Skip to Main Content


Skip Nav Destination

Journal Sections

Cancer Discovery is the one-stop source for information in cancer science and medicine. The journal features the following sections:


Our full-time editors cover breaking field related news, including stories about funding, government and policy, industry, technology, business, and innovations in the world of cancer science and medicine. This section keeps researchers abreast of happenings in the field.

Research Watch

In an effort to keep readers informed, the journal also features short summaries of select research articles published in other journals. These research articles are highlighted based on their potential impact on and relevance to the study of cancer.


The journal publishes commentaries and perspectives written by distinguished researchers in the field that break down complex ideas and provide context to the topic being covered. Types of views are listed below.

In The Spotlight: Expert opinions on original research in Cancer Discovery or other journals in the field.

In Focus: Critical commentaries on topics of interest to the cancer research community.

Prospective: Candid discussions about the challenges and limitations facing the research and medical communities, along with speculation on ways to overcome these barriers.

Letter to the Editor: Scholarly and insightful notes from readers that offer a different perspective on articles recently published in Cancer Discovery.

Mini Reviews

These comprehensive overviews highlight rapidly developing aspects of the field. Topics covered in Mini Reviews are narrower in scope than those covered in full-length articles.


These authoritative overviews of timely subjects include examinations into how the topic relates to the current state of cancer research and the potential impact on future research and/or treatment.

Research Briefs

Research Briefs are peer-reviewed reports, such as early clinical data or discovery-based studies, that are not sufficiently developed for publication as Research Articles but have the potential to make a significant impact on research and/or patient care.

Research Articles

Peer-reviewed Research Articles have broad impact on and exceptional significance across the fields of basic, translational, clinical, and epidemiologic cancer research as well as cancer prevention research.

Close Modal

or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal