(NaturalNews) The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has announced the launch of the world's first peer-reviewed scientific journal dedicated solely to the topic of cancer prevention. Cancer Prevention Research is already accepting submissions for online publication starting in March, with regular monthly print issues to begin circulating in June.
The AACR is both the oldest and largest cancer research organization in the world. In addition to the new Cancer Prevention Research, the association also publishes five other peer-reviewed journals: Cancer Research; Clinical Cancer Research; Molecular Cancer Therapeutics; Molecular Cancer Research; and Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. The association also publishes CR, a magazine where cancer patients, survivors, and their physicians, families and friends can share information on cancer research and advocacy.
In addition to disseminating research through its journal, the AACR also hosts an annual conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research. At the most recent conference in Philadelphia, researchers prevented groundbreaking studies into the cancer-preventive effects of green tea, berry and olive leaf extracts.
With the new journal, the AACR hopes to unify many different kinds of cancer prevention research into one publication.
"In the past, scientists and interested readers have had to parse cancer prevention articles from many other journals, unable to find the full range of prevention research and opinion in one resource," said Scott M. Lippman, editor in chief of the new journal. "The richness and scope of our field now parallel those of mainstream oncology and require this new, centralized home for the wide-ranging literature that supports prevention discovery."
The journal will publish articles in four main categories. Oncogenesis studies will examine the development of cancer on a cellular level; intervention studies will examine both natural and pharmaceutical methods of preventing the development of cancer; while risk assessment and early detection articles will report on research to help in identifying at-risk populations for targeted cancer prevention.