Special Issue "Diagnosis and Treatment of Upper Gastrointestinal Malignancies: Current Advances and Future Prospects"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2022 | Viewed by 1125
Interests: gastroesophageal cancer; colorectal cancer; hepatobiliary cancer; pancreatic cancer; targeted therapies; immunotherapy; developmental therapeutics; biomarker design
Cancers of the upper gastrointestinal tract constitute a high global burden, with gastric and esophageal cancers representing the fifth and sixth most common cancers worldwide, respectively. Cancers of the esophagus, stomach, and small bowel comprise a heteregenous group of malignancies distinguished by differences in histopathologic classification, risk factors and etiologies, and incidence and epidemiologic patterns, and, more recently, with comprehensive molecular profiling and molecular classification, leading to precision-based systemic therapy options in select scenarios. Despite improvements in screening, diagnosis, and radiation, surgical, and systemic therapies, global survival rates remain unsatisfactory, and the disease remains incurable in advanced stages.
The focus of this Special Issue is to highlight our global research efforts to improve outcomes in patients with upper gastrointestinal cancers. We recognize that dramatic improvements in the management of these malignancies in recent decades have resulted from multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment of patients. As such, we invite colleagues from across all disciplines: epidemiology, basic and translational science, genetics, nutrition, surgery, surgical oncology, hematology and oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, interventional radiology, gastroenterology, interventional gastroenterology, palliative care, and pathology, to highlight recent advancements in their respective fields that have contributed to the global care of patients with upper gastrointestinal cancers.
Dr. Jun Gong
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- gastric cancer
- esophageal cancer
- small bowel cancer
- gastrointestinal cancer
- systemic therapy
- radiation therapy