Special Issues

Cancers runs special issues to create collections of papers on specific topics. The aim is to build a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors who are experts in the subject and oversee the editorial process for papers. Papers published in a Special Issue will be collected together on a dedicated page of the journal website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Signaling by Lysophosphatidic Acid, Sphingosine 1-Phosphate, and Other Lysophospholipids in Cancers submission deadline 30 May 2022 | Viewed by 198
Keywords: angiogenesis; apoptosis; cell division; chemotherapy; fibrosis; immune evasion; metastasis; radiotherapy; tumor micro-environment
(This special issue belongs to the Section Molecular Cancer Biology)
Non-Coding RNA in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma: New Perspectives for the Clinical Practice
edited by Jesus Garcia-Foncillas and
submission deadline 30 May 2022 | Viewed by 225
Keywords: pancreatic cancer; microRNA; lncRNA; piRNA; pancreatic cysts; predictive biomarkers; novel therapies
Bone Metastasis in Breast Cancer
edited by Penelope Dawn Ottewell
submission deadline 30 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2220
Keywords: breast cancer bone metastasis; biomarkers; immune regulation; dormancy; drug resistance; novel therapies; treatment strategies
Nanoplatforms Based Cancers Therapy
edited by Magali Gary-Bobo
submission deadline 30 May 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1418
Keywords: nanoplatforms; cancer therapy; imaging; targeting; controlled delivery
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cancer Nursing and Care)
The Use of Real World (RW) Data in Oncology submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 228
Keywords: real-world data; big data; clinical trials; bioinformatics; health disparities; predictive analytics; radiomics; precision medicine; machine learning
Modern Treatment of Head and Neck Cancer submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2413
Keywords: head and neck cancer; diagnostic imaging; mini-invasive surgery; high precision radiotherapy; target therapies; quality of life; toxicity; clinical outcomes; de-intensification strategies; artificial intelligence
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cancer Therapy)
Resistance Mechanisms in Malignant Brain Tumors submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 9 articles | Viewed by 10651
Keywords: brain tumors; resistance mechanisms; tumor microenvironment; targeted therapy; tumor heterogeneity; glioblastoma; brain metastasis; radiotherapy; chemotherapy; immunotherapy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Molecular Cancer Biology)
Loco-Regional Arterial Chemotherapies Alone or in Combination with Sistemic Treatments for Primary and Secondary Hepato-Pancreatic Tumors
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3051
Keywords: Hepatic arterial infusion (HAI); Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE); Arteriography; Primary and metastatic liver tumors; Primary pancreatic tumors; Systemic chemotherapy; Biological agents; Tyrosine kinase inhibitors; Oxaliplatin; 5-Fluorouracil; Irinotecan; Gemcitabine; Adriblastin
Advances in the Treatment of Metastatic Uveal Melanoma
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3592
Keywords: Uveal melanoma; Metastasis; Immunotherapies; Checkpoint inhibitor; T-cell receptor; Epigenetics; Cell therapy; CAR-T; Targeted therapies; Chemotherapies; Liver directed therapy; Radiotherapy; Hepatic perfusion
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cancer Therapy)
Role of Inter- and Peritumoral Vessels and Nerves in Tumor Dissemination and Treatment Outcome
edited by and Georgios Lolas
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 4797
Keywords: Angiogenesis; Neoneurogenesis; Cancer; Stress; Anti-angiogenic treatment; Tumor nervous systems; Microenvironment; Metastasis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Tumor Microenvironment)
Pleural Cavity Tumor Microenvironment: Primary and Metastatic Tumors submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3650
Keywords: mesothelioma; inflammation; pleural effusion; pleural metastases; matrix; exosomes; immunotherapy; vascular density; fibrosis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Tumor Microenvironment)
Fusion Protein-Driven Human Sarcomas: New Molecular Insights and Clinical Opportunities
edited by , and Igor Letovanec
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 175
Keywords: onco-fusion proteins; human sarcomas; genomic translocations; targeted therapies
Mathematical Models of Cellular Immunotherapies in Cancer
edited by , Lisette de Pillis, Philipp Altrock and Russell Rockne
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 9 articles | Viewed by 11874
Keywords: mathematical oncology; CAR-T cells; mesenchymal stem cells; natural killer cells; cellular therapies; mathematical modelling
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cancer Therapy)
Novel Metabolic Approaches Targeting Cancer Cells submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2136
Keywords: cancer metabolism; metastasis; tumor heterogeneity; cancer stem cells; drug resistance
(This special issue belongs to the Section Clinical Trials of Cancer)
Challenges in Cancer-Associated Thrombosis submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 576
Keywords: cancer-associated thrombosis; thromboprophylaxis; duration of anticoagulation; venous thromboembolism diseases; low molecular weight heparin; rivaroxaban; apixaban; edoxaban
Prostate Cancer Therapy
edited by Igor Tsaur
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 2064
Keywords: prostate cancer; prostatectomy; radiotherapy; focal therapy; active surveillance; oligometastatic disease; chemotherapy; hormonal therapy; targeted therapy; metastasis-directed treatment
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cancer Therapy)
Chemoradiotherapy for Head-and-Neck Cancer in the Elderly
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1282
Keywords: head-and-neck cancer; radiotherapy; chemotherapy; elderly patients; geriatric patients
Updates on Genetics and Management in Squamous Cell Carcinoma
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 119
Keywords: squamous cell carcinoma; postoperative radiotherapy; targeted treatment; chemotherapy; immunotherapy; signaling pathways; mutation; gene expression; genetic mechanisms; tumorigenesis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cancer Causes, Screening and Diagnosis)
Crosstalk between Inflammation and Carcinogenesis submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1442
Keywords: inflammation; carcinogenesis; crosstalk; transformation; chemokine; cytokine; mitochondria; Ca++; genetics; epigenetics
Cancer: Advances in T Cell-Based Clinical Immunotherapies
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 7347
Keywords: cancer immunotherapy; CAR-T cells; BiTE; immune-checkpoint inhibitor; tumor antigen; clinical trial; biomarker
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy)
Salivary Gland Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2575
Keywords: adenoid cystic carcinoma; molecular studies; Myb– NFIB; gene fusion; genome-wide analysis; carcinogenesis; targeted therapy; clinical trials; biomarkers.
(This special issue belongs to the Section Molecular Cancer Biology)
The Role of Tissue Factor and Downstream Coagulation Proteases in Solid Cancers and Hematological Malignancies
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 8 articles | Viewed by 8141
Keywords: PAR signaling  ; Angiogenesis  ; Hematogenous Metastasis  ; Venous thromboembolism  ; Disseminated intravascular coagulation  ; Prediction of CAT
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cancer Therapy)
Intraoperative Radiation Therapy in the Treatment of Cancer
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1448
Keywords: Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT); radiation techniques; high-dose radiation therapy; local control; normal tissues; side effect; breast cancer; pancreatic cancer; gynecologic cancer; rectal cancer
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cancer Therapy)
Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck
edited by Guido Valente
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 283
Keywords: basocellular carcinoma; basal cell carcinoma; basaliomas; head and neck cancers; election therapy; cutaneous lesions; surgical treatments; Mohs surgery; genetic skin diseases
Testicular Tumor Imaging
edited by Laurence Rocher
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 346
Keywords: testicular tumor imaging; ultrasound-color-doppler-elastography-computed tomography; testicular MRI; contrast enhanced sonography
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cancer Causes, Screening and Diagnosis)
Lung Adenocarcinoma: Screening and Surgical Treatment
edited by Lorenzo Spaggiari and
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 671
Keywords: lung cancer; screening; thoracic surgery; robotic surgery; minimally invasive surgery; cost-effectiveness
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cancer Therapy)
New Directions for Treating Soft Tissue Sarcomas submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 15 articles | Viewed by 17718
Keywords: Diagnosing STS; Neo-adjuvant strategies for STS; Response prediction in STS; Recurrent STS; Centralization of STS treatment; Follow up after treatment of primary STS; Immuno oncology for STS; New targets for STS; Quality of life for STS patients
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cancer Therapy)
The Role of Surgery in Lung Cancer Treatment: Present Indications and Future Perspectives
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 4847
Keywords: lung cancer surgery; thoracic oncology; early-stage lung cancer; locally advanced lung cancer
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cancer Therapy)
Approaches to Improve the Prognosis of Head-and-Neck Cancer
edited by and Norifumi Nakamura
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1177
Keywords: sarcopenia; head and neck cancer; oral cancer; postoperative complications; survival rate; prognosis
The Role of SBRT/SABR in Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy
edited by Amar U. Kishan, Minsong Cao and Alison Claire Tree
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 179
Keywords: prostate cancer; stereotactic body radiotherapy; stereotactic ablative radiotherapy; SBRT; SABR
(This special issue belongs to the Section Molecular Cancer Biology)
Molecular Analysis in Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome
edited by Philip R. Cohen
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 228
Keywords: hedgehog signaling; basal cell carcinoma; medulloblastoma; keratocystic odontogenic tumor; PTCH1; SMO; SUFU; cholesterol; primary cilia; disease model
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cancer Pathophysiology)
Pediatric Cancers submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 18 articles | Viewed by 17019
Keywords: Pediatric cancer; Immunotherapy; Tumorigenesis; Metastasis; Relapse; Small molecule inhibitors; Therapeutics; Chemotherapy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pediatric Oncology)
Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics/Pharmacogenetics Based Personalized Medicine for Cancer Therapy
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 10 articles | Viewed by 8529
Keywords: personalized medicine; pharmacokinetics; pharmacodynamics; pharmacogenetics; cancer chemotherapy; molecular targeted agents; clinical toxicology; therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM); cancer genomic medicine; molecular oncology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cancer Therapy)
Assessing and Influencing Prognosis in Hepatocellular Carcinoma
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2633
Keywords: HCC; biomarker; prognosis; precision medicine; omics; mechanisms of tumor development
(This special issue belongs to the Section Tumor Microenvironment)
Interaction of Innate and Adaptive Immune System in Cancer Therapy Response submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1457
Keywords: host immune response; cancer therapy; macrophages; adoptive cell therapy; immunotherapy; metronomic schedule; innate immune system; adaptive immune system; therapy response assessment
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy)
Imaging Biomarker in Oncology
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 9 articles | Viewed by 5312
Keywords: oncology; radiomics; biomarker
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cancer Biomarkers)
Cell-Cell Communication and Extracellular Vesicles in Cancer
edited by , Yandong Zhou and Ling Lin
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3448
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cancer Pathophysiology)
Lifestyle Modifications and Survival of Cancer Patients
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 541
The Chorioallantoic Membrane (CAM) Model – Traditional and State-of–the Art Applications: The 1st International CAM Conference
edited by Regine Schneider-Stock
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1466
Multiplexed Imaging for Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy: Dissecting Networks at Tissue or Single-Cell Level
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1336
Keywords: imaging; multiplex; spectral imaging; imaging mass cytometry; interactome; white field microscopy; confocal microscopy; immunohistochemistry; bar coded probe; imaging software; artificial intelligence
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cancer Biomarkers)
Leukemia and Lymphoma Immunophenotyping submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 8 articles | Viewed by 8013
Keywords: leukemia; lymphoma; immunophenotype; flow cytometry; EuroFlow; diagnosis; monitoring; minimal-measurable residual disease; immune monitoring
(This special issue belongs to the Section Methods and Technologies Development)
Endoscopic Management of Liver and Pancreatic Cancer submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2158
Keywords: pancreatic cancer; hepatocellular carcinoma; EUS; ERCP; liver cancer
Advances in the Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
edited by Dimitrios Moris
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 13 articles | Viewed by 12705
Keywords: hepatocellular carcinoma; BCLC; resection; transplantation; immunotherapy; chemotherapy
Role of Mesenchymal Stromal Cells (MSC) in Cancer Progression and Cancer Therapy
edited by , Antonietta Rosa Silini and Francesca Romana Stefani
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 4029
Keywords: Mesenchymal Stromal Cells; Cancer Treatment; Tumor Microenvironment
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cancer Therapy)
Epigenetic Dysregulation in Melanoma
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 661
Keywords: melanoma; epigenetics; histone modifiers; chromatin remodellers; DNA methyltransferases/demethylases; non-coding RNAs; treatment resistance; targeted therapy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Molecular Cancer Biology)
Therapeutic Progress in Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 949
Keywords: acute lymphoblastic leukemia; Philadelphia-positive ALL; Philadelphia-like ALL; B-ALL; T-ALL; early-thymic precursor ALL; Burkitt leukemia; adolescent/young adult ALL; molecular genetics; minimal residual disease; risk stratification; risk-oriented therapy; immunotherapy; monoclonal antibody therapy; CAR-T cells; precision medicine; drug sensitivity screening
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cancer Therapy)
Novel Approaches in Thymic Epithelial Tumors Diagnosis and Treatment
edited by and Nicolas Girard
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 3443
Keywords: thymic epithelial tumors; thymoma; thymic carcinoma; diagnosis; pathology; imaging; surgery; chemotherapy; radiotherapy; network; biomarker; gene expression profiling; immunotherapy; autoimmune disease treatment
Targeted Therapy Based on Cancer Genomics
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 274
Keywords: genomics; functional genomics; target gene; targeted therapy; personalized medicine; cancer
(This special issue belongs to the Section Molecular Cancer Biology)
CRISPR-Mediated Cancer Modeling submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1894
Keywords: cancer; CRISPR; CRISPRi; CRISPRa; AAV; CRISPR libraries; in vivo; in vitro; CRISPR KO
(This special issue belongs to the Section Methods and Technologies Development)
Mitochondria and Metabolism of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Cells
edited by Elisa Dalla Pozza and
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2887
Keywords: PDAC; cancer metabolism; mitochondria function; mitochondria dynamics; diagnostic markers; metabolic targets; apoptosis; cancer therapies
(This special issue belongs to the Section Molecular Cancer Biology)
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