The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) have announced their partnership to expand the reach of the Journal of Global Oncology (JGO), a new open-access journal that will focus on cancer care, research, and care delivery issues unique to countries and settings with limited healthcare resources.
It is estimated that today nearly two-thirds of all cancer deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), and this is forecast to increase to 70 percent by 2030. While some journals publish special issues and sections focused on global oncology, JGO will be the first peer-reviewed journal dedicated solely to this area of research.
The partnership between ASCO, which boasts more than 35,000 members around the world, and UICC, whose membership represents more than 800 organisations in 155 countries, will extend the reach of the Journal to a broad international audience. ASCO and UICC will work together to solicit high-quality original research, secure funding, and promote the Journal to their respective networks.
Through this collaboration, ASCO and UICC will meet a growing need for high-quality clinical cancer research in LMICs by providing a peer-review platform focused on the challenges faced by researchers and care providers in these countries.
The Journal of Global Oncology is funded through the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology with the support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Novartis Oncology.
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