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Special Issue "Cyclooxygenase and Cancer: Fundamental Molecular Investigations"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2020.
Interests: anticancer drugs; targeted anticancer therapeutics; cellular response to anticancer treatment; inflammation and inflammation mediators
Today, we have a very rich, perhaps overwhelming, scientific literature on cyclooxygenases and cancer. In particular, the prognostic relevance of cyclooxygenase expression, the pathophysiological mechanisms connecting cyclooxygenase products and the various features of tumor phenotype, and finally the possibility of using cyclooxygenase inhibitors in chemoprevention and therapy have been largely investigated in the last few decades.
Each of the abovementioned topics could be the subject of a collection of papers on cyclooxygenase and cancer. However, in this IJMS Special Issue, we would like to collect scientific papers mainly focusing on fundamental molecular investigations about cyclooxygenases, the relevant lipid signaling molecules, and cancer pathophysiology. Original articles and reviews concerning biochemical, molecular and cellular biology, and molecular medicine aspects are welcome. In addition to the publication of experimental research specific results as well as of high-level review articles, the founding ambition of this IJMS special issue is to render a concretely useful service to the oncological research community interested in cyclooxygenase and cancer relationship. To this end, all authors of experimental papers are warmly invited to provide a state-of-the-art and careful description of the topic under investigation as far as the scientific content and technology/methodology issues are concerned. Moreover, it is recommended that the discussion/conclusion section, generally devoted to the “strong points”, future directions and/or clinical impact of the findings, includes also the potential limitations of the study.
From all contributions as a whole, we hope that people already working on specific topics are successfully updated on issues not directly linked to their research activity, and that possible concerns of people approaching this fascinating and complex cyclooxygenase and cancer relationship might be at least partly reduced.
Prof. Mauro Coluccia
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- cyclooxygenase inhibitor
- lipid signaling molecules
- cancer biology
- cancer pathophysiology
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Authors: Cheng-Yi Chang, Jian-Ri Li, Chih-Cheng Wu, Jiaan-Der Wang, Su-Lan Liao, Wen-Ying Chen, Wen-Yi Wang, Chun-Jung Chen