Special Issue "Socio-Demographic Factors and Cancer Research"

A special issue of Cancers (ISSN 2072-6694). This special issue belongs to the section "Cancer Survivorship and Quality of Life".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 9 January 2024 | Viewed by 75

Special Issue Editors

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Montefiore Einstein, Bronx, NY, USA
Interests: socioeconomic disparities; AI/machine learning; metastatic disease to the spine; spine oncology; sarcoma; minimally invasive spine surgery
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Dr. Amanda N. Goldin
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Guest Editor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California Irvine School of Medicine, Orange CA, USA
Interests: socioeconomic disparities; sarcoma; metastatic cancer care; benign and malignant bone; soft tissue tumors; reconstruction after oncologic surgery

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is well established that socioeconomic factors influence cancer treatment outcomes, even when optimal therapies are employed. These contributors are often modifiable and community/culture-dependent, warranting focused research.

We are pleased to invite you to contribute to a Special Issue focused on the socioeconomic and sociodemographic factors that influence cancer care and research.

This Special Issue aims to address the specific socioeconomic factors that influence the care of individual or a broad spectrum of cancers, with a focus on both global and region-specific factors. It also seeks to further understand the application of unique analysis technologies such as AI for the identification and management of the influence that these socioeconomic factors have on the provision and outcomes of cancer care.

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Socioeconomic disparities
  • Culture-specific cancer outcomes
  • Disparities in cancer care delivery across regions
  • AI and machine learning algorithms to predict cancer outcomes using sociodemographic factors
  • Qualitative research on the provision of cancer care in economically deprived regions

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Mitchell S. Fourman
Dr. Amanda N. Goldin
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Cancers is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2900 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • socioeconomic disparity
  • cancer delivery
  • cancer survival
  • metastatic cancer
  • culture-specific cancer outcomes
  • AI
  • machine learning

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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