Special Issue "Breast Cancer"
A special issue of Cancers (ISSN 2072-6694).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2010)
Dr. Tomoharu Sugie
Department of Surgery, Kansai Medical University, 2-3-1 Shinmachi, Hirakata, 573-1191 Osaka, Japan
Phone: +81 72 804 0101
Fax: +81 72 804 2578
Interests: breast surgery; cancer immunology
Current topics in breast cancer include the novel imaging in cancer, the minimal invasive operation, and tailoring therapeutic approach on the basis of cancer biology. Regarding the imaging, possible topics of interest may include the functional imaging on PET, molecular imaging on targeting molecules. Regarding surgery, possible topics of interest may include sentinel lymph node biopsy, the minimal surgery after chemotherapy and/or endocrine therapy, the plastic surgery. Regarding of cancer biology, possible topics of interest may include cancer stem cell, EMT, circulating tumor cell, and disseminated tumor cell. In clinical practice, we may interest in biomarkers predicting prognosis and therapeutic effect, chemotherapy and endocrine therapy on the basis of the intrinstic subtype, and immunotherapy (i.e. cancer vaccine, transferring CTL).
Tomoharu Sugie, MD
- cancer imaging
- minimal breast surgery
- cancer biology
- intrinstic subtype
- endocrine therapy