Special Issue "HOX Genes in Cancer"
A special issue of Cancers (ISSN 2072-6694).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2019)
The HOX genes are a family of transcription factors that play key roles in conferring cell and tissue identity during early development, but which are also frequently expressed at very high levels in a wide range of solid and hematological cancers. Over the last decade is has become apparent that the HOX genes can promote oncogenesis and the maintenance of a malignant phenotype, and are therefore potential therapeutic targets in cancer as well as biomarkers for diagnosis, prognosis, and patient stratification. This Special Issue, HOX Genes in Cancer, will provide a forum for the latest discoveries in this rapidly expanding field, and help make it accessible through reviews on key topics including the role of HOX genes in cancer stem cells, current progress on targeting HOX proteins in cancer, the cancer-specific functions of HOX genes, and the potential of HOX genes and their products as biomarkers.
Prof. Dr. Richard Morgan
Prof. Dr. Keith D. Hunter
Dr. Alex Thompson
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- cancer stem cells