Special Issue "Skin Cancer: From Pathophysiology to Novel Therapeutic Approaches"
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 (29 February 2020).
Interests: dermal endothelial cell biology; physiological and pathological roles with a special focus on the expression of growth factor of the vascular endothelial growth factor family and their receptors; tumor angiogenesis in melanoma; inflammatory processes and tumor microenvironment
Interests: the role of the transcription factor p63, homolog of p53, in epithelia development and tumour formation; P63-dependent metabolism changes in normal epithelia and in pathological conditions
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer and its incidence is constantly increasing. Skin cancer comprises various skin tumor types, such as basal and squamous cell carcinomas, melanoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, cutaneous lymphomas, and other rare diseases, which present very different etiologies, incidences, therapeutic opportunities, and outcomes. Fortunately, research in recent years has brought novel and more effective therapeutic options, while others are foreseen in the near future. Nevertheless, open questions remain: Which are the pathological drivers of skin cancers? What is the role of the skin microenvironment? Is there a role for the skin microbiota? Are there predictive biomarkers for immunotherapies? Are there molecular differences between skin cancer in young people and that in adults? Is there a genetic predisposition to skin cancer? Is there a link between some therapeutic agents and skin cancer?
This Special Issue intends to find possible answers to these and other questions in the field, underlining research and clinical gaps and proposing opportunities for future studies.
Dr. Cristina M. Failla
Prof. Eleonora Candi
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- squamous cell carcinoma
- basal cell carcinoma
- cutaneous lymphomas
- tumor microenvironment