Special Issue "Brain Metastasis 2016"
A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Pathology, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2016)
Prof. Dr. Dario Marchetti
Director, Biomarker Research Program, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Professor, Institute of Academic Medicine, Visiting Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, MS: R7-414, 6670 Bertner Avenue, Houston, TX 77030, USA
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Interests: the biology and therapeutic utility of circulating tumor cells (CTCs); liquid biopsies; mechanisms of brain metastasis and dormancy in breast and melanoma cancers; roles of heparanase in development and disease
Brain metastasis is the stage of cancer resulting from cancer cell colonization of the brain. Brain metastasis represents a compendium of devastating diseases, arising from several cancer types, mostly fatal, because of the extremely poor prognosis when compared to primary cancers treatment. Furthermore, mechanisms underlying brain metastasis remain largely unknown. This Special Issue is the continuation of Special Issue “Brain Metastasis” and “Brain Metastasis 2014”. This Special Issue will assess, report, and discuss new discoveries in the biology, pathology, and treatment of brain metastasis.
Prof. Dr. Dario Marchetti
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- brain metastasis
- molecular determinants
- biological systems
- pre-clinical models
- therapeutic interventions
- drug therapy
- new drug discovery
- brain metastasis prevention and/or treatment