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Special Issue "Skin Cancer"
A special issue of Cosmetics (ISSN 2079-9284).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2018).
Skin cancer is the most commonly-diagnosed cancer. There are three main types of skin cancers, basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, which are highly curable if found and treated early, and melanoma, the third-most-common type, accounting for about 1% of total skin cancers, and which causes of a majority of skin cancer deaths.
Skin cancer risk varies with skin type, hair and eye color, history of sunburns, and individual’s immune responses. Among many risk factors, overexposure of ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun or from artificial sources, such as tanning beds, is considered as the major cause of skin cancer. Although the incidence rate of skin cancer, particularly melanoma, keeps increasing, most skin cancers are preventable by protecting from UV radiation. Therefore, it is recommended to wear sunscreen products, all year, with broad-spectrum UV protection and high SPF, and other cosmetics, including moisturizers, make-up, and lip screen, are considered as an excellent day-to-day way to protect skin from the sun.
This Special Issus is dedicated to highlighting the potential of cosmetic products, or their ingredients, to prevent or reduce skin cancer development or progression, as well as the biological effects or mechanisms of action of the products.Dr. Mun Kyung Hwang
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Cosmetics is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Anticancer effects
- Anticancer ingredients
- Chronic skin inflammation
- UV radiation
- Sun protection