Special Issue "Mechanisms of Tumor Latency and Its Alterations in Metastasis"

A special issue of Genes (ISSN 2073-4425). This special issue belongs to the section "Human Genomics and Genetic Diseases".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Roger Gomis

1. Oncology Program, Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, Spain
2. Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA), Barcelona, Spain
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Interests: growth control; cancer metastasis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Tumor cell dormancy remains one of the leading causes of cancer relapse after clinical treatment. Depending on their cellular microenvironment and genetic heterogeneity, disseminated tumor cells may proliferate or become quiescent. The mechanisms that govern tumor cell dormancy are not yet well understood and appear to involve cellular, angiogenic and immunological processes.

The aim of this Special Issue is to provide an updated view of the current status of research on metastasis and cancer dormancy, and their implications for better understanding cancer progression and treatment resistance.

Dr. Roger Gomis
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Tumor angiogenesis

  • Cellular dormancy

  • Tumor immunology and immunotherapy

  • Tumor metastasis

  • Tumor progression

  • DNA Damage

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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