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Women in Cancer Genetics: 2021

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We are delighted to present the inaugural Frontiers in Oncology "Women in Cancer Genetics” series of article collections.

At present, less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women. Long-standing biases and gender stereotypes are discouraging girls and women away from science-related fields, and STEM research in particular. Science and gender equality are, however, essential to ensure sustainable development as highlighted by UNESCO. In order to change traditional mindsets, gender equality must be promoted, stereotypes defeated, and girls and women should be encouraged to pursue STEM careers.

Therefore, Frontiers in Oncology is proud to offer this platform to promote the work of women scientists, across all fields of Oncology.

The work presented here highlights the diversity of research performed across the entire breadth of Oncology research and presents advances in theory, experiment, and methodology with applications to compelling problems.

Please note: to be considered for this collection, the first or last author should be a researcher who identifies as a woman.

All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

Manuscripts consisting solely of bioinformatics, computational analysis, or predictions of public databases which are not accompanied by validation (independent cohort or biological validation in vitro or in vivo) will not be accepted in any of the sections of Frontiers in Oncology


Keywords: Cancer Genetics, Oncology, Women in Science, STEM


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

We are delighted to present the inaugural Frontiers in Oncology "Women in Cancer Genetics” series of article collections.

At present, less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women. Long-standing biases and gender stereotypes are discouraging girls and women away from science-related fields, and STEM research in particular. Science and gender equality are, however, essential to ensure sustainable development as highlighted by UNESCO. In order to change traditional mindsets, gender equality must be promoted, stereotypes defeated, and girls and women should be encouraged to pursue STEM careers.

Therefore, Frontiers in Oncology is proud to offer this platform to promote the work of women scientists, across all fields of Oncology.

The work presented here highlights the diversity of research performed across the entire breadth of Oncology research and presents advances in theory, experiment, and methodology with applications to compelling problems.

Please note: to be considered for this collection, the first or last author should be a researcher who identifies as a woman.

All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

Manuscripts consisting solely of bioinformatics, computational analysis, or predictions of public databases which are not accompanied by validation (independent cohort or biological validation in vitro or in vivo) will not be accepted in any of the sections of Frontiers in Oncology


Keywords: Cancer Genetics, Oncology, Women in Science, STEM


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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15 August 2021 Abstract
15 December 2021 Manuscript

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15 August 2021 Abstract
15 December 2021 Manuscript

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