Welcome to the community

The new Nature Research Cancer Community

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In 2017 we launched the npj Precision Oncology Community to support authors who publish on this topic, including those at npj Precision Oncology, part of the Nature Partner Journal portfolio, and researchers at our partner, The Hormel Institute.

Since then, it has become clear that broader subject communities are more successful than those that cover niche areas, and so we made the decision to expand or merge our communities where possible. We are therefore excited to re-brand this site into the Nature Research Cancer Community! The timing neatly coincides with the upcoming launch of Nature Cancer in January 2020.

The new Nature Research Cancer Community will benefit from a broader reach and a larger membership. The community is still free to access and welcomes contributions from editors, authors and readers of all Nature Research journals, including Nature, Nature Cancer, Nature Genetics, Nature Medicine, Nature Cell Biology, Nature Communications - and npj Precision Oncology. Indeed, all cancer researchers are welcome to contribute, even if they don't publish in our journals!

We are grateful for the support of the Hormel Institute, who provided funding for this community. 

If you would like to write for the community, please email us at communities@nature.com.

We look forward to welcoming you to our new Nature Research Cancer Community!

Ben Johnson

Magazine Editor, Nature Medicine, Springer Nature

I trained as a virologist, starting with an undergraduate degree in virology from the University of Warwick, UK. My PhD, in influenza virus genetics and immunoevasion, was from Public Health England and the University of Reading, UK, with Maria Zambon and Wendy Barclay. My research interests then moved to smallpox vaccines, viral ion channels and cell adhesion, while a postdoc at Imperial College London with Geoffrey Smith, FRS. I then joined open-access publisher BioMed Central in 2011 as an editor and then associate publisher and was Head of Communities & Engagement at Springer Nature from 2016, running the Nature Research Communities and other online engagement activities for researchers. I joined Nature Medicine in 2021, with responsibility for news and opinion content, and am based in the London office.