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Cancer Science

Cancer Science  
Former names
Japanese Journal of Cancer Research, Gann
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Cancer Sci.
Discipline Oncology
Language English
Edited by Yusuke Nakamura
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Monthly
ISSN 1347-9032 (print)
1349-7006 (web)
LCCN 2003243167
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Cancer Science is a peer-reviewed medical journal covering research in Oncology, which is monthly published by Wiley-Blackwellon behalf of the Japanese Cancer Association. First published in 1907, the journal continues to publish original articles, editorials, and letters to the editor, describing original research in the fields of basic, translational and clinical cancer research. The editor-in-chief is Yusuke Nakamura (University of Chicago).[1]


Cancer Science aims to present research that has a significant clinical impact on oncologists or that may alter the disease concept of a tumor. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2013 impact factor of 3.534, ranking it 68 out of 202 journals in the category Oncology.[2]

Subject categories include:

  • Basic and Clinical Immunology
  • Carcinogenesis
  • Cell, Molecular, and Stem Cell Biology
  • Clinical Research
  • Drug Discovery and Delivery
  • Epidemiology and Prevention
  • Genetics, Genomics, and Proteomics
  • Inflammation and Virology
  • Pathology


Cancer Science (formerly Japanese journal of cancer research) is one of the oldest periodicals in the world devoted to the publication of papers in the field of cancer research.[3] The journal was established in 1907 by Katsusaburō Yamagiwa, Professor of Pathology at the University of Tokyo, who first produced tumors in animals by painting tar on their skin. In 1908, he joined the Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research as the first President, and the journal became the official journal of the foundation.[4] The journal was transferred to the Japanese Cancer Association in 1941 and able to continue its work throughout the Second World War.[5] The name of the journal was changed from Japanese journal of cancer research to Cancer Science in 2003.[6]

Association awards

Cancer Science Young Scientists Award for researchers in Asia was established for the development of young researchers from the Asia region in the area of cancer research.[7]

The 2013 Young Scientists Award Awardees: Tong-You W. Wei and Peng Cheng

The 2014 Young Scientists Award Awardees: Yan Lu,Xiao-Bing Wang and Atit Silsirivanit


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