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The Cureus Journal of Medical Science presents a case report publishing competition

Exceptional Responders in Breast Cancer

Peer Review Panel

All article submissions will undergo an independent pre-publication peer review conducted by a world-class team of experts.

Karen Barbosa

Karen Barbosa

D.O. | Surgery

Breast Surgery, Alaska Breast Care Specialists
United States of America
Paul Baron

Paul Baron

M.D., F.A.C.S. | Surgery

Roper St. Francis Breast Program, Roper St. Francis Hospital
United States of America
David Euhus

David Euhus

M.D., F.A.C.S. | Surgery

Surgical Oncology, Johns Hopkins
United States of America
Ian Grady

Ian Grady

M.D., F.A.C.S. | Surgery

Surgery, North Valley Breast Clinic
United States of America
Cathy L. Graham

Cathy L. Graham

M.D., F.A.C.S. | Surgery

Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Emory St. Joseph's Medical Center
United States of America
Alan Hollingsworth

Alan Hollingsworth

M.D., F.A.C.S. | Surgery

Mercy Breast Center, Mercy Hospital - OKC
United States of America
Dennis Holmes

Dennis Holmes

M.D., F.A.C.S. | Surgery

Margie Petersen Breast Center, St Johns Health Center
United States of America
Kevin Hughes

Kevin Hughes

M.D., F.A.C.S. | Surgery

Surgical Oncology, Mass General Hospital
United States of America
Alison L. Laidley

Alison L. Laidley

M.D., F.A.C.S., F.R.C.S.C. | Surgery

Texas Breast Specialists, Texas Oncology, Medical City Dallas Hospital, Dallas, Texas
United States of America
Laura Lee

Laura Lee

M.D. | Surgery

Comprehensive Breast Center, Desert Regional Hospital
United States of America
Rakesh Patel

Rakesh Patel

M.D. | Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology, Good Samaritan Hospital
United States of America
James Pellicane

James Pellicane

M.D., F.A.C.S. | Surgery

Surgery, Bon Secours Virginia Health System
United States of America
Barry Rosen

Barry Rosen

M.D., F.A.C.S. | Surgery

Department of Surgery, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
United States of America
Mark Yarchoan

Mark Yarchoan

M.D. | Oncology

The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins
United States of America
Faustina N A. Sackey

Faustina N A. Sackey

Ph.D., FMWI | Oncology

Loeb Health Research Institute at Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada | The Medical Journal of Therapeutic Africa, The Medical Writing Institute, Haddonfield, NJ, USA
Canada

Competition Entries

The entry period is now closed. Competition entries appear below as they are published. Now is your chance to score and discuss these articles. Remember, a $3,000 prize will be awarded to the authors of the highest-scoring article!

Requirements

Competition entry and article submission is entirely free. Eligible entrees include case reports and case series only. Submissions should aim for a 1,000 – 1,200 word target, with a 2,500 word maximum. A limit of five references is strongly encouraged (10 reference maximum). All submitted work must be previously unpublished and should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

All articles must be submitted and formatted via the template-driven, self-publishing Cureus platform. Authors are encouraged to include supporting animations and videos within their article submissions. For additional information on publishing with Cureus, please refer to our Author Guide.

Other Stipulations

  • All clinical studies must be compliant with applicable regulatory, ethics / IRB, and other rules governing protection of human subjects.
  • All non-clinical studies must be compliant with applicable AAUC, AAALAC, and other related regulations.
  • This program is not intended to promote or otherwise encourage unapproved, un-cleared use of products or any product for unapproved new use.
  • This program in no way promotes or purports to encourage any research that is not in compliance with any local, federal, or other applicable governing laws.
Word Limit
2,500
Reference Limit
10
Article Types
Case Reports & Case Series

Statement of Independence

  • Cureus Publishing Competitions are intended to encourage medical discovery, document clinical experiences – be they positive, negative, or neutral - and foster broader educational outreach through open access publication that is free to both authors and readers.
  • As a firewall to ensure objective and credible science, article selection, editorial review, peer review and publication are strictly independent of sponsoring company.
  • Winning articles are determined exclusively via peer review panel and community crowdsourced scoring. Neither sponsoring company, nor Cureus, can determine competition outcome.
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Key Dates

  • Wednesday, March 8, 2017 – Competition begins; articles may now be submitted
  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017 – Article submission deadline @ 5:00 pm PT
  • Wednesday, July 5, 2017 – Peer & editorial review of all eligible articles concludes
  • Wednesday, July 26, 2017 – Competition crowdsourced review (SIQ) concludes @ 5:00 pm PT
  • Wednesday, August 2, 2017  – Winning article announced