Special Issue "Gene Therapy Used in Cancer Treatment"
A special issue of Biomedicines (ISSN 2227-9059).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 March 2014)
This special issue "Gene Therapy for Cancer Treatment" will be mainly focused on the different aspects of cancer gene therapy, gene immunotherapy and immunovirotherapy.
For long time the term "Cancer Gene Therapy" has been mostly referred to oncolytic viruses or viral vector expressing anti-tumor molecules, leaving aside immunotherapy approaches. Nowadays several studies have highlighted the capacity of viral and non-viral approaches to "turn-on" the immune system and the use of this feature to further potentiate the efficacy of the treatment.
More specifically, in this issue papers can be focused on viral and non-viral approaches to cancer therapy, their use as immunotherapy platforms, their modification to increase the safety and/or immunogenicity. Both preclinical and clinical studies will be considered.
Dr. Vincenzo Cerullo
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- gene therapy
- cancer gene therapy
- oncolytic viruses
- cancer vaccines