Topical Collection "Advances in Molecular Oncology"
A topical collection in International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This collection belongs to the section "Molecular Pathology, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics".
Dr. William Chi-shing Cho
Department of Clinical Oncology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong, China
Interests: cancer biomarker; chinese medicine; diabetes mellitus; evidence-based medicine; genomics; microRNA; molecular diagnostics; nasopharyngeal carcinoma; non-small cell lung cancer; proteomics
The completion of the human genome project and the availability of high-throughput technologies have led a dramatic change in cancer research. In the past few decades, oncological studies are evolving from traditional to molecular oncology. Numerous researches have contributed to our knowledge of the molecular mechanisms underlying cancer progression, defining pathways that influence cancer therapy and response, as well as developing new tools and therapeutics to prevent or manage cancer more effectively. The field of molecular oncology is growing rapidly and it has a great impact on basic science, clinical study, and translational cancer research. This open-access topical collection issue will bring together original research and review articles on molecular oncology. It highlights new discoveries, approaches, and technical developments in molecular cancer research. The main feature of this topical collection is to provide an open-source sharing of significant works in the field of molecular oncology that can advance our understanding of cancer development which may lead to the discovery of novel molecular diagnostic technologies and targeted therapeutics.
Topics of this Topical Collection include, but are not limited to:
- Key biological processes such as: genome instability, checkpoints, cell cycle, DNA repair, apoptosis, autophagy, angiogenesis, invasion and metastasis, signaling pathway, "drivers" versus "passengers"
- Molecular tumor pathology
- Tumor microenvironment
- Cancer epidemiology and prevention
- Cancer biomarkers: screening, diagnosis, treatment response, prognosis
- Cancer therapy: target discovery, drug design, resistance, targeted therapy, theranostics, personalized medicine
- Translational cancer research
- High-throughput technologies: genomics, epigenomics, proteomics, metabolomics, microarray, next generation sequencing, and other omics technologies
- Genomic and proteomic databases and applications
Dr. William Chi-Shing Cho
Related Special Issues
Advances in Molecular Oncology 2014: (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijms/special_issues/molecular_oncology2014)
Advances in Molecular Oncology: (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijms/special_issues/molecular_oncology)
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