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Our 2022 collections

Cell competition in tumorigenesis

Survival of the fittest! Sadly this also applies to cancer cells. It is anticipated that strategies pinpointing competitive cell interactions in various phases and microenvironments of cancers might help to suppress cancer initiation, expansion, and progression. This cross-journal collection includes original articles focusing on tumor cell competition research.


Onco-proteogenomics has great promise and holds the key in improving our understanding of cancer biology and it is anticipated that the routine utilization of this integrated omics approach would become one of the gold standards of precision oncology. This cross-journal collection includes original articles focusing on cancer proteogenomics research.

Polyploid giant cancer cells

Polyploid giant cancer cells (PGCCs), as a subset of cells among the tumor cell populations, can arise in response to therapy-induced stress. Upon stress cessation, PGCCs could eventually generate more aggressive progeny that repopulate the tumor, resembling the properties of cancer stem cells. It is hoped that advancing our knowledge in this area could help to identify the vulnerabilities of PGCCs to improve the therapeutic efficacy. This cross-journal collection will include original articles focusing on polyploid giant cancer cell research.


Announcing the launch of In Review

Cancer Cell International, in partnership with Research Square, is now offering In Review. Authors choosing this free optional service will be able to:

  • Share their work with fellow researchers to read, comment on, and cite even before publication
  • Showcase their work to funders and others with a citable DOI while it is still under review
  • Track their manuscript - including seeing when reviewers are invited, and when reports are received 

Aims and scope

Cancer Cell International publishes articles on all aspects of cancer cell biology originating from work using laboratory experimentation. Read more here.


Yasumasa Kato, Ohu University, Japan
Andy TY Lau, Shantou University Medical College, China

Celebrating 20 years

2021 marked the 20th year since Cancer Cell International published its very first articles. To mark the occasion, we're looking back at the journal's milestone achievements and highlighting some of the best content from the past 20 years.

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