World Cancer Day: Research Awareness

Health organisations and medical specialists from across the globe have come together to promote World Cancer Day

04 February 2018

Health organisations and medical specialists from across the globe have come together to promote World Cancer Day [February 4, 2018], an annual international campaign coordinated by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).

This day of activations aims to raise awareness of the disease and the progress being made in its identification and therapy. IntechOpen, the first native scientific publisher of Open Access books, celebrates contributions of its scientific authors who are growing body of knowledge in the oncology field by delivering high quality open access research.

These peer-reviewed publications draw together data relevant for healthcare professionals, oncologists and academic researchers, including insights into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The aim is to cultivate a greater understanding of one of the world’s most lethal medical conditions.

IntechOpen’s books and chapters on oncology answer scientific community’s needs for open access research. They examine a wide range of cancer-related topics including tumour types, the issues surrounding metastasis and the risks associated with lifestyle and environmental factors.

For example, A Global Scientific Vision - Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Lung Cancer, edited by Marta Adonis, gives information related to the relationship between lung cancer and smoking habit, the role of image technology for its diagnosis, and a molecular vision of prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Breast Cancer - From Biology to Medicine, edited by Phuc Van Pham, discusses some new diagnostic methods and updated therapies from surgery, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, immunotherapy, radiotherapy as well as some complementary techniques.

In Cancer Stem Cells - The Cutting Edge Professor Stanley Shostak summarizes the work of cancer researchers and oncologists at leading universities and hospitals around the world, from theory and models to specific applications (glioma).

Browse our books to see the full range of cancer-related academic papers and to discover how academics and researchers can become involved in helping develop this open access body of knowledge. In addition, if you would like to expand your research paper, you can submit a proposal for a chapter here where within the oncology category, you’ll see the following open projects:

  • Brain Tumor
  • Breast Cancer and Surgery
  • Cancer Metastasis
  • Cancer Prognosis
  • Cancer Survivorship
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Radiologic Pathology of Breast Diseases