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E-Mail: cancers@mdpi.com
Tel. +41 61 683 77 34; Fax: +41 61 302 89 18

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Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Dr. Robert H. Weiss
Division of Nephrology and Cancer Center, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA; and Nephrology Section, Sacramento VAMC; and NCI Early Detection Research Network (EDRN), USA
Tel. +1 530 752 4010; Fax: +1 530 752 3791
Website: http://biosci3.ucdavis.edu/FacultyAndResearch/FacultyProfile.aspx?FacultyID=14060
E-Mail: rhweiss@ucdavis.edu
Interests: cyclins and cyclin inhibitors; cancer growth control; metabolomics and proteomics; polycystic kidney disease

Associate Editor
Dr. Hiromi I. Wettersten
Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
Tel. +1 530 752 8868; Fax: +1 530 752 3791
E-Mail: hirominoue@gmail.com
Interests: apoptosis; cancer growth; cancer metabolism; polycystic kidney disease

Senior Assistant Editor
Ms. Xinya Huang
MDPI Beijing Office, Suite 2011, Ruidu International Center, No. 1 Cuijingbeili, Tongzhou District, Beijing, 101100, China
Tel. +86 10 81521170
E-Mail: xinya.huang@mdpi.com

Production Editor
Dr. Martyn Rittman
MDPI AG, Klybeckstrasse 64, CH-4057 Basel, Switzerland
E-Mail: rittman@mdpi.com

Editorial Board

Dr. Robert A. Anders
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, Division of GI & Liver Pathology, 1550 Orleans St., Cancer Research Building II Rm 346, Baltimore, Maryland 21231, USA
Tel. +1 410 955 3511; Fax: +1 410 614 0671
Website: http://pathology.jhu.edu/researchbrochure/division.cfm?id=6&#Anders
Interests: liver cancer; hepatitis; bile duct cancer; bile duct development; human liver pathology

Dr. Brigitta G. Baumert
Department of Radiation-Oncology, MediClin Robert Janker Clinic & University of Bonn Med. Centre, Cooperation Unit Neurooncology, Bonn, Germany
Website: http://www.robert-janker-klinik.com/Start.aspx
Interests: CNS tumors; sarcomas; pet imaging; new MRI imaging techniques introduced for radiation therapy; new international trials in primary and secondary brain tumors
Contribution: Special Issue: Cancer Cell Imaging
Special Issue: Re-Irradiation, Chemotherapy, New Drugs for the (Re)-Treatment of Recurrent Gliomas

Dr. Don Benjamin
Growth & Development Unit, Rm. 583 Biozentrum, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 50/70, CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland
Tel. +41 61 267 21 70; Fax: +41 61 267 07 59
Interests: mTOR; cancer metabolism; glycolysis; signal transduction; mRNA stability
Contribution: Special Issue: Cancer Signaling Pathways and Crosstalk

Dr. William Chi-shing Cho
Department of Clinical Oncology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong
Interests: cancer biomarker; Chinese medicine; diabetes mellitus; evidence-based medicine; genomics; microRNA; molecular diagnostics; nasopharyngeal carcinoma; non-small cell lung cancer; proteomics
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Advances in Molecular Oncology
Special Issue: Advances in Cancer Diagnosis
Special Issue: Molecular Classification of Human Cancer and Its Role in Tailored Cancer Therapy
Special Issue: Advances in Molecular Oncology 2014

Dr. Jonas Cicenas
CALIPHO Group, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, CMU - 1, rue Michel Servet, CH-1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
Tel. +41 22 379 58 74; Fax: +41 22 379 58 58
Website: http://www.mapkinases.eu/founder
Interests: breast cancer; prostate cancer; acute myeloid leukemia (AML); kinases
Contribution: Special Issue: Kinases and Cancer

Prof. Dr. Robert Coleman
Department of Oncology, Cancer Clinical Trials Centre, Academic Unit of Clinical Oncology, Broomcross Building, Weston Park Hospital, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2SJ, UK
Tel. +44 114 226 5213; Fax: +44 114 226 5364
Website: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/medicine/oncology/staffprofiles/coleman.html
Interests: cancer induced bone disease especially with relevance to breast cancer; the development of bone targeted agents in oncology, evaluation of bone markers in oncology to aid drug development and provide both prognostic and predictive information in the management of metastatic bone disease, and the assessment of adverse effects of cancer treatments on bone health and evaluation of various treatment strategies
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Prevention and Treatment of Bone Metastases from Breast Cancer

Prof. Dr. Ronald A. DePinho
President, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Cancer Biology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Tel. +1 713 792 6000; Fax: +1 713 563 4500
Website: http://www.uthouston.edu/gsbs/faculty/faculty-directory/faculty-profiles.htm?id=659d3801-32b0-4a3c-a8d1-4df0e0a3d9f7
Interests: cancer drug and biomarker development; cancer gene discovery; stem cell biology and development of genetically engineered mouse models to study cancer in humans

Dr. Serenella Eppenberger-Castori
Stiftung Tumorbank Basel, Tumorbank Foundation Basel, Lörracherstr. 50, CH-4125 Riehen, Switzerland
Tel. +41 61 6459304; Fax: +41 61 6459308
Interests: breast cancer; molecular cancer pathology; prognosis and prediction; bioinformatics and statistics; translational research

Dr. Doriano Fabbro
Executive Director, Expertise Kinase Platforrm, CPC, Novartis Pharma AG, Postfach, CH-4002 Basel, Switzerland
Tel. +41 61 6967681; Fax: +41 61 6967153
Interests: protein kinases regulation; structure; screening and drug discovery

Prof. Dr. Alfio Ferlito
MD, FRCSEd ad hominem, FRCS (Eng, Glasg, Ir) ad eundem, FDSRCS ad eundem, FACS, FHKCORL, FRCPath, FASCP, IFCAP, Coordinator of the IHNSG; Professor of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; University of Udine School of Medicine, Udine 33100, Italy
Interests: head and neck cancer; neuroendocrine neoplasms of the head and neck; distant metastases from head and neck cancer

Dr. Salvador Villà Freixa
Department of Radiation Oncology, Hospital Universitari Germans Trías, ICO Badalona, C/Canyet s/n, 08916 Badalona, Catalunya, Spain
Interests: CNS tumours; prostate cancer; sterotactic RT

Dr. Samy L. Habib
1 Department of Cellular and Structural Biology, The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, USA
2 Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical CTR, South Texas veterans Health System, San Antonio, TX, 78229, USA
Tel. +1 210 567 3816; Fax: +1 210 567 3802
Website: http://www.uthscsa.edu/csb/faculty/habib.asp
Interests: tumor supressor genes; DNA damage and repair pathways; diabetes and cancer; kidney and liver cancer; cell signaling; apoptosis and proliferation; cancer biomakers

Prof. Dr. Jörg Haier
Comprehensive Cancer Center Muenster, International Patient Management, University Hospital Muenster, Waldeyerstr. 1, 48149 Muenster, Germany
Tel. +49 251 83 57630 (Labor 56326); Fax: +49 251 83 57631
Website: http://cccm.uni-muenster.de/
Interests: gastraintestinal cancer; metastasis; cell adhesion; cell migration; chemotaxis
Contribution: Special Issue: Epigenetics of Cancer Progression
Special Issue: Organ-Specific Metastasis Formation

Prof. Dr. Carl-Henrik Heldin
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Ltd., Science for Life Laboratory, Uppsala University, Box 595, Biomedical Center, SE-751 24 Uppsala, Sweden
Tel. +46 18 160401; Fax: +46 18 160420
Website: http://www.ludwigcancerresearch.org/location/uppsala-branch/carl-henrik-heldin-lab
Interests: growth factors; signal transduction mechanisms; receptors; kinases; angiogenesis

Prof. Dr. W. Martin Kast
Walter A. Richter Cancer Research Chair, Professor of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Urology, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center (NRT 7507), University of Southern California, 1450 Biggy Street, MC 9601, Los Angeles, CA90033, USA
Tel. +1 323 442 3870; Fax: +1 323 442 7760
Website: http://pibbs.usc.edu/faculty/profile/?fid=236
Interests: design of HPV immunotherapeutics; developing new and effective therapies for cervical cancer; prostate cancer and melanoma
Contribution: Special Issue: Cancer Vaccines and Immunotherapy

Dr. Charles H. Lawrie
Lymphoid Malignancy Research Group, Nuffield Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, OX3 9DU, UK
Tel. +44 1865 220344
Website: http://www.intechopen.com/profiles/103158/charles-lawrie
Interests: cancer; lymphoma; leukemia; microarray; microRNA; biomarkers; non-coding RNA
Contribution: Special Issue: Leukemia

Dr. Chyi-Chia Richard Lee
Laboratory of Pathology, National Cancer Institute, Building 10, Room 2B50, 10 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
Tel. +1 301 594 7365; Fax: +1 301 480 9488
Website: http://ccr.cancer.gov/staff/staff.asp?profileid=12822
Interests: melanoma; skin cancers; dermatopathology; skin pathology; melanocytic skin lesions
Contribution: Special Issue: Current Concepts in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cutaneous Melanoma
Special Issue: Skin Cancer
Special Issue: Current Topics in Cutaneous Melanoma

Dr. Huey-Jen Lin
Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA
Tel. +1-302-831-7576; Fax: +1-302-831-4180
Website: http://www.udel.edu/chs/facultystaff/hjlin.html
Interests: dna methylation; cancer invasion and metastasis in breast and pancreatic cancers; carcinoma-associated fibroblasts; epithelial-mesenchymal transition; and akt signaling pathway
Contribution: Special Issue: Cancer-Associated Fibroblasts

Dr. Alessandro Lugli
Deputy Chief Pathologist, Head, Division of Clinical Pathology, Institute of Pathology, University of Bern, Murtenstrasse 31, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
Tel. +41 31 632 99 58; Fax: +41 31 632 49 95
Interests: gastrointestinal and liver tumors; tumor diagnosis and staging; prognostic and predictive biomarkers
Contribution: Special Issue: Prognostic and Predictive Factors in Colorectal Cancer

Dr. Sauveur-Michel Maira
NIBR Oncology, Novartis Pharma AG, WKL125.12.50, Klybeckstrasse 141, CH-4057 Basel, Switzerland
Tel. +41 61 6967910; Fax: +41 61 6965751
Interests: drug discovery; small molecule inhibitors; signaling pathways; predictive biomarkers; response biomarkers

Prof. Dr. Dario Marchetti
Department of Pathology & Immunology, Professor, Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology, Director CTC Core Facility, Baylor College of Medicine Mail stop 315, One Baylor Plaza Houston, TX, 77030, U.S.A.
Tel. +1 713 798 2335; Fax: +1 713 798 1956
Website: http://www.bcm.edu/pathimmuno/index.cfm?pmid=13983
Interests: mechanisms of brain metastasis; the biology and therapeutic utility of circulating tumor cells (CTCs); the roles of heparanase in development and disease
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Brain Metastasis
Special Issue: Brain Metastasis 2014

Dr. Enrique A. Mesri
Viral Oncology Research Program, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami AIDS Malignancies Program, Dev. Center for AIDS Research, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, 1550 NW, 10th Ave, PAP bldg Ste 109B (R138), Miami, FL 33136, USA
Tel. +1 305 243 5659; Fax: +1 305 243 8309
Website: http://chroma.med.miami.edu/micro/faculty_mesri.html
Interests: molecular mechanisms of viral oncogenesis of Kaposi\'s sarcoma; KSHV and AIDS-associated malignancies with an emphasis in translational cancer research; cell signaling, angiogenesis and genomics

Prof. Dr. Alba Minelli
Biosciences Unit, Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Perugia, P.le Gambuli 06123, Perugia, Italy
Tel. +39 075 8224
Interests: prostate cancer; oxidative stress; inflammation
Contribution: Special Issue: Oxidative Stress and Cancer

Dr. Constantine S. Mitsiades
450 Brookline Ave, Room HIM346, Harvard Institutes of Medicine Building, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Tel. +1 617 632 1962; Fax: +1 617 812 7701
Website: http://www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/membership/profile/member/485/0/
Interests: hematologic malignancies; novel therapeutics; signal transduction inhibitors; tumor microenvironment; bone metastases; clinical trial design; prognostic markers; multiple myeloma; plasma cell dyscrasias; insulin-like growth factor; IGF1R; heat shock protein; proteasome; histone deacetylase; kinase
Contribution: Special Issue: Tumor Cell Genesis and Its Microenvironment: Chicken or the Egg

Prof. Dr. Margareta Mueller
Head, Molecular Cell Biology Laboratory, Hochschule Furtwangen University, Campus Villingen-Schwenningen, Jakob Kienzle Str 17, 78054 Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany
Tel. +49 7720 307 4231; Fax: +49 7720 307 4207
Interests: tumor stroma interaction; angiogenesis; inflammation and cancer; growth factors and cytokines; proteases; IL-6 signalling
Contribution: Special Issue: Tumor Cell Genesis and Its Microenvironment: Chicken or the Egg

Prof. Dr. Hasan Mukhtar
Department of Dermatology, University of Wisconsin, Medical Science Center, Rm 4385, 1300 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706,USA
Tel. +1 608 263 3927; Fax: +1 608 263 5223
Website: http://www.dermatology.wisc.edu/mukhtar.htm
Interests: apoptosis; chemical carcinogenesis; chemoprevention, cytochrome P450; metabolic basis of toxicity; photocarcinogenesis; tumor promotion/prevention

Prof. Dr. Akira Nakagawara
Chiba Cancer Center, Director of Research Institute; and Division of Biochemistry and Innovative Cancer Therapeutics, 666-2 Nitona, Chuo-ku, Chiba 260-8717, Japan
Tel. +81 43 264 5431; Fax: +81 43 263 8175
Website: http://www.chiba-cc.jp/test/inst/eng/organization/personal/001.html
Interests: molecular biology of cancer; neuroblastoma and neural development

Prof. Dr. Masanobu Oshima
Division of Genetics, Cancer Research Institute, Kanazawa University, Kakuma-machi, Kanazawa 920-1192, Japan
Tel. +81-76-264-6760; Fax: +81-76-234-4519
Interests: cancer genetics; molecular pathology of gastrointestinal cancers; cancer stem cell and Wnt signaling
Contribution: Special Issue: Exploring Inflammation in Cancers

Dr. George Pentheroudakis
Medical Oncologist, Department of Medical Oncology, Ioannina University Hospital, Greece
Interests: GI cancer; cancer of unknown primary; cancer and pregnancy; adolescent/young adult oncology and phase I/pharmacokinetic studies of investigational agents

Prof. Dr. Sven Perner
Institute of Pathology, University Hospital of Bonn, Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25, 53127 Bonn, Germany
Tel. +49 228 287 15323; Fax: +49 228 287 9080019
Website: http://www.pernerlab.de/mitarbeiter/sven_perner.htm
Interests: understanding of the molecular biology of prostate cancer and the development of predictive biomarkers; genetics; molecular biology; TMPRSS2-ERG gene fusion; gene translocations; biomarker development
Contribution: Special Issue: Prostate Cancer

Dr. Christian Pilarsky
Klinik und Poliklinik für Viszeral-, Thorax- und Gefäßchirurgie, Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus an der Technischen Universität Dresden, Fetscherstraße 74, 01307 Dresden, Germany
Tel. +49 351 458 166 07; Fax: +49 351 449 210 303
Website: http://www.uniklinikum-dresden.de/das-klinikum/kliniken-polikliniken-institute/vtg/forschung/pankreasforschung/pd-dr-christian-pilarsky
Interests: pancreas cancer; apoptosis; microarrays; signal transduction networks; tumor stroma interaction; prostate cancer; biomarker
Contribution: Special Issue: Pancreatic Cancer

Prof. Dr. Dirk Rades
Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Lübeck, UK-SH Campus Lübeck, Ratzeburger Allee 160, 23538 Lübeck, Germany
Tel. +49 451 5006661; Fax: +49 451 5003324
Website: http://www.strahlentherapie-lübeck.de/
Interests: radiation oncology; metastases; radiochemotherapy; CNS tumors; head and neck cancer; gastrointestinal cancer

Dr. Michael W. Retsky
Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Tel. +1 203 675 0017
Website: http://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/PROFILES/ProfileDetails.aspx?Person=MWR2
Interests: cancer research; electron beam technology
Contribution: Special Issue: Surgery Induced Tumorigenesis in Breast and Other Cancers: An Inconvenient Truth?
In other journals:
Special Issue: Neural Networks and Sensors
Special Issue: Neural Networks and Sensors

Prof. Dr. Afshin Samali
Director of Apoptosis Research Centre, School of Natural Sciences, National University of Ireland - Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland
Tel. +353 91 492440; Fax: +353 91 494596
Website: http://www.nuigalway.ie/biochemistry/staff/samali/index.html
Interests: apoptosis; cell death; autophagy; TRAIL; heat shock proteins; Endoplasmic Reticulum stress; hypoxia
Contribution: Special Issue: Cell Death and Cancer

Dr. Thomas D. Schmittgen
Division of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, Ohio State University, Parks Hall, 500 West 12th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
Tel. +1 614 292 3456; Fax: +1 614 292 7766
Website: http://www.pharmacy.ohio-state.edu/programs/ceut/faculty/schmittgen/
Interests: noncoding RNA; microRNA; cancer; quantitative RT-PCR; pancreatic cancer

Prof. Dr. Roderich E. Schwarz
Goshen Center for Cancer Care, Indiana University Health, 200 High Park Ave., Goshen, IN 46526, USA
Tel. +1-574-364-2892; Fax: +1-574-364-2480
Website: http://iuhealth.org/goshen/cancer-care/our-team/roderich-e-schwarz-md-phd-facs/
Interests: bile duct cancer; gastric cancer; liver cancer; pancreatic cancer
Contribution: Special Issue: Gastric Cancer

Prof. Dr. Sandip Kumar SenGupta
Department of Pathology & Molecular Medicine, Queen's University, Canada
Tel. +1 613 549 6666 ext. 4164; Fax: +1 613 548 6076
Interests: breast cancer pathology; immunohistochemistry; prognostic and predictive factors; biomarkers
Contribution: Special Issue: Breast Cancers: Pathology and Biomarkers

Prof. Dr. David A. Sherris
Department of Otolaryngology, University at Buffalo, 1237 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14209, USA
Tel. +1 716 884 5102
Website: http://medicine.buffalo.edu/content/medicine/faculty/profile.html/?ubit=dsherris
Interests: chronic sinusitis; endoscopic sinus surgery; rhinoplasty; airway obstruction; fungal sinusitis

Dr. Giulio C. Spagnoli
Laboratory of Oncology, Institute of Surgical Research and Hospital Management, University of Basel, c/o ZLF, Hebelstrasse 20, CH-4031 Basel, Switzerland
Tel. +1 (0)61 265 2378
Website: http://biomedizin.unibas.ch/nc/about-us/people/profil/profile/person/spagnoli/
Interests: tumor immunology; cellular immunology; cancer cell biology

Dr. Eike Staub
Head of Exploratory Biomarker Analysis, Merck Serono, Darmstadt, Germany; Lecturer of Bioinformatics, Hochschule Mannheim, Germany
Tel. +49 6151 725989; Fax: +49 6151 723329
Interests: cancer drug target identification and validation; cancer drug discovery; oncogenomics for preclinical models & for patient stratification; bioinformatics for prediction of disease genes; analysis of protein, gene and genome evolution

Dr. Tomoharu Sugie
Department of Surgery, Kansai Medical University, 2-3-1 Shinmachi, Hirakata, 573-1191 Osaka, Japan
Tel. +81 72 804 0101; Fax: +81 72 804 2578
Interests: breast surgery; cancer immunology
Contribution: Special Issue: Breast Cancer
Special Issue: Breast Cancer Biology and Treatment

Dr. Ugo Testa
Medical Oncology Section, Department of Hematology and Oncology, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Rome, Italy
Tel. +39 06 4990 2422
Website: http://www.iss.it/site/attivita/ISSWEB_istituto/RicercaPersonale/dettaglio.asp?idAna=1239&lang=1

Dr. Kwong Yok Tsang
Cellular Immunology Group, Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Biology, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, 10 Center Drive, MSC-1750, Building 10, Room 8B08, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
Tel. +1 301 496 9694; Fax: +1 301 496 2756
Website: http://ccr.cancer.gov/Labs/Lab.asp?LabID=39
Interests: the role of the human immune response to tumor-associated antigens. We are working to define and develop immunodominant determinants and modifications of those determinants toward the optimal activation of human immune responses to tumor-associated antigens. Additionally, we are involved in studying mechanisms to enhance the potency of antigen-presenting cells for specific T cell activation. We are also developing immunologic methods and immunoassays to better define the efficacy of vaccine therapies for a range of human cancers.
Contribution: Special Issue: Immune Responses to Human Prostate Cancer

Dr. Asad Umar
Gastrointestinal & Other Cancers Research Group, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute, 6130 Executive Blvd, EPN2142, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
Tel. +1 301 594 2684; Fax: +1 301 435 6344
Interests: gastrointestinal; skin, and hematolymphoid cancers prevention policies and future research directions

Dr. Guillermo Velasco
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I, School of Biology, Complutense University, C/José Antonio Nováis nº 2, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Tel. +34 913944668; Fax: +34 913944672
Website: https://solea.quim.ucm.es/cannabis/guillermovelascoinicio_en.htm
Interests: autophagy; ER stress; gliomas; cannabinoid antitumoral action; ceramide signaling
Contribution: Special Issue: Autophagy and Cancer

Prof. Dr. Xiao Yan Zhong
Department of Biomedicine, University Hospital Basel, Hebelstrasse 20, CH-4031 Basel, Switzerland
Tel. +41 61 328 69 86
Website: http://biomedizin.unibas.ch/nc/about-us/people/profil/profile/person/zhong/
Interests: women’s health: non invasive prenatal diagnosis and tumor marker’s in gynecologic cancer

Dr. Penghui Zhou
Department of Cancer Immunology and AIDS, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02115, USA
Tel. +1 617 632 4176
Website: http://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/profiles/profile/person/97237
Interests: Cancer immunology; T cell therapy

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