CARCINOMICS and Clinical Communications, a publication of SciPubMed, is a peer-reviewed online journal with Quarterly print on demand compilation of issues published. The journalís full text is available online at http://www.carcinomics.org. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository.
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CARCINOMICS and Clinical Communications publishes outcomes of research from the fields of RNaOmics, proteomics, metabolomics, genomics, epigenomics, pharmacogenomics, etc. related to Oncology and closely related subjects. The word Carcinome was coined in a recent editorial by Dr. Gopala Kovvali (Kovvali G. Systems oncology: A new paradigm in cancer research. Journal of Carcinogenesis. 2014;13:6. doi:10.4103/1477-3163.128641) to describe an ensemble of molecular entities that is likely to regulate carcinogenesis process in a cell. The word CARCINOMICS is proposed to describe the methods and technologies used to investigate to understand the functions of the Carcinome and cancer as a systemic disease in the context of carcinogenesis, tumorigenesis and oncogenesis.
CARCINOMICS and Clinical Communications encourages publications that describe new techniques as well as the modification of the existing ones that promote various aspects of cancer research. The journal especially encourages manuscripts that deal with concepts related to emerging and yet to invented technologies. CARCINOMICS and Clinical Communications also publishes techniques and technologies that have a promise in Oncology drug discovery and development; these techniques include but not limited to structural oncology techniques as performed in the crystal, solution and in-silico environments, conjugation of drugs to antibodies and other carrier molecular vehicles, and emerging technologies that help deliver cancer drugs to the target cells. Articles related to diagnostic techniques like mammography, CT scans and other radiological and surgical techniques used in oncology will be considered.
Biomarkers are becoming an integral part of oncology drug development and have a strong impact on the diagnosis and treatment of cancers in the rapidly emerging era of personalized medicine. CARCINOMICS and Clinical Communications has a special interest in publishing articles related to oncology biomarkers.
Articles related to pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacogenomics and pharmacovigilance of oncology drugs will be considered.
As the development of cancer diagnostics and therapeutics is cost and time intensive, their use in the clinical practice is a huge burden to the payers. Therefore, there is a need for discussions on the economics of development of diagnostics, discovery and development of oncology drugs as well as the economics of treatment. Articles related to these topics will be solicited and published under a special section ONCONOMICS.
The journal will also cover technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in field of Oncology and closely related fields. Articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference. Case reports, commentary of historical cases reports will also be considered.
Focused and insightful articles that shed light on oncology clinical trials will be considered expeditiously.