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Featured Review: Effects of short-term fasting on cancer treatment

FR: Fasting imageGrowing preclinical evidence shows that short-term fasting (STF) protects from toxicity while enhancing the efficacy of a variety of chemotherapeutic agents in the treatment of various tumour types. STF reinforces stress resistance of healthy cells, while tumor cells become even more sensitive to toxins, perhaps through shortage of nutrients to satisfy their needs in the context of high proliferation rates and/or loss of flexibility to respond to extreme circumstances. In humans, STF may be a feasible approach to enhance the efficacy and tolerability of chemotherapy. Clinical research evaluating the potential of STF is in its infancy. This review focuses on the molecular background, current knowledge and clinical trials evaluating the effects of STF in cancer treatment. Preliminary data show that STF is safe, but challenging in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. Ongoing clinical trials need to unravel if STF can also diminish toxicity and increase efficacy of chemotherapeutic regimes in daily practice.  

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Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research is an online peer-reviewed journal that provides a high-quality forum for all aspects of basic, clinical and translational work in oncology.

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Mauro Castelli, Regina Elena National Cancer Institute, Italy

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Call for Papers: Hypoxia and Tumors

Hypoxia and Tumors © royaltystockphoto / FotoliaJournal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research is delighted to announce the launch of a new thematic series covering the hot topic of Hypoxia and Tumors.

The Special Issue will accept Research Articles and Reviews regarding the latest highlights on the role of hypoxia in all aspects of tumor progression, including therapy resistance and metastases. Submit here.

Submission opens: 1st December 2019
Submission deadline: 31st December 2020

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Recognising Editorial Excellence

SN Editorial Excellence badgeJournal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research is a top rated Springer Nature journal. Prof. Mauro Castelli and the editorial team performed in the top percentile of journals based on data collected from the Journal Author Satisfaction Survey. We are recognising extraordinary editors for their commitment and passion to their journals. Read more about editorial excellence here.

Impact of COVID-19 on journal operations

COVID-19As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

We are trying our best to work through this crisis as efficiently and effectively as possible and thank you for your support and patience during these challenging times.

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Celebrating the 10th anniversary partnership with BMC

JECCR 10 years​​​​​​​2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the partnership between the Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research and BMC.

Over the past decade, the journal has established itself among some of the top Oncology titles in Journal Citation Reports. Click here to look back at some of the journal’s milestone achievements and best content from the past 10 years.

Reviewer Acknowledgement and New Recruitment

The Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research would like to thank all of our reviewers who have contributed to the journal and is looking for new reviewers to assess manuscripts. For consideration, please send your CV with keywords and expertise to jeccreditorial@gmail.com

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Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research has been publishing since 1982.  Prior to publishing with BioMed Central from 2008, Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research was published in print.  For enquiries about previous content, please contact us on: 

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