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Biology & Life Sciences

Cancer Research

Curated Collections

Cancers figure among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with approximately 14 million new cases and 8.2 million cancer related deaths each year. It is expected that annual cancer cases will rise from 14 million in 2012 to 22 within the next 2 decades. Knowledge about the causes of cancer and interventions to prevent and manage the disease is extensive and is continually growing. Whilst many patients now have improved prognosis if their cancer is detected early and treated adequately, new research is being regularly published on preventing and curing cancer. This Collection highlights some of this research published in PLOS journals over the last few years. 

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Risk factors and stratification
Reproducibility in cancer research
Cancer metabolism and bioenergetics
Immunotherapy
Cancer diagnostics
Clinical research practices
Drug targets and activity
Signaling networks
Mutational analysis
Pathways for DNA damage and repair
Proteomic approaches
Epigenetic regulators
Cancer genetics
Tumor heterogeneity
Virus-associated malignancies
Bacterial and parasitic infection-associated cancers
Methods, tools and resources
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Cancer Immunotherapy Collection

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