Special Issue "Thoracic Oncology in the Era of Precision Medicine"

A special issue of Clinics and Practice (ISSN 2039-7283).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2023 | Viewed by 67

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Nagla Abdel Karim
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Guest Editor
Department of Medicine, University of Virginia, Fairfax, VA 22031, USA
Interests: thoracic oncology; personalizing therapy in lung cancer; lung cancer; thoracic oncology; phase i clinical trials/experimental therapeutics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

During the past two decades, advances in genomic profiling have allowed for rapid integration of targeted therapies and novel therapies into the systemic management of patients, especially with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We learnt how to utilize precision medicine to guide our treatment decisions, especially in NSCLC. Personalized medicine is primarily driven by the advances in genomic testing, biomarker-driven therapy, and immunotherapy that have transformed the landscape of oncology care and have greatly improved outcomes for patients. The application of molecular testing is transforming cancer into a diverse template of genomic alterations that drive oncogenesis. In thoracic oncology, extensive evaluation of genetic alterations has been rewarding in lung cancers, especially adenocarcinomas, now subclassified according to the expression of specific markers, which drive a personalized attempt to cure. In this Special Issue, we aim to collect a wide range of topics in thoracic oncology, including lung cancer, mesothelioma, mediastinal (thymic neoplasms) and rare chest-wall tumors, e.g., solitary fibrous tumors. The contributions can be in the form of original articles, reviews, commentaries and unique and rare case reports.

Dr. Nagla Abdel Karim
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • precision medicine
  • genomic profiling
  • immunotherapy
  • oncogenesis
  • adenocarcinoma
  • mesothelioma
  • thymic neoplasms and solitary fibrous tumors

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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