Impact Journals founded Oncotarget in 2010, where many other types of journals can be found online. The editors-in-chief are Mikhail Blagosklonny and Andrei V. Gudkov (Roswell Park Cancer Institute). Oncotarget is an online magazine where papers can be published for the media. The online magazine has peer-review functions for all articles. The submission process is entirely online. Oncotarget publishes papers on neuroscience, endocrinology, cardiology, metabolism, cell biology, pharmacology, and oncology, which is the study of cancer. You can find Oncotarget archives by clicking on the special collections link. Oncotarget’s impact factor is listed on the front page of the website oncotarget.com. Defined, the impact factor is the frequency a journal is cited during one full calendar year. The Oncotarget Impact Factor for 2016 is 30,241 cities and the factor itself is 5.168.

You can find Impact Journal’s Oncotarget on social media using their Facebook page or going to the Impact Journals’ website. Oncotarget has published a study that found e-cigarettes could cause damage to gum tissue. E-cigarettes cause inflammation in general but flavored cigarettes are much worse. Apparently, this study says that using either form of cigarette, which can cause gum injuries, what can damage DNA. There is a link between smoking and teeth losing their cohesion, which requires more fillings. E-cig aerosols contribute further to tooth decay rather than conventional cigarette use. Teeth can rot with age and e-cigarette use.

Their other article is “MET amplification as a potential therapeutic target in gastric cancer.” MET refers to metabolic equivalent. Gastric cancer is the third leading cause of death in men, and fifth for women, in the world. Survival rates are 1 year for individuals receiving conventional therapy. Trastuzumab is an antibody targeted to the HER2 gene. There is a higher survival rate because of this treatment. In the study titled above, 266 patients were studied. 68.8% of patients were male. MET mRNA managed to inhibit the growth of cancer cells somewhat. This study was done in Japan between 1996 and 2006. Cell growth was inhibited in this study.

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