Special Issue "Genes and Pathways in the Pathogenesis of Ovarian Cancer"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 July 2013)
Prof. Dr. Ie-Ming Shih (Website)
Department of Pathology, Faculty in Pathobiology PhD Graduate Program, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, CRB-II, Rm 305, 1550 Orleans Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21231, USA
Fax: +1 410 502 7943
Interests: cancer pathogenesis; gene amplification; gene mutation; differential diagnosis; genome-wide analysis of human cancer
Ovarian cancer is one of the most aggressive neoplastic diseases in women. It is composed of distinct types of carcinoma with unique clinicopathological and molecular features. The genome-wide molecular genetic landscape in various histological subtypes of ovarian cancer has been recently revealed through the effort of The Cancer Genome Atlas and other investigator-initiated genomic analyses. Those database resources provide an unprecedented opportunity for basic research to understand pathogenesis of ovarian cancer and for translational research that may lead to new diagnosis and treatment. There are several prioritized research areas that need to be addressed in this devastating disease. Thus, this special issue offers a timely opportunity to publish those studies that aim at exploring the molecular and translational aspects of ovarian cancer. Both original research and review articles are all welcome, especially for those articles describing genes and pathways that may serve as new targets for experimental therapeutics and future clinical trials. It is expected that this new special issue will become a useful resource for all investigators and clinicians who are interested in ovarian cancer research and will inspire new research directions in the years to come.
Prof. Dr. Ie-Ming Shih
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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- ovarian cancer
- cancer genomics
- personalized medicine
- signaling pathways