Blood Cancer Awareness Month: highlighting our open access blood cancer research
To mark Blood Cancer Awareness Month, our editors across a number of open access oncology journals have developed a collection of articles to showcase some of the latest research in the field. We’ve also created a blood cancer morphology quiz to help visualize the different types of blood cancers. Let us know what you think of the research or the quiz @OncoBioMed #BloodCancerAwarenessMonth.
September marks Blood Cancer Awareness Month. In recognition of this, we are proud to present some of our research on blood cancer that has been published within the open access oncology journal portfolio.
Blood cancer encompasses many different hematological disorders that affect the blood, bone marrow and/or lymphatic system. The different types of blood cancer can be grouped into the following categories: leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma. It is estimated that in the US, a person is diagnosed with blood cancer every three minutes. Leukemia is a global problem and is currently ranked the 13th most common cancer worldwide.
As a global health issue, continued research on blood cancer is of paramount significance with particular reference to risk assessment and prognostics, diagnostics, genetics, clinical trials and therapeutics. The articles in this collection have been curated by our oncology journal editors and include some of the latest research in the field in each of these categories.
Kerri joined Springer Nature in 2017 as a Journal Development Editor, having previously worked as a Specialist Biomedical Scientist at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. Kerri currently manages seven Oncology titles across BMC and Nature.