Mitophagy, Autophagy, Apoptosis and Senescence—the Roles of These Processes in Invasive Cancer Growth: Second Edition

A special issue of Cells (ISSN 2073-4409). This special issue belongs to the section "Autophagy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2024 | Viewed by 105

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
Interests: clinical cancer; head and neck oncology; miRNA and exosomes; tumor microenvironment; 2D and 3D cell culture; experimental photodynamic therapy; image cytometry

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
Interests: epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition; fibroblasts; chemokines; head and neck squamous cell carcinoma; curcumin; tumor progression
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Dear Colleagues,

As global cancer incidence and fatality rates increase, more novel strategies are urgently needed for anticancer therapy regimens. As a well-known hallmark of cancer, cell death can be a cornerstone of effective treatment. However, in recent years, many distinct mechanisms and forms of cell death have been characterized, from regular apoptosis through autophagy to special events such as ferroptosis. These processes, on the one hand, play a crucial role in cancer progression and therapy resistance; however, on the other hand, they can also provide promising targets of novel treatment options.

In this Special Issue, we encourage submissions regarding the significance of the alteration of cell death processes and senescence as a survival strategy of cancer cells, as well as any molecular background that is responsible for the different activities of these processes, and therapeutic approaches that induce cell death or target altered cell activities.

Dr. Julia Federspiel
Dr. Jozsef Dudas
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  • apoptosis
  • autophagy
  • mitophagy
  • senescence
  • cancer cell death mechanisms

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