Aims and Scope


Cancer is a very complex disease.  While many aspects of carcinogens and oncogenes are known, cancer control and prevention at the community level is still an emerging science and discipline. Much more work needs to be done, and many more steps need to be taken before effective strategies are developed.  The multidisciplinary approaches and efforts to understand and control cancer in an effective and efficient manner, require highly trained scientists in all branches of the cancer sciences, from cellular and molecular aspects to patient care and palliation.

The Asia Pacific Organization for Cancer Prevention (APOCP) and its official publication, the Asia Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention (APJCP), have served the community of cancer scientists very well and intends to continue to serve in this capacity to the best of its abilities.  One of the main mission of APOCP is to provide a forum for communication and propagation of original and innovative research findings that have relevance to understanding the etiology, progression, treatment, and survival of patients. This mission has been met with its journals, specially its flagship journal APJCP. The APJCP with its distinguished, diverse, and Asia-wide team of editors, reviewers, and readers, ensure the highest standards of research communication within the cancer sciences community across Asia as well as globally. 

The APJCP publishes original research results under the following categories:

  • Epidemiology, early detection, and screening, risk factors and etiology of cancer.
  • Cellular research and bio-markers/ Biochemical and pathophysiological aspect related to cancer and cell malignancy.
  • Identification of bio-targets and agents with novel mechanisms of action.
  • Optimal clinical use of existing anti-cancer agents, including combination therapies.
  • Radiation and surgery.
  • Palliative care.
  • Patient care, quality of life, satisfaction.
  • Health economic evaluations.

All research and manuscript, published by the Asia Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, are under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. This permits anyone to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt the published work, provided the original work and source are appropriately cited. The APJCP strongly supports the Open Access initiative. Each published article is assigned a CrossRef Digital Object Identifier (DOI), and full texts (HTML, PDF and XML format) of all articles published by the Asia Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, are freely accessible to everyone immediately after publication. Asia Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention supports the Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing.