Clinical cancer genetics has now matured to a truly multidisciplinary medical discipline in which clinical and molecular geneticists work with clinical and medical oncologists as well as with psycho-social workers.

Due to the multidisciplinary nature of clinical cancer genetics most papers are currently being published in a wide variety of journals on epidemiology, oncology and genetics. Familial Cancer provides a forum bringing these topics together, focusing on the interests and needs of the clinician.

The journal concentrates on clinical cancer genetics. Most major areas in the field are included, such as epidemiology of familial cancer, molecular analysis and diagnosis, clinical expression, treatment and prevention, counseling and the health economics of familial cancer.

Familial Cancer publishes Original Articles, Reviews, Short Communications, Book Reviews, and Letters to the Editor.

  • Encompasses all aspects of hereditary cancer of interest to the clinician, geneticist, psychosocial worker, surgical and medical oncologist
  • Coverage includes epidemiology of familial cancer, molecular analysis and diagnosis, clinical expression, treatment and prevention, counseling and the health economics of familial cancer
  • Supporting Societies and Divisions: International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours (InSIGHT) and The Breast Cancer Linkage Consortium (BCLC)

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  • Fred H. Menko,
  • Hans Vasen
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

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1.760 (2019)
Impact factor
1.902 (2019)
Five year impact factor
34 days
Submission to first decision
151 days
Submission to acceptance
91,831 (2019)

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    • Pål Møller
    • Julian Sampson
    • Toni Seppälä
    • Content type: Letter to the Editor

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