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Immunotherapy of Brain Tumor

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 389

Special Issue Editor

IOZK Immuno-Oncology Center Cologne, Hohenstaufenring 30-32, 50674 Cologne, Germany
Interests: brain tumor; immunotherapy; tumor immunology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Brain tumors are all orphan diseases, and the prognosis of malignant brain tumors remains bad despite a significant amount of preclinical and clinical research. Immunotherapy is a novel emerging field, which might also be applied for brain tumors, and intensive research is taking place today in different domains of immunotherapy for brain cancer (passive immunotherapy, adoptive immunotherapy, immunogenic cell death immunotherapy with oncolytic viruses and physics therapies, active specific immunotherapy with vaccines, modulatory immunotherapy). The aim is not only to kill tumor cells, but also to change the tumor microenvironment and to improve the systemic immune compartment. Multimodal immunotherapies are emerging, and combined treatment approaches, including multimodal immunotherapy, are increasingly being used in clinical practice. This Special Issue of the International Journal of Molecular Sciences aims to collect state-of-the-art knowledge as well as cutting-edge evolutions and perspectives in the field. Therefore, a broad group of researchers and clinicians are invited to contribute their insights so that readers and patients have an updated overview of the design of therapies to treat brain cancer.

Prof. Dr. Stefaan W. Van Gool
Guest Editor

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  • immunotherapy
  • immunogenic cell death
  • vaccines
  • immune modulation
  • brain tumors
  • tumor microenvironment
  • combined therapy

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