Journal History

2009 Inaugural issue was released, initially published as a quarterly journal.
2013 Indexed by PubMed (NLM) and Scopus.
2015 Changed to publish in article number order instead of in page range order.
2016 Changed to a monthly publication schedule. The Travel Awards project was launched to support young researchers in the field. The journal Twitter account was established.
2017 Covered by the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE).
2018 Cancers received a first Impact Factor of 5.326. The journal ranks 44/222 (Q1) in the 'Oncology' category.
2019

Cancers received an Impact Factor of 6.162. The journal ranks 31/229 (Q1) in the 'Oncology' category in JCR.
Cancers published more than 2000 papers in the year of 2019.

Cancers became an affiliated journal of Signal Transduction Society (STS).

2020

Cancers established the following topical sections:
Molecualr Cancer Biology
Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy
Cancer Biomarkers
Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention
Cancer Pathophysiology
Tumor Microenvironment
Cancer Causes, Screening and Diagnosis
Cancer Nursing and Care
Cancer Therapy
Clinical Trials of Cancer
Systematic Review or Meta-Analysis in Cancer Research
Methods and Technologies Development
Cancer Informatics and Big Data

Cancers announced the Outstanding Reviewer Awards and Young Investigator Awards

2021 Cancers starts to be published semi-monthly online since January 2021.

Editors-in-Chief

2009–October 2015 Founding Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Robert H. Weiss
December 2015–Present Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Samuel C. Mok
January 2016–Present Associate Editor: Prof. Dr. David Wong
December 2017–Present Associate Editor: Dr. Deepak Nagrath
April 2020-Present Section EiC Dr. Carlos S. Moreno
May 2020–Present Associate Editor: Prof. Dr. Mary Frances McMullin
May 2020-Present  Associate Section EiC Dr. Subree Subramanian
August 2020-Present Section EiC Prof. Dr. Donat Kögel
August 2020-Present Section EiC Dr. Barbara Wegiel
August 2020-Present Section EiC Prof. Dr. Eduardo Nagore
September 2020-Present Section EiC Dr. Nicola Amodio
September 2020-Present Section EiC Prof. Dr. Sanjay Gupta
September 2020-Present Associate Section EiC Prof. Dr. Dario Marchetti
September 2020-Present Associate Section EiC Dr. Giovanna Tosato
September 2020-Present Section EiC Dr. Kevin Camphausen
September 2020-Present Section EiC Prof. Dr. Alexandre Escargueil
September 2020-Present Section EiC Prof. Dr. Massimo Di Maio
September 2020-Present Section EiC Prof. Dr. Fiona M. Lyng
September 2020-Present Section EiC Dr. Jason Roszik
September 2020-Present Associate Section EiC Dr. J. Chad Brenner
October 2020-Present Section EiC Prof. Dr. Massoud Mirshahi
January 2021-Present Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Antoine Italiano
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