Supportive Care in Cancer provides members of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) and all other interested individuals, groups and institutions with the most recent scientific and social information on all aspects of supportive care in cancer patients. The journal primarily covers medical, technical and surgical topics concerning supportive therapy and care which may supplement or substitute basic cancer treatment at all stages of the disease. Nursing, rehabilitative, psychosocial and spiritual issues of support are also covered.

Supportive Care in Cancer is ranked #2 in the Google Scholar H-5 Index of Hospice and Palliative Care, with a 2019 H-5 Index of 51.

99% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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  • Fred Ashbury
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2.635 (2019)
Impact factor
2.950 (2019)
Five year impact factor
67 days
Submission to first decision
151 days
Submission to acceptance
889,142 (2019)
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1433-7339
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0941-4355
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