Special Issue "Liver Cancer and Potential Therapeutic Targets"
A special issue of Cancers (ISSN 2072-6694).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2019).
Interests: fatty liver, hepatitis, hepatocellular carcinoma
Primary liver cancer, mainly consisting of hepatocellular carcinoma and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, is a leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Recent advances in the development of multikinase inhibitors for the treatment of liver cancer brought us closer than ever to enabling the control or even cure of liver cancer with systemic therapy. However, therapeutic options and efficacy have not sufficiently met clinical demands yet. Furthermore, although prevalent mutations and affected pathways in the course of liver cancer development and progression have been identified, these have not led to therapeutic innovation. Therefore, in order to develop more efficient drugs or to improve current therapies, it is necessary to deepen our understanding of molecular mechanisms underlying liver cancer, and to identify previously unrecognized potential therapeutic targets.
This special issue covers research on molecular mechanisms underlying the development and progression of liver cancer from the viewpoints of diagnosis, prevention and/or therapy. Studies examining the therapeutic efficacy of molecular-targeted drugs or novel therapeutic approaches are also welcomed.
Dr. Hiroyuki Tsuchiya
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