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The Ride for Roswell: Rolling Around The Track August 7

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The Ride for Roswell is one of the nation’s largest cycling events—hosted by Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center—with ambitious goals to raise awareness and funds for cancer research and patient care. This charity bike ride, based out of Buffalo, New York, has brought people together for 25 years to celebrate cancer survivors, pay tribute to lives that have been lost, and to work together to support research and find a cure.

When it opened its doors in Buffalo in 1898, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center was the first cancer research-focused institution in the world. Today, this institution is one of only four National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the state of New York. Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best cancer hospitals in the United States.

The Origin of The Ride

The Ride for Roswell started in 1989, when Mitch Flynn, owner of the advertising agency Flynn & Friends, met Katherine Gioia. Katherine was a four-year-old patient battling a rare form of cancer. After Katherine’s death, less than a year after her diagnosis, Katherine’s mother, Anne Gioia, and aunt, Donna Gioia, founded the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation in her memory to raise money for cancer research and treatment. On June 29, 1996, Mitch and Alliance Foundation staff launched the first Ride for Roswell.

In the 25 years since then, thanks to many thousands of riders and generous donations, the Ride for Roswell has raised over $60 million to fund cancer research. The event has become one of the largest single-day charity rides in the United States. 

This Year

Traditionally (excluding last year’s COVID-19 inspired “Summer of The Ride”), teams of bicyclists register to ride in a one-day event and raise money to support their participation. This summer, there are two ways to ride. Riders can join in-person at various locations (socially distanced) throughout the Western New York area on Saturday, August 7, 2021. Participants can also ride on their own throughout the month of August.

Impact Journals has been sponsoring the Ride for Roswell since 2018. The Impact Journals peloton, Team Open Access (named after the open-source online medical journals OncotargetAgingGenes & Cancer, and Oncoscience), is captained by Sergei Kurenov. Sergei (who has been riding in the event since 2016) works at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center to create, develop, and implement innovative diagnostic and surgical pre-planning software used in cancer treatment.

“Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is dedicated to providing a high level of care for cancer patients,” Sergei said. “By contributing to the Ride for Roswell, we are helping our patients to fight this most dangerous disease.”

Join Us!

There is still time to join Team Open Access and the Ride for Roswell this summer. You can also support the team by giving a donation of any size. Any avenue of support you may choose to donate to the Ride for Roswell will make a difference and change lives. 

“Finding a cure for cancer is something we are all incredibly passionate about, and we are so thankful and grateful for your support,” Sergei said. “Together, we can make a difference!”

Visit our team page to join or donate today.

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2021 Ride for Roswell
2021 Ride for Roswell

Oncotarget Uses TrendMD to Expand Research Impact

Oncotarget began using TrendMD—a platform that recommends relevant content to a large network of research readers.

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Oncotarget has started a new venture to expand our reach and connect with other relevant platforms using TrendMD. The TrendMD widget has been applied at the bottom of all research papers on Oncotarget.com to serve recommended content to our readers, and readers on thousands of other high-traffic websites and scholarly platforms. Recommended content is based on the content currently being viewed, content that has been viewed in the past, and content other similar readers are viewing.

“[TrendMD’s] recommendation algorithms continuously optimize the placements of links to your content for the right audience while readers are actively looking for something interesting to discover.” —Source: TrendMD.com

This platform uses algorithms similar to those that Amazon uses to help bring fresh new relevant content to interested readers. The TrendMD widget recommends content both derived from Oncotarget.com and from other biomedical journals and articles publishing similar content. They also use collaborative filtering and track user behavior to learn how to suggest the right content for the right people.

Oncotarget uses TrendMD to help our authors better circulate their research to targeted audiences around the world, cross-promote papers in adjacent fields, and increase paper citations. In a research study by Scientometrics, TrendMD was shown to outperform PubMed related citations by 272%. By joining this platform, Oncotarget publications are now incorporated into the TrendMD network—with 100 million total monthly users. Papers published by Oncotarget will now be recommended on hundreds of other leading peer-reviewed journals and scholarly websites.

“TrendMD is the world’s leading discovery platform, delivering over 1 billion recommendations to over 100 million unique users each month on 4,500 websites from over 300 scholarly publishers.” —Source: TrendMD.com

Since papers are recommended based on algorithms aiming to share specific content with readers who are most likely to be interested in the content, readership and engagement on TrendMD is very high. TrendMD statistics show that readers have the lowest bounce rate and view more content on TrendMD compared to Google AdWords, Google Scholar, Twitter, and PubPeer. Oncotarget is proud to offer this service for our authors and the scientific research community.

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Oncotarget is a unique platform designed to house scientific studies in a journal format that is available for anyone to read—without a paywall making access more difficult. This means information that has the potential to benefit our societies from the inside out can be shared with friends, neighbors, colleagues, and other researchers, far and wide.

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