping them enhance prevention and decrease mortality rates from malignant diseases, improve the management of patients afflicted by them and the quality of life of people during and after treatment.

About the Editor-in-Chief

José Vassallo is Professor of Oncology and consultant in Hematopathology at A. C. Camargo Cancer Center and Professor of Pathology at University of Campinas, Brazil. He received his PhD from University of Münster, Germany; postdoctoral fellowships from University Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier and University of Paris VIII, both in France, as well as from German Cancer Center Research, in Heidelberg. As a researcher, his work has focused on tumoral microenvironment, tumoral immunology, molecular pathology of neoplasia, and oncovirus. See full Editorial Board.

Institutional affiliation


Founded in Sao Paulo in 1953, A. C. Camargo Cancer Center is currently the largest cancer hospital in Latin America as well as a distinguished research and teaching center in oncology. For more info, please visit the institution's website.

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