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Oncortarget is Using Education as a Tool to Fight Cancer


Cancer is a menace that is not new to this evolving world and for many years has caused suffering among many of its patients. Cancer occurs when a group of diseases that involve abnormal cell growth with a potential of spreading throughout the body emerge. That is why scientists all over the globe came up with Oncology. Oncology is a branch of science that conducts thorough research on cancer and its causative agents. Oncology is basically a wide term that can be divided into 3 subdivisions namely; surgical oncology, radiation oncology, and medical oncology.In oncology, the medical expert commonly referred to as an oncologist, carries out intensive research on the prevention, diagnosis, and cure of cancerous cells. Oncology basically involves numerous tests that try to study the abnormal growth and ways to deal with it. MRI, Tumour markers, CT Scans and TNM staging are some of the significant test carried out in the process of studying cancer.

This is where Oncortarget comes in to help patients and every other person gain more knowledge and insight about this menace, cancer. Established in 2010, Oncortarget, issued weekly, is a peer reviewed medical journal that covers everything about oncology. Blagosklonny Mikhail and Andrei V. Gudkov are the editors in chief of Oncortarget, a journal published in English by Impact Journals.Oncortarget itself is a term that includes everything to do with molecules, pathways, and functions of the cell common in cancer and aging. With this, an Oncortarget main objective is to help cancer patients together with the cancer experts to deal with and overcome the disease. Oncortarget does this by allowing every information gathered or collected by any researcher is shared quickly to others so that it may be used by many. Oncortarget also tries to do this by eliminating borders between specialties and link different fields of biomedical science.

Under experts like Mikhail Blagosklonny and Andrei V. Gudkov, Oncortarget, hopes that all researchers contribute to the progress of science and people live a life without illnesses. Andrei V. Gudkov, for instance, is a prominent researcher in the field of cancer who holds both a Ph.D. and a Doctorate in Science. Andrei V. Gudkov is currently working at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute. At Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Andrei Gudkov is responsible for building and translating research strengths of the Cell Stress Biology Program. This simply entails research on DNA damage and repair, photodynamic therapy and immune modulation, among others.Oncortarget has been gaining popularity over the few years of its existence and Oncortarget’s team attributes this to the numerous peer reviews. Oncortarget team says that multiple peer review that is insightful and constructive has made the journal’s authors increase the impact of their research. Due to this Oncortarget, has also decided to talk about topics outside Oncology. Some of these topics include; Metabolism, Cardiology, Neuroscience and many others. At this pace, Oncortarget will truly change the lives of many across the globe.

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