Special Issue "Epithelial-Mesenchymal Plasticity in Cancer Metastasis: Molecular Reprogramming, Cellular Adaptation, and Clinical Implications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2019).
Interests: metastasis; mathematical oncology; systems biology; computational biology; phenotypic plasticity; cellular decision-making; cancer stem cells; epithelial-mesenchymal transition
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Interests: breast cancer; metastatic colonization; tumor microenvironment; cancer stem cells; mammary stem cells; cellular plasticity; dynamics of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition and its reversion
Recent studies have highlighted that Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) is not only about cell migration and invasion, but also it can govern many other important facets such as immunosuppression, metabolic reprogramming, senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP), stem cell properties, therapy resistance and tumour microenvironment interactions. With an on-going debate about the requirement of EMT for cancer metastasis, an emerging focus on intermediate states of EMT and its reverse process Mesenchymal-Epithelial Transition (MET) offer new ideas for metastatic requirements and the dynamics of EMT/MET during the entire metastatic cascade. Therefore, we would like to initiate discussions on viewing EMT and its downstream signalling networks as a fulcrum of cellular plasticity, and a facilitator of adaptive responses of cancer cells to distant organ microenvironments and various therapeutic assaults. We hereby invite scientists who have prominently contributed to this field, and whose valuable insights gained over prolonged painstaking research, have led to the appreciation of Epithelial-Mesenchymal Plasticity as a more comprehensive mediator of adaptive response of cancer cells, eventually leading to huge implications in metastasis, drug resistance, tumour relapse, and patient survival.
Dr. Mohit Kumar Jolly
Dr. Toni Celia-Terrassa
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- Epithelial-Mesenchymal Plasticity
- Phenotypic switching dynamics and intermediate states
- Metabolic reprogramming
- Therapy resistance and sensitivity
- Clinical evidence of EMT/MET in metastatic samples
- Epigenetic remodeling
- Upstream signaling pathways of EMT/MET
- Downstream signaling activated by EMT/MET
- New technologies to study cancer EMT/MET in vivo