The goal of the Cancer Health Disparities (CHD), a journal of the Company of Scientists, is to cover all aspects of disparities including social, cultural, behavioural, environmental, genetic and epigenetic determinants contributing to differences in cancer incidence, prevalence, death, survivorship, and burden of cancer that exist among different population around the world. The overall aim is to publish high quality, high impact, and innovative research articles in all areas related to cancer health disparities. 

CHD journal publishes case reports, multidisciplinary editorial, commentary, hypothesis, short and full-length reviews, full length original clinical or basic science research articles and short articles of immediate scientific or clinical significance. These include disparities at the metabolic, molecular, genetic, epigenetic, physiological, clinical, diagnostic, prevention and therapeutic levels.


Invitation for special issue

We plan to publish special issues that focus on research topics of broad common interest. We invite scientists to guest edit and organize special issues in their expertise areas with the journal. Special issues are highly cited and draw maximal attentions in the field of research.

Proposals for special issues are welcome at any time and will be published immediately after the manuscripts are received by the journal. A special issue may cover topics in basic, clinical, translation and technological and other areas of research. Manuscripts in the special issues may include short or full length reviews, researcher articles, short communications and other types as decided by the guest editor(s).

We also invite conference organizers to publish the proceedings as special issue. They may organize a special issue based on the extended or full versions of papers that were presented in the conference, symposium or workshop.

A proposal should include:

  • Short CV with list of publications of the guest editors (and optional co-editor)
  • Special issue topic and the proposed title
  • The aim and scope of the proposed topic
  • Estimated number of articles under the title
  • List of potential contributors and titles of manuscripts.

Articles in the special issue may be invitation only or submitted in response to open invitation. The guest editor(s) is responsible for reviewing the special issue manuscripts, and submit the final versions to the editorial office for publication.

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Community-Clinical Linkage Intervention to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Underserved Korean Americans

Grace X Ma, Minsun Lee, Maayan Beeber, Rina Das, Zideng Feng, Min Qi Wang, Yin Tan, Lin Zhu, Khursheed Navder, Theresa I Shireman, Philip Siu, Joanne Rhee, Minhhuyen T Nguyen

A Southwestern Tribal Perspective on Traditional and Commercial Tobacco

Priscilla R Sanderson, Erelda Gene, Rebecca Scranton, Angela A.A. Willeto, Lori Joshweseoma, Lisa J. Hardy

Regional Disparities in Ovarian Cancer in the United States

Zhixin Wang, Sarah Dilley, HyounKyoung Park, Alfred A Bartolucci, Chenguang Wang, Warner K Huh, Sejong Bae

Breast Cancer Incidence and Mortality by Molecular Subtype Statewide Age and Racial/Ethnic Disparities in New Jersey

Aishwarya Kulkarni, Antoinette M. Stroup, Lisa E. Paddock, Stephanie M. Hill, Jesse J. Plascak, Adana A.M. Llanos

Relationship between the TP53 SNP rs1800371 and Lung Cancer in African Americans

Brid Mairead Ryan, Noah Nichols, Khadijah Mitchell, Adriana Zingone, Claire Meaney, Elise D. Bowman

Five Years Record on Cancer Incidence from a Diagnostic Centre in Mizoram, Northeast India

Mary V. Tonsing, Souvik Ghatak, Freda Lalrohlui, Nachimuthu Senthil Kumar, John Zohmingthanga

Looking at Cancer Health Disparities without the Colored Lenses

Mohammad Aslam Khan, Girijesh Kumar Patel, Sanjeev K Srivastava1, James E Carter, Jennifer Y. Pierce, Rodney P. Rocconi, Seema Singh, Ajay P Singh

Mammography Utilization Trends at a Safety-Net Center

Bridget Oppong, Chiranjeev Dash, Kepher Makambi, Xiaoyang Ma, Tesha Coleman, Holly Greenwald, Lucile L. Adams-Campbell

Patterns of Cancer Related Health Disparities in Arizona

Ken Batai, Francine C Gachupin, Antonio L. Estrada, David O. Garcia, Jorge Gomez, Rick A. Kittles

MicroRNA 204 mediated negative regulation of the IGF2R promotes breast cancer progression and is a potential mechanism driving breast cancer disparity

Lourdes M Nogueira, Clare E Burton, Laurel Black, Jasmine D Fox, Kristi L Helke, Elizabeth Garrett-Mayer, Dennis K Watson, David P Turner, Victoria J Findlay

Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer in West African Men: The Prostate Cancer Transatlantic Consortium (CaPTC) Cohort Study

Catherine Adebukola Oladoyinbo, Oluwafunke Opeyemi Akinbule, Opeyemi Oreoluwa Bolajoko, Justice Moses Aheto, Mohammed Faruk, Iya Eze Bassey, Folakemi Odedina, Olubanke Olujoke Ogunlana, Motolani Ogunsanya, Aishatu Maude Suleiman, Stanley Obialor, Rebecca Gali

Notch Signaling Pathway: An Emerging Therapeutic Target for African-American Triple Negative Breast Cancer Patients

Nikita Wright, Shristi Bhattarai, Bikram Sahoo, Mishaal Imaan Syed, Padmashree Rida, Ritu Aneja

Exploring the Employment Challenges and Concerns of Minority Women Cancer Survivors

Dinorah Martinez Tyson, Silvia Sommariva, Aria Walsh-Felz, Peggie Sherry, Joanne Sandberg

Prostate Cancer in Nigeria: An Overview

Omolara Amina Fatiregun, Anthonia Chima Sowunmi, Abidemi Emmanuel Omonisi

Quality of Evidence on Prostate Cancer in Nigeria

Omolara Amina Fatiregun, Frank Chinegwundoh, Nicholas D James, Odunayo Ikuerowo, Olufunmilayo Omisanjo, Abimbola Abolarinwa, Anthonia Chima Sowunmi, Funlayo Buraimoh, Folakemi Odedina

Prevalence of the UGT1A1*28 Promoter Polymorphism and Breast Cancer Risk Among African American Women in Memphis, TN

Alana Smith, Cheryl D Cropp, Gregory Vidal, Elizabeth Pritchard, Jennifer B Cordero, Claire Simpson, Athena Starlard-Davenport

Overcoming Barriers in Conducting a Transatlantic Prostate Cancer Familial Study in Africa: Best Practice from the CaPTC Cohort Study

Iya Eze Bassey, Theophilus I. I Ugbem, Uwem Okon Akpan, Stanley Anyanwu, Enakirerhi E. Glen, Rebecca M. Gali, Catherine Oladoyinbo, Abidemi Omonisi, Getachew Dagne, Ernest T. Kaninjing, Nissa A. Askins, Motolani E. Ogunsanya, Mohammed Faruk, Ademola A. Idowu, Folakemi T. Odedina

Cervical Cancer Outcome by Type of Health Care Facilities: National Cancer Database, 2004-2015

Sejong Bae, HyounKyoung G Park, Zhixin E Wang, Chenguang Wang, Warner K Huh

This special issue covers the contemporary research on cancer health disparities in Native Americans with an aim to highlight the underlying causes of disparities and the ways to remedy it at various levels.


Is Men’s Health a Priority for Tribal Health Directors? Results From a Survey Study

Katherine E. Nowakowski, Eric Bothwell, Mose Herne, Leo Nolan, Joel E. Pacyna, Wesley Petersen, Jon Tilburt

Health Disparities, Cancer among the Haudenosaunee, New York State

Rodney C. Haring, Melissa A Jim, Deborah Erwin, Judith Salmon Kaur, Whitney Ann E. Henry, Marissa L Haring, Dean S. Seneca

Indigenous Writing Retreats: Native American Community Members and Scholars in action!

Rodney C Haring, Iehnhotonkwas Bonnie Jane Maracle, Priscilla R. Sanderson, Whitney Ann E. Henry, Donna Grandbois, Pete Hill

Community Cancer Screening:Reducing Health Disparities among Native Americans in Rural, Tribal Communities

Pat Conway, Jennifer Boeckel, Colleen Buckley, Jodie Fetsch, Margaret Gates, Danielle Myers Wilson, Jesse Tran, Joyce Sayler
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