Special Issue "Current and Future Research in Immunotherapy for Brain Tumors"

A special issue of Current Oncology (ISSN 1718-7729). This special issue belongs to the section "Neuro-Oncology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 September 2022 | Viewed by 548

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Rebecca Harrison
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Guest Editor
Division of Medical Oncology, BC Cancer, The University of British Columbia, 600 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z4E6, Canada
Interests: brain tumour; primary brain tumours; metastatic brain tumours; patient-reported outcomes

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

Immunotherapy has revolutionized cancer treatment. In recent years, immunooncologic (OI) therapies have become standard of care for several cancers, and potential additional indications are being explored through clinical trials. The development of effective IO strategies in neuro-oncology has been met with several distinct challenges, given the distinct biology of nervous system tumours and the brain itself. Dedicated clinical and preclinical efforts to best understand how to harness these therapies to treat nervous system cancers are ongoing.

Topics explored in this issue will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

Scope of work:

  • The immunobiology of CNS tumours
  • Translational models of immunotherapy for brain tumours
  • Unique challenges and considerations in designing clinical trials for immunotherapy in neuro-oncology
  • Clinical research in immunooncology for brain tumours: insights gained, current efforts, future directions 
  • Current practices and potential applications of immunotherapy in specific CNS cancer populations
  • Diffuse glioma
  • Rare tumours
  • Pediatric brain tumours 
  • Brain metastases

Dr. Rebecca Harrison
Guest Editor

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