Rare Tumors in Children: Trends in Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention (Volume II)

A special issue of Cancers (ISSN 2072-6694). This special issue belongs to the section "Pediatric Oncology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 May 2025 | Viewed by 88

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Pediatric Oncology Unit, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, Università Cattolica Sacro Cuore, 00168 Rome, Italy
Interests: clinical pharmacology; antineoplastic drugs; clinical trial; pediatric drugs
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Pediatric Oncology Unit Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli-IRCCS Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Roma Largo A. Gemelli, 8, 00168 Roma, Italy
Interests: pediatric hematology; pediatric oncology; neuroblastoma; pediatric brain tumors; sarcomas
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are excited to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue, which is the second edition of “Rare Tumors in Children: Trends in Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention” (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/cancers/special_issues/Rare_Tumors).

Rare cancers constitute a heterogeneous family of pathologies that can affect almost any part of the body. Rare cancers are associated with a series of challenges and issues related to their status as rare diseases. The difficulties involve both the patient’s diagnostic and therapeutic pathway and the impact on the efficiency of national healthcare systems.

Regarding rare diseases, the possibility of conducting clinical studies on both diagnostic and therapeutic aspects is limited. Therefore, national and international collaborations have been active for many years in order to conduct meaningful clinical studies. These scientific and clinical networks have made it possible to achieve significant results in the field of pediatric oncology. Nevertheless, not all children and adolescents with tumors have benefited from these efforts. Rare cancers are therefore ‘orphan’ diseases characterized by limited clinical experience, a lack of shared guidelines and little investment in research. However, in recent years, these rare diseases have attracted more attention and a number of collaborative groups on rare cancers have been established, with the aim of fostering the circulation and exchange of useful information in both the diagnostic and therapeutic phases.

These observations confirm that young patients with rare tumors need specific diagnostic and therapeutic approaches and represent a real challenge for the scientific world of pediatric oncology.

This Special Issue will highlight the current state of the art and trends in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of rare tumors in children.

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome.

I look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Antonio Ruggiero
Dr. Stefano Mastrangelo
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • pediatric oncology
  • pediatric drugs
  • clinical pharmacology

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