Cancer-Therapy-Induced Mucosal Injury from 2001 to 2021: A Bibliometric Analysis

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J Oral Pathol Med. 2022 Sep 25. doi: 10.1111/jop.13363. Online ahead of print.


BACKGROUD: Cancer-therapy-induced mucosal injury (CMI) is a common and deleterious complication that affects patients undergoing cancer therapies. This study was aimed at elucidating knowledge bases and predicting research trends of this field, by analyzing the bibliographic data of CMI.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: The bibliographic data of CMI from 2001 to 2021 were extracted from the Web of Science Core Collection database in March 2022. After screening, a total of 8181 articles and reviews were included in the study. CiteSpace and VOSviewer were applied to analyze and visualize cooperation, cooccurrence, cocitation, and coupling networks.

RESULTS: A steady increase in publications and a burst of citation since 2019 were seen in the subject. Supportive Care in Cancer, International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, Annals of Oncology, Cancer, and Radiotherapy and Oncology were the most influential journals of this field. The University of Adelaide, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center were the top 3 most productive institutions. ST Sonis, RV Lalla, JB Epstein, and DMK Keefe were the authors with impressive publications and citations. The intellectual base was the publication network of improved treatments based on updating knowledge of CMI. The future trends would be the pathogenesis of CMI, mechanism-based interventions, microbiota of oral and gastrointestinal mucosa, and photobiomodulation.

CONCLUSION: This study introduced the evolving publication network and predicted the research trends of CMI, which helped researchers to obtain detailed and reliable knowledge of the discipline, and to focus on the most urgent unsolved problems of this field.

PMID:36161359 | DOI:10.1111/jop.13363

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