Topical Collection "Novel Drug Candidates for Anticancer Therapy: Design, Preliminary Evaluations, and Further Developments"
Dr. Jean Jacques Vanden Eynde (Website)
Formerly head of the Department of Organic Chemistry (FS), University of Mons-UMONS, 7000 Mons, Belgium
Interests: heterocycles; microwave-induced synthesis; medicinal chemistry; green chemistry
Dr. Annie Mayence (Website)
Formerly professor at the Haute Ecole Provinciale de Hainaut-Condorcet, 7330 Saint-Ghislain, Belgium
Former Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Tien L. Huang * (Website)
Division of Basic and Pharmaceutical sciences, College of Pharmacy, Xavier University of Louisiana, 1 Drexel Drive, New Orleans, LA 70125, USA
Interests: medicinal chemistry; organic chemistry; anti-opportunistic agents; anti-parasitic agents; prodrugs
* One of the founding Collection Editors and Collection Editor up to 6 March 2015
Developing novel cancer therapeutics is essential for treating cancer, a complex, multi-factorial disease that is dreaded worldwide. Although significant advances have been made in recent years in preventing and treating cancer, the mortality rate is still unacceptably high. Many of the current chemotherapeutics are limited by significant side effects, unpredictable efficacies or acquired resistances. Recent discoveries concerning the pathogenesis and biology of cancer have unraveled new, strategic cellular targets for drug intervention. This has allowed the rational development of novel cancer therapeutics. For this Special Issue, we invite the submission of manuscripts that focus on the design, synthesis, evaluation, and further development of investigational agents (including natural products) as potential cancer chemotherapeutics.
Dr. Jean Jacques Vanden Eynde
Dr. Annie Mayence
Dr. Tien L. Huang
Manuscript Submission Information
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- anticancer activity
- anticancer agents
- antiproliferative effects
- antitumor activity
- cancer cells
- tumor cells