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Special Issue "Liver Cancer"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Oncology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Hiroaki Taniguchi
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Guest Editor
Institute of Genetics and Animal Biotechnology, Laboratory for Genome Editing and Transcriptional, Regulation, Polish Academy of Sciences, 05-552 Jastrzębiec, Poland
Interests: Transcription factors, Epigenetics, Gene Mutation, Cancer stem cell, Molecular biology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Liver cancer is one of the most common cancers and is the leading cause of death worldwide. Since there are no subjective symptoms in the early stages, it is generally at quite advanced stage when it is discovered. Chronic liver damage often sets the stage for the oncogenic transformation of liver cells giving rise to liver cancer. Risk factors for this transformation include excessive smoking, alcohol consumption and hepatitis B and C viral infections, all of which can cause mutations in healthy DNA. These mutations can result in the deregulation of genes involved in controlling cell growth, cell death,  and cell differentiation, thereby contributing to liver carcinogenesis. In this special issue, we will try to provide the information which would be beneficial for basic scientists to medical doctors in the field of liver cancer research. We will mainly consider the below listed topics but not limited.

Dr. Hiroaki Taniguchi
Guest Editor

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. International Journal of Molecular Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • Liver cancer and Mutations/Genetics
  • Liver cancer and Gene regulation
  • Liver cancer and Stem cells
  • Liver cancer and Obesity
  • Liver cancer and Stress
  • Liver cancer and Clinical trials/Therapies
  • Liver cancer and Epigenetic gene regulation
  • Liver cancer and NASH
  • Liver cancer and Virus
  • Liver cancer and Immunology
  • Liver cancer and 3D environment
  • Liver cancer and Microbiome

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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