mRNA Therapeutics for Cancer Treatment

A special issue of Pharmaceutics (ISSN 1999-4923). This special issue belongs to the section "Gene and Cell Therapy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 154

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4067, Australia
Interests: cancer therapy; drug delivery; layered double hydroxide nanoparticles; targeted delivery; nanomedicine

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Guest Editor
Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
Interests: nanotechnology; nanoparticle; drug delivery

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Nobel Prizes for 2023 have just recognized the pivotal role of mRNA in revolutionizing vaccine development against COVID-19, underscoring the immense promise of mRNA technology, not only in infectious disease management but also in the realm of cancer treatment. In light of these recent groundbreaking achievements, we are thrilled to announce a Special Issue dedicated to exploring the potential of mRNA-based treatments for cancer. This Special Issue invites your contributions to further advance our understanding of this transformative approach for cancer therapy.

Our Special Issue seeks original research articles and reviews that delve into various aspects of mRNA therapeutics for cancer, including but not limited to:

  • mRNA-based cancer vaccines: explore the development and mechanisms of personalized mRNA vaccines tailored to individual tumor profiles, and their potential to induce targeted immune responses against cancer cells;
  • Clinical insights: share the latest findings from clinical trials and studies evaluating the efficacy and safety of mRNA-based cancer therapies, shedding light on their real-world applications;
  • Synergy with existing treatments: investigate the potential synergy between mRNA therapies and other established cancer treatment modalities, such as immunotherapy and targeted therapies, to maximize patient outcomes;
  • Innovations in delivery: highlight advancements in mRNA delivery technologies, including lipid nanoparticles and other innovative approaches, that enhance the precision and effectiveness of cancer therapeutics;
  • Future directions: discuss the future directions and challenges in the field of mRNA therapeutics for cancer treatment, identifying promising avenues for further research.

Dr. Fatemeh Movahedi
Prof. Dr. Chengzhong Yu
Guest Editors

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  • mRNA delivery
  • cancer vaccine
  • cancer immunotherapy
  • personalized vaccine
  • messenger RNA

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