Special Issue "Novel Anticancer Strategies (Volume II)"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021).
Interests: targeted anticancer therapy; targeting mitosis for cancer therapy; antimitotic agents; biological evaluation of natural and synthetic compounds; cancer biomarkers
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The clinical efficacy of the available cancer therapies has been impaired by serious side effects and drug resistance. Cancer incidence and mortality continue to increase rapidly worldwide. Therefore, the development and discovery of novel therapeutic strategies are urgently needed to overcome the drawbacks associated with the strategies in use in the clinic and to offer more effective therapeutic options. Novel cancer treatment strategies are being developed to selectively detect and eradicate malignant cells, with minimal damage to the healthy tissue, contrasted with conventional strategies.
In this Special Issue of Pharmaceutics, novel anticancer strategies with reduced toxicity and improved therapeutic indices, presented in original articles and comprehensive reviews highlighting the latest advances, are welcome. These strategies would suggest prospects for optimizing cancer therapies, hopefully with tremendous clinical value in the near future. Toward these aims, we encourage submissions that focus on the development and validation of novel anticancer approaches, which include, but are not limited to, ligand-/receptor-based targeting, controlled drug delivery, gene delivery, targeted anticancer prodrug and conjugate (photoactivatable caged prodrugs, ADEPT, ADAPT, ADCs), magnetic and ultrasound-mediated drug targeting, and cancer stem cell therapy that explores the targeting of signaling cascades and the tumor microenvironment.
Prof. Dr. Hassan Bousbaa
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- cancer therapy
- drug delivery
- drug carriers
- targeted therapy
- prodrugs (photoactivatable caged prodrugs, ADEPT, and ADAPT)
- antibody drug conjugates (ADCs)
- controlled drug release
- gene therapy (GDEPT)
- stem cell therapy