Special Issue "Sex Hormone Receptor Signals in Human Malignancies"
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 (30 November 2018)
Dr. Hiroshi Miyamoto
Departments of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Oncology, and Urology, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA
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Interests: nuclear hormone receptors; androgen receptor; glucocorticoid receptor; antiandrogens; glucocorticoids; urothelial cancer; prostate cancer; genitourinary pathology
Sex steroids, including androgens, estrogens, and progestogens, are known to have widespread physiological actions beyond the reproductive system via binding to the sex hormone receptors, members of the nuclear receptor superfamily that function as ligand-inducible transcription factors. Meanwhile, the roles of androgen receptor and estrogen/progesterone receptors have been widely studied in prostate and breast cancers, respectively. However, emerging evidence implies that sex hormone receptor signals play a role in the development and progression of various other types of malignancies, although their exact functions are not fully characterized. These malignancies include, but are not limited to, endometrial cancer, ovarian cancer, urothelial tumor of the bladder or upper urinary tract, liver cancer, lung cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer. Thus, the aim of this Special Issue is to provide an overview of current preclinical and clinical findings indicating the involvement of sex hormone receptor signals in human malignancies that have not traditionally been considered as endocrine neoplasms. Original research or review articles on androgen/estrogen/progesterone receptor signaling in prostate or breast cancer would also be most welcome.
Dr. Hiroshi Miyamoto
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- androgen receptor
- estrogen receptor
- progesterone receptor
- prostate cancer
- breast cancer
- female reproductive system cancer
- urothelial cancer
- liver cancer
- lung cancer
- gastrointestinal cancer