Cancer (journal)

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Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Discipline Oncology
Language English
Edited by Fadlo R. Khuri (Cancer), Celeste N. Powers (Cancer Cytopathology)
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Biweekly (Cancer) and bimonthly (Cancer Cytopathology)
Cancer: 4.901; Cancer Cytopathology: 3.807
ISSN 0008-543X (print)
1097-0142 (web)
OCLC no. 01553275

Cancer is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by John Wiley & Sons for the American Cancer Society as their official journal. The journal started publication in 1948. Since 1997 one volume per year has the section title Cancer Cytopathology, with volume numbers integrated into those of Cancer and with the same ISSN. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2013 impact factor of 4.901.[1]

The first editor, until 1961, was Fred W. Stewart.

In addition to Original Articles, CANCER publishes other categories including solicited Editorials, Commentaries, Review Articles, and Correspondence. CANCER publishes interdisciplinary oncologic information according to, but not limited to, the following disease sites and disciplines: blood/bone marrow, breast disease, endocrine disorders, epidemiology, gastrointestinal tract, genitourinary disease, gynecologic oncology, head and neck disease, hepatobiliary tract, integrated medicine, lung disease, medical oncology, neuro-oncology, pathology, radiation oncology, and translational research.

CANCER's readership includes medical oncologists, oncologic surgeons, radiologists, gynecologists, pediatric oncologists, urologists, basic scientists in oncology, epidemiologists, pathologists, cytopathologists and cytologic technicians.


  1. ^ "Cancer". 2013 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2014.