Cancer Causes & Control is an international refereed journal that both reports and stimulates new avenues of investigation into the causes, control, and subsequent prevention of cancer. Its multidisciplinary and multinational approach draws together information published in a diverse range of journals.

Coverage extends to variation in cancer distribution within and between populations; factors associated with cancer risk; preventive and therapeutic interventions on a population scale; economic, demographic, and health-policy implications of cancer; and related methodological issues.

Cancer Causes & Control publishes original articles, reviews, short communications, commentaries, opinions, and letters to the editor which have direct relevance to researchers and practitioners working in epidemiology, medical statistics, cancer biology, health education, medical economics and related fields. The journal also provides significant information for government agencies concerned with cancer research, control and policy.

  • Both reports and stimulates new avenues of investigation into the causes, control, and subsequent prevention of cancer
  • Draws together information published in a diverse range of journals
  • Provides significant information for government agencies concerned with cancer research, control and policy
  • 100% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Immaculata De Vivo
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Journal metrics

2.375 (2019)
Impact factor
2.621 (2019)
Five year impact factor
55 days
Submission to first decision
203 days
Submission to acceptance
224,775 (2019)
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Electronic ISSN
1573-7225
Print ISSN
0957-5243
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