Special Issue "Autophagy in Cancer"

A special issue of Biology (ISSN 2079-7737).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Nikolai Engedal

Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine, Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM), University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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Interests: autophagy; cancer therapy; unfolded protein response; intracellular signaling; calcium; cell death
Guest Editor
Prof. Mario Tschan

Institute of Pathology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
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Interests: autophagy; CMA; acute myeloid leukemias; targeted cancer therapies; retinoids; transcription factors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The last two decades have witnessed a tremendous and ever-growing interest among basic, translational and clinical researchers in studying the role of autophagy in cancer and in exploiting the new knowledge to improve cancer prevention, diagnostics, prognostics and treatment. However, there have been very few focussed journal issues or books on this important topic.

In the Special Issue entitled “Autophagy in Cancer” we welcome the submission of original and review articles covering a broad range of aspects related to the biological and clinical relationship between autophagy- and cancer-associated processes. This may include topics related to cancer initiation, progression, migration, invasion, metastasis, diagnostics, prognostics, prevention, cancer therapy and treatment responses, the tumor-microenvironment and its interaction with cancer cells, inflammation, and cancer immunology. Moreover, we encourage articles focused on the intersections between autophagy and/or autophagy-related proteins with other cellular processes, including membrane trafficking and secretion events, metabolism, cell death mechanisms, intracellular signaling, gene expression, genome stability, and cellular stress responses.

We are looking forward to receiving your contributions to this Special Issue of Biology.

Dr. Nikolai Engedal
Prof. Mario Tschan
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • autophagy
  • ATG
  • cancer
  • tumor biology
  • cancer therapy
  • therapy resistance
  • membrane trafficking
  • metabolism
  • cell death
  • cellular stress responses

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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