Ministry of Health of the People’s Republic of China is responsible for the Cancer Research and Clinic (CRC ), and the journal is sponsored by the Chinese Medical Association (CMA), and Shanxi Cancer Institute and Hospital. CRC (derived from its predecessor Comunication on Cancer Prevention and Treatment , started publication in 1973, later changed into Research on Cancer Prevention and Treatment , then Comunication on Cancer of Shanxi in 1985) is openly published since 1995. CRC is a specialized academic journal that carries articles on the scientific profits and academic developments of malignant tumors, involving the fields of medicine, chemistry, biology, etc. The purposes are to launch academic exchange, to spread the scientific results, to reflect the developing trends, and to lead the reaserch directions. It paid attention on both the basic research and clinical work, and combining popularization with the raising of standards, in order to promote the national development of cancer prevention and treatment, and to raise the health level of the people. It is intended for high and middle ranking medical staffs. The main columns of CRC include Commentary, Special Discussion, Basic Research, Clinical Research, Clinical Experience, Investigation Report, Reviews, Lectures, Short Article and Individual Report. The editorial board consists of 60 more well-known oncologists including the academicians both from the Chinese Academy of Science and the Chinese Academy of Engineering. CRC is compiled according to the related international standards. Since publication, it was included by many data-bases and searching publications such as Chemical Abstracts(CA) of U.S.A., Abstracts Journal (AJ) of Russia, Index Copernius(IC) of Poland, Western Pacific Region Index Medicus(WPRIM), China BioMedical Literature on disc (CBMdisc), Chinese Medical Current Contents (CMCC), Chinese Academic Journal Comprehensive Evaluation Database (CAJ-CD), China Journal Net (CJN), Chinese Journl Full-text Database (CJFD), Core Journal Basic Database of China, Journal of Chinese Scientific Reference Contents-Medicine and Health, Core Journal of China BioMedicine Journal of Chinese Medical Abstracts-Oncology, etc. It is the Core Journal of Chinese Oncologic Periodicals and the Statistical Source Journal of the Chineses Scientific Periodicals, and the Core Scientific Journal of China.