Acta Scientific Cancer Biology

Research ArticleVolume 1 Issue 2

Mapping Publications and Patents in Breast Cancer Immunotherapy

Maricruz Anaya-Ruiz1, Martin Perez-Santos2* and Jesus Muñoz-Rojas3

1Centro de Investigación Biomédica de Oriente, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, México
2Centro Universitario de Vinculación, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, México
3Centro de Investigación en Ciencias Microbiológicas, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, México

*Corresponding Author: Martin Perez-Santos, Centro Universitario de Vinculación, Prolongación de la 24 Sur y Av. San Claudio, Ciudad Universitaria, Col. San Manuel C.P. 72570, Puebla, Puebla, Mexico.

Received: June 16, 2017; Published: September 18, 2017

Citation: Martin Perez-Santos., et al. “Mapping Publications and Patents in Breast Cancer Immunotherapy”. Acta Scientific Cancer Biology 1.2 (2018).


Objective: To analyse multi-source data including publications and patents, and try to draw the whole landscape of the research and development community in the field of immunotherapy for breast cancer.

Materials and Methods:: Publications and patents were collect from the Web of science and databases of the top five patent offices of the world, respectively. Bibliometric methodologies and technology are used to investigate publications/patents, their contents and relationships.

Results: 1691 items published and 1861 patents from 1997 to 2016 including “immunotherapy for breast cancer” were retrieve. The top five countries in global publication and patents share were USA, Germany, Australia, Italy, and China. The universities and enterprises of USA had the highest amount of publication and patents.

Conclusions: The above results show that global research in the field of immunotherapy for breast cancer is increasing and the main participants in this field are USA and Canada in America, China, Japan and South Korea in Asia, and Germany, Italy, and France in Europe, and Australia in Oceania. In addition, this article demonstrates the usefulness of bibliometrics to address key evaluation questions and define future areas of research.

Keywords: Breast Cancer; Immunotherapy; Patents; Publications; Bibliometric

Copyright: © 2018 Martin Perez-Santos., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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