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Applied Cancer Research

Featured: Hypoxia and lipid metabolism in patients with colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a neoplasia with high incidence and mortality rates. It has been suggested that the inflammatory response is an important CRC prognostic factor. The disordered and accelerated proliferation of neoplastic cells decreases the oxygen and nutrient supply, generating a microenvironment characterized by hypoxia, necrosis and inflammation. This study by Dr. Adriano Carneiro da Costa et al. aimed to evaluate the impact of factors associated with hypoxia.


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

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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 an international reference center in oncology, with over 5,000 employees, in addition to 700 doctors and multidisciplinary specialists, 270 residents and 238 students enrolled in our master's and PhD courses. For more info, please visit the institution's website.

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2016 Journal Metrics

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    35 days from acceptance to publication

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