Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment (TCRT) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal which focuses on developments in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of cancer. Please see the Aims and Scope tab for further information.
This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
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As part of the manuscript submission process, authors can request a full Technical Edit of their manuscript to take place after peer review. For articles opting to receive a Technical Edit, the APC is currently 3600 USD (+VAT where applicable*).
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Why Publish Open Access with TCRT
- Visibility and Impact: Anyone anywhere in the world can read, use and cite your research
- Rigorous Standards: Double-blind peer review policy
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- Flexibility: No page limits or page charges, and authors can publish full data sets, figures, tables, etc
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This journal changed its publication mode from subscription to open access in 2016.
Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment (TCRT) is a JCR-ranked, broad-scoped, open access, peer-reviewed publication whose aim is to provide researchers and clinicians with a platform to share and discuss developments in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of cancer.
Article Types and Topics of Interest
TCRT welcomes original research (both basic and clinical studies), reviews, and commentaries. We encourage submissions relating to advances in the following areas:
|Preventative or Diagnostic
Treatment or Monitoring
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|Genggeng Qin, MD, PhD||Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, China|
|Masayuki Tsuneki||Medmain Research, Medmain Inc., Japan|
|J.T. Efird, PhD||Computational Sciences at Cooperative Studies Epidemiology Program, Durham (Duke) VA Healthcare System, USA|
|Jian-Guo Zhou, MD||Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Germany|
|Timo L.M. Ten Hagen, PhD||Erasmus MC, Netherlands|
|Yoed Rabin, DSc||Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA|
|Dong Wang, PhD||Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China|
|Satiro De Oliveira, MD||David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA|
|Xiaotao Jiang, PhD||Southern Medical University, China|
|Sandeep Kumar, PhD||The University of Illinois at Chicago, USA|
|Qian Xiao, PhD||Yale School of Medicine, USA|
|Xiance Jin, PhD||The First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, China|
|Kujtim Latifi, PhD||Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL USA|
|Qianqian Ni, PhD||Medical School of Nanjing University, China|
|Paolo Spinnato, MD||IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Italy|
|Ioannis Tsougos, MSc, PhD||University of Thessaly, Greece|
|Yu-Dong Xiao, MD, PhD||Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, China|
|Yidong Yang, PhD, DABR||University of Science and Technology of China, China|
|Xin Zhang, PhD||Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA|
|Raghavendiran Boopathy PhD, DABR||Oregon Health and Science University, USA|
|Fayçal Kharfi, DSc||Ferhat Abbas Setif1 University, Algeria|
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|Yixiang Liao, PhD||Rush University Medical Center, USA|
|Xinye Ni, PhD||Nanjing Medical University, China|
|Zhilei L. Shen, PhD, DABR||University of Southern California, USA|
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|Zhong Feng Gao, PhD||Linyi University, China|
|Qingyu Lin, PhD||Sichuan University, China|
|Chuanbin Mao, PhD||University of Oklahoma, USA|
|Caroline Palm Apergi, PhD||Karolinska Institutet, Sweden|
|Tin Wui Wong, PhD||Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia|
|Shigao Huang, PhD||University of Macau, China|
|Robert Griffin, PhD||University of Arkansas, Little Rock|
|Francesco Giurazza, MD, PhD, EBIR||Cardarelli Hospital of Naples, Italy|
|Xi Yang, MD, PhD||Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center, China|
|Baoshe Zhang, PhD||University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA|
|Stephen Ahn, MD, PhD||The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, South Korea|
|Davide Campobasso, MD||University Hospital of Parma, Italy|
|Chih-Yen Chien, MD, FACS||Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, Taiwan|
|Bo Deng, MD, PhD||Daping Hospital, Army Medical University, China|
|Cheng-Maw Ho, MD, PhD||National Taiwan University Hospital and College of Medicine, Taiwan|
|Wenjun Mao, MD, PhD||The Affiliated Wuxi People's Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, China|
|Antonio Sterpetti, MD||Sapienza University of Rome, Italy|
|Truls E. Bjerklund Johansen, PhD||Oslo University Hospital, Norway|
|Maja Cemazar, PhD||Institute of Oncology, Ljubljana, Slovenia|
|Shiekh Tanveer Ahmad, MS, PhD||St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, USA|
|Mumtaz Anwar, PhD||University of Illinois at Chicago, USA|
|Marc D. Basson, MD, PhD||University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, ND, USA|
|Parthasarathy Chandrakesan, PhD||University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, USA|
|Rohit Gundamaraju, PhD||University of Tasmania, Australia|
|Xiaoyang Li MD, PhD||National Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, China|
|Huanliang Liu, MD, PhD||The Sixth Affiliated Hospital Sun Yat-sen University, China|
|Zukile Mbita, PhD||University of Limpopo, South Africa|
|Yiqing Tian, MM, MD||Xinyi People's Hospital, China|
|Omkara L. Veeranki, DVM, PhD||The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA|
|Marco A. Velasco-Velazquez, PhD||National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico|
|Liang Wang, MD, PhD||China Medical University, China|
|Yihong Wang, MD, PhD||Brown University, USA|
|Zhijie Xu, MD, PhD||Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, China|
|Yuanliang Yan, PhD||Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, China|
|Abass Alavi, MD||Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, USA|
|Robert Alfano, PhD||The City College Of New York, CUNY|
|Filippo Alongi, MD||Sacro Cuore Don Calabria Hospital, Negrar-Verona, Italy|
|Mario Ammirati, MD, MBA||St. Rita Medical Center/Mercy Health, Lima OH, USA|
|John G. Baust, PhD||State University of New York, Binghamton, USA|
|Stewart Becker, PhD||New York University, Langone Medical Center, USA|
|Dzevad Belkic, PhD||Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden|
|Karen Belkic, MD, PhD||Claremont Graduate University, California, USA|
|Seetharam Bhat, MCh||Global Robotics Institute, Florida, USA|
|Max K. Bulsara, PhD||The University of Notre Dame, Australia|
|George A. Calin, MD, PhD||The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA|
|Jeffrey J. Chalmers, PhD||Ohio State University, Columbus, USA|
|Yong-zi Chen, PhD||Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital, China|
|Gregory Czarnota, MD, PhD||Sunnybrook Research Institute, University of Toronto, Canada|
|Hadassa Degani, PhD||The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel|
|Ayman El-Baz, PhD||University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA|
|Adel K. El-Naggar, MD, PhD||The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA|
|Ammad A. Farooqi, PhD||Institute of Biomedical and Genetic Engineering (IBGE), Pakistan|
|Antonella Fogliata, PhD||Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Bellinzona, Switzerland|
|Andrew A. Gage, MD||State University of New York, Buffalo, USA|
|Roberto Gambari, PhD||University of Ferrara, Italy|
|A.H. Gandjbakhche, PhD||National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA|
|Uwe Haberkorn, PhD||University of Heidelberg, Germany|
|Garret M. Hampton, PhD||Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation, California, USA|
|Samir Hanash, MD, PhD||Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Washington, USA|
|Richard Heller, PhD||Old Dominion University, Virginia|
|Dwight Heron, MD||University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pennsylvania, USA|
|David Isaacson, PhD||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York|
|Samie R. Jaffrey, MD, PhD||Cornell University, New York, USA|
|Kewal K. Jain, MD||Pharmabiotech, Switzerland|
|Wei-Lin Jin, MD||Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China|
|Tomas Kron, PhD||Peter MacCallum Cancer Center, Australia|
|David Larson, MD, PhD||University of California, San Francisco, USA|
|Frederick Locke, MD||Moffitt Cancer Center, Florida|
|Jay Loeffler, MD, FACR, FASTRO||Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA|
|Kenneth Lundstrom, PhD||PanTherapeutics, Switzerland|
|Lijun Ma, PhD||University of California, San Francisco, USA|
|Paola Maycotte, PhD||Centro de Investigación Biomédica de Oriente, Puebla, Mexico|
|Paulette McCormick, PhD||University at Albany - SUNY, New York, USA|
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|Arlan H. Mintz, MD||University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Filippo Molinari, PhD||Politecnico di Torino, Italy|
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|Yong Peng, PhD||Sichuan University, China|
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|Tomasz Piotrowski, PhD, DSc||Greater Poland Cancer Center, Poznan, Poland|
|Veena N. Rao, PhD||Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA|
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|Thomas Reid, MD||National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, USA|
|David Roberge, MD||McGill University, Canada|
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|Daniel Scherman, PhD||INSERM, France|
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|Eva M. Sevick-Muraca, PhD||University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston, USA|
|Richard Simpson, PhD||University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA|
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|Luis Souhami, MD||McGill University, Canada|
|Gunnar Steineck, MD, PhD||University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden|
|H. Cuneyt Ulutin, MD, PhD||Yeni Yuzyil University, Turkey|
|Xiaoying Wang, PhD||Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin, China|
|James S. Welsh, MS, MD, FARCO||Stritch School of Medicine Loyola University- Chicago, USA|
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|Sue S. Yom, MD, PhD||University of California, San Francisco, USA|
|Cedric Yu, PhD||University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA|
|Wenwei Yu, PhD||Chiba University, Japan|
|Baohong Yuan, PhD||University of Texas at Arlington, USA|
|Ning J. Yue, PhD, FAAPM||Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Jersey, USA|
|Marco Zaider, PhD||Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA|
|Nikolai Zhelev, PhD, CBiol, EurProBiol||The University of Dundee, UK|
|Abdullah Faruk Zorlu, MD||Hacettepe University, Turkey|
|Francisco Arenas-Huertero, PhD||Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gómez, Mexico|
|Nrusingh C. Biswal, PhD, DABR||Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA|
|Michael D. Chuong, MD||Baptist Health South Florida, Miami Cancer Institute, Florida, USA|
|Selma Corovic, PhD||University of Ljubljana, Slovenia|
|Lui Ng, PhD||Hong Kong University, Hong Kong, China|
|Chun-Chien Shieh, PhD||The University of Sydney, Australia|
|Govindarajan Srimathveeravalli, PhD||Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA|
|Miguel Ángel Velázquez Flores, DSc||Instituto Mexicano Del Seguro Social, Mexico|
|Chunhao Wang, PhD||Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA|
|Ching-Feng Weng, PhD||University of Maryland at Baltimore, USA|
|Wenhui Yi, PhD||Xi’an Jiaotong University, China|
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This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.
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and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals formulated by the International Committee of
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- What do we publish?
3.1 Aims & scope
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3.2.5 Validation Studies
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4.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
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4.7 Clinical Trials
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- Preparing your manuscript
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8.4 Promoting your article
- Further information
Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment is an open access, peer reviewed journal. Each article
accepted by peer review is made freely available online immediately upon publication, is published
under a Creative Commons license and will be hosted online in perpetuity. Publication costs of the
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(APC) is payable. This APC covers the cost of publication and ensures that your article will be freely
available online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons license.
The article processing charge (APC) is currently $2,300 USD (+VAT where applicable*).
As part of the manuscript submission process, authors can request a full Technical Edit of their manuscript to take place after peer review. For articles opting to receive a Technical Edit, the APC is $3,600 USD (+VAT where applicable*).
Before submitting your manuscript to Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment, please
ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.
Original, in-depth, research articles must follow the Aims & Scope of TCRT with emphasis on prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of cancer. Research articles must have the potential for clinical application. For bioinformatics studies, external clinical validation is expected. For in vitro studies, a molecular mechanism should be presented. TCRT does not impose word or figure limits, but does reserve the right to ask for manuscripts to be edited and/or shortened.
Review Articles should report on the existing state of understanding in a specific
research area and/or topic. TCRT does not impose word or figure limits but does
reserve the right to ask for manuscripts to be edited and/or shortened.
Opinion Pieces should not exceed four printed pages. Papers in this section should
present a new vision or perspective of recent developments. They may also critically
address recent publications from any journal. In the latter case, the criticized authors
will be given a chance to write a prompt response. Articles in this section should address
unsolved controversies arising in current research.
Letters to the Editor should consist of one or two paragraphs totaling no more than 500 words,
no abstract, no subheadings and fewer than 8 references (one author, et al., no titles). If an
abstract is included, it will automatically be made the first paragraph. Letters should not include
figures or research material. Letters to the editor are not charged an APC.
A letter to the editor is a brief communication that addresses the contents of a published article.
Its purpose is to make corrections, provide alternative viewpoints, or offer counter-arguments. Avoid
logical fallacies and ad hominem attacks. Letters to the editor must be written in a professional tone
and include references to support all claims if appropriate.
Validation or Replication studies can be submitted to the journal. These should be carried out to validate that a scientific finding is accurate, reliable and reproducible. These may be written in the style of a Brief Communication or a Research Paper with a brief introduction.
The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to
When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title,
keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search
engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article,
write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway:
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The journal’s policy is to have manuscripts reviewed by two expert reviewers. Technology in
Cancer Research & Treatment utilizes a double-blind peer review process in which the reviewer
and authors’ names and information are withheld from the other. All manuscripts are reviewed
as rapidly as possible while maintaining rigor. Reviewers make comments to the author and
recommendations to the Managing Editor who then makes the final decision.
**When uploading your manuscript, please make sure no identifying information is included
in the main document, including in the acknowledgments, funding and conflict of interest
statements. If any of these statements contain identifying information, please put the
statements on the title page.
Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment is committed to delivering high quality, fast peer review
for your paper, and as such has partnered with Publons. Publons is a third party service
that seeks to track, verify and give credit for peer review. Reviewers for Technology in Cancer
Research & Treatment can opt in to Publons in order to claim their reviews or have them
automatically verified and added to their reviewer profile. Reviewers claiming credit for their
review will be associated with the relevant journal, but the article name, reviewer’s decision and
the content of their review is not published on the site. For more information visit the Publons
The Editor or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for
possible publication in the journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by
alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor/Board member will have no
involvement in the decision-making process.
Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing
authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed
to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.
The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all
(i) Made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work; or acquisition,
analysis or interpretation of data,
(ii) Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
(iii) Approved the version to be published,
(iv) Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public
responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.
Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. Each author should have
participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the
When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the
individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully
meet the criteria for authorship.
Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone
does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for
authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section. Please refer to the International
Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines for more information on
All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgments section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.
Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.
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Where an individual who is not listed as an author submits a manuscript on behalf of the author(s), a statement must be included in the Acknowledgements section of the manuscript and in the accompanying cover letter. The statements must:
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Where appropriate, SAGE reserves the right to deny consideration to manuscripts submitted by a third party rather than by the authors themselves.
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Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.
It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.
Please supply any personal acknowledgments separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.
Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in
a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements
page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in
the event of funding, or state: This research received no specific grant from any funding
agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.
It is the policy of Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment to require a declaration of
conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated
pages of all published articles.
Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of
your manuscript, after any acknowledgments and prior to the references. If no conflict exists,
please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’.
For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations.
Medical research involving human subjects must be conducted according to the World Medical
Association Declaration of Helsinki.
Submitted manuscripts should conform to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct,
Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, and all papers
reporting animal and/or human studies must state in the methods section that the relevant
Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board provided (or waived) approval. Please ensure
that you have provided the full name and institution of the review committee, in addition to the
For research articles, authors are also required to state in the methods section whether participants
rovided informed consent and whether the consent was written or verbal.
Information on informed consent to report individual cases or case series should be included in the
manuscript text. A statement is required regarding whether written informed consent for patient information
and images to be published was provided by the patient(s) or a legally authorized representative. Please
do not submit the patient’s actual written informed consent with your article, as this in itself breaches the
patient’s confidentiality. The Journal requests that you confirm to us, in writing, that you have obtained
written informed consent but the written consent itself should be held by the authors/investigators
themselves, for example in a patient’s hospital record. The confirmatory letter may be uploaded with your
submission as a separate file.
Please also refer to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Protection of Research Participants.
All research involving animals submitted for publication must be approved by an ethics
committee with oversight of the facility in which the studies were conducted. The journal has
adopted the Consensus Author Guidelines on Animal Ethics and Welfare for Veterinary Journals
published by the International Association of Veterinary Editors.
Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment conforms to the ICMJE requirement that clinical
trials are registered in a WHO-approved public trials registry at or before the time of first patient
enrolment as a condition of consideration for publication. The trial registry name and URL, and
registration number must be included at the end of the abstract.
The relevant EQUATOR Network reporting guidelines should be followed depending on the type
of study. For example, all randomized controlled trials submitted for publication should include
a completed CONSORT flow chart as a cited figure and the completed CONSORT checklist should
be uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses
should include the completed PRISMA flow chart as a cited figure and the completed
PRISMA checklist should be uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. Observational studies in epidemiology (cohor, case-control, cross-sectional studies) should include the completed STROBE checklist as a supplementary file with your submission. Animal studies should have the completed ARRIVES checklist uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. The EQUATOR wizard can help you identify the appropriate guideline.
Other resources can be found at NLM’s Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives.
The journal is committed to facilitating openness, transparency and reproducibility of research, and has the following research data sharing policy. For more information, including FAQs please visit the SAGE Research Data policy pages
Subject to appropriate ethical and legal considerations, authors are encouraged to:
- share your research data in a relevant public data repository
- include a data availability statement linking to your data. If it is not possible to share your data, we encourage you to consider using the statement to explain why it cannot be shared.
- cite this data in your research
SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to
refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the
Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.
Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement,
plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect
the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published
articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted
articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is
found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without
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contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an
erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head
of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies;
or taking appropriate legal action.
If any material has been previously published, it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE
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