Special Issue "Immunotherapy in Thoracic Malignancies"
A special issue of Current Oncology (ISSN 1718-7729). This special issue belongs to the section "Thoracic Oncology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2023 | Viewed by 728
Special Issue Editors
Interests: thoracic oncology; head and neck cancers; real-world data; health technology assessment
Special Issue Information
Immunotherapy has become a mainstay in the management of thoracic malignancies over the past decade. Moving from the initial phase III studies in last-line metastatic NSCLC to the adjuvant setting, immune checkpoint inhibitors and CTLA4 inhibitors have revolutionized the treatment of disease. Not only has immunotherapy integrated into all stages of management of NSCLC, its benefits are also seen across other thoracic pathologies, including SCLC and mesothelioma. While immunotherapy has been a welcome addition to the therapeutic tool kit for thoracic malignancies, challenges remain in understanding which patients are most likely or least likely to benefit from treatment. Furthermore, there are toxicities to consider with this therapeutic option, both clinically and financially.
For this Special Issue of Current Oncology, submissions that advance the literature on the use of immunotherapy in thoracic malignancies are sought. Although all manuscripts will be considered, priority will be given to manuscripts focusing on:
- Optimizing patient selection for different therapeutic options;
- Understanding risk factors for toxicity;
- Evaluating the cost and resource implications of immunotherapy;
- Understanding mechanisms of immunotherapy resistance and novel therapies to overcome resistance.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Cheryl Ho
Dr. Randeep Sangha
Manuscript Submission Information
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- immune checkpoint inhibitors
- CTLA4 inhibitors
- predictive factors
- financial implications