Recent Advances in Therapeutic Cancer Vaccines and their Outcomes

A special issue of Vaccines (ISSN 2076-393X). This special issue belongs to the section "Cancer Vaccines and Immunotherapy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 87

Special Issue Editors

UICentre for Drug Discovery, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Interests: cancer chemoprevention; tumor immunology; innate immunology of diabetic wounds; immunotoxicity; adjuvants
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Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Interests: cancer therapeutics and cancer immunology; innate immunity; cerebral malaria
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Vaccine targets are selected based on several factors, including the tumor microenvironment, which plays an important role in the clinical outcome. Immunotherapies that engage both the adaptive and innate immune systems have the potential to enhance cancer therapeutics. This Special Issue will focus on recent advances in therapeutic cancer vaccines and their outcomes. Specifically, we will look at how the antigen repertoire for vaccine targets can be improved and expanded, consider new developments in vaccine platforms, and explore in situ vaccines. The Special Issue will explore the identification of biomarkers for cancer prognosis and evaluate the mechanism of action and adverse effects associated with antigen targeting. Other potential topics include:

  • Combining vaccine platforms with novel immunomodulatory approaches;
  • Treatments for overcoming tumor resistance and enhancing clinical efficacy;
  • Adoptive transfer therapy and Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy;
  • Vaccine-related therapies and immune checkpoint inhibitors;
  • Future perspectives on cancer vaccines.

Dr. Ruchi Roy
Dr. Sunil Singh
Guest Editors

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  • cancer therapeutics
  • vaccines
  • cancer biomarkers
  • prognosis

Published Papers

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