Oncotarget is a medical journal that publishes papers on oncology. The journal is peer-reviewed. It was started in 2010. It has risen to become one of the top medical journals because of the quality and the impact of the papers that it publishes. Oncotarget has maintained high standards over the years due to the qualified team of editors. Mikhail Blagosklonny and Andrei Gudkov are the editors-in-chief of the journal. Both of them work as professors at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Oncotarget has averaged an impact factor of 5.4 over the last five years. It received an impact factor of 5.0 last year. The mission of the journal is to make research widely available to everyone anywhere in the world. A study by the University of Rochester Medical Center showed that electronic cigarettes are just as harmful to gums as normal cigarettes. The study was conducted by Dr. Irfan Rahman who is a professor of Environmental Medicine at the school of medicine and dentistry. It was published in “Oncotarget” and is the first study to look at the effects of e-cigarettes on oral health. Follow Oncotarget on Twitter.
These cigarettes have risen in popularity because they have been advertised as a healthier alternative. It was thought that the chemicals contained in smoke were the causes of health problems. Rahman said that the vapors of the e-cigarette trigger a release of inflammatory proteins by the cells when they are burnt. These proteins cause stress that eventually causes damage and oral diseases in cases of prolonged use. Rahman published studies about the negative effects of e-cigarettes on the environment and the lung cells. The study was performed by exposing 3-D printed gums of a non-smoker to the vapor from the e-cigarettes.
Fawad Javed is a Ph.D. student at the school. He said that they also discovered that flavoring chemicals affected the amount of damage. Some flavorings caused more damage than others. Rahman noted that more research needed to be carried out to study the long-term effects of e-cigarettes on smokers. He stated that he would like all manufacturers to display the materials and chemicals used in the manufacture of these cigarettes. Visit his profile on Google Scholar.