Special Issue "Liver Cancer: Molecular Mechanisms and Targeted Therapies"
A special issue of Medicina (ISSN 1010-660X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019.
Prof. Dr. Diego F. Calvisi
Professor of Experimental Tumor Pathology, Institut für Pathologie, Universitätsklinikum, Regensburg, Germany;
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy
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Interests: liver cancer; hepatocellular carcinoma; cholangiocarcinoma; hepatoblastoma; mouse models; cancer genetics and epigenetics; signal transduction; cancer metabolism; precision medicine
Primary liver cancer (PLC) is a highly frequent and lethal tumor globally, with limited therapeutic options. Although surgical resection and liver transplantation represent effective and potentially curative treatments in the early stages of the disease, the therapeutic options for advanced PLC remain unsatisfactory to date. The only two drugs approved for the treatment of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are the multikinase inhibitors Sorafenib and Regorafenib, yet being associated with limited benefits to the patients in terms of patients’ overall survival. Thus, the treatment of PLC represent a major health concern worldwide.
Despite a growing number of studies on the genetic and epigenetic events associated with PLC development and progression, the understanding of the same phenomena and their functional interplay remain poorly understood. Consequently, the molecular pathogenesis of this deadly disease remains poorly characterized. Therefore, a better understanding of the available data, as well as a further investigation of the molecular mechanisms responsible for human PLC, is imperative in order to significantly improve its prevention, detection, and therapy.
Given the importance of PLC in the field of medicine and research, the journal Medicina is launching this Special Issue.
We encourage you and your co-workers to submit your articles reporting on this topic. Reviews or original articles dealing with the biochemical and molecular aspects associated with PLC pathogenesis in experimental models and humans, as well as articles providing an up-to-date overview of the use of circulating/tissue biomarkers in early diagnosis and management, are particularly welcome. In addition, we warmly invite you to submit articles reporting on evidence and expectations from innovative molecular therapeutics, with special focus on individualized approaches.
Prof. Dr. Diego Francesco Calvisi
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- Primary liver cancer
- Hepatocellular carcinoma
- Signaling pathways
- Experimental models
- Targeted therapies
- Precision medicine