Advances in Cancer and Virus-Host Cell Interactions

A special issue of Biomedicines (ISSN 2227-9059). This special issue belongs to the section "Cell Biology and Pathology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 616

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Cell and Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Medical University of South Carolina, 171 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
Interests: oncology; monobody; siRNA; lung cancer

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Guest Editor
Department of Cell and Molecular Pharmacology, Medical University of South Carolina, 171 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
Interests: pancreatic cancer; triple-negative breast cancer; HPV-mediated cervical cancers; kinases in cancer, drug discovery

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Cancer is a complex and multifactorial disease that involves genetic, epigenetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. Among these factors, viral infection is an indisputable causal factor for nearly 17% of all human cancers. Viruses can cause cancer by various mechanisms. However, the diversity and complexity of oncogenic mechanisms raise new questions as to the mechanistic role of viruses in cancer initiation, progression, and therapy.

The aim of this Special Issue is to provide a comprehensive and updated overview of the current knowledge and challenges in the field of cancer and virus–host cell interactions.

We welcome contributions from researchers working on different types of viruses that are linked to human cancers, such as human papillomaviruses (HPVs), hepatitis viruses B and C (HBV and HCV), human gammaherpesviruses (HHV4/Epstein–Barr Virus (EBV) and HHV8/Kaposi's Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus (KSHV), Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV), and human T-cell leukemia virus I (HTLV-1). We also encourage submissions that explore the interactions between viruses and other factors that influence cancer development, such as genetics, epigenetics, immunity, metabolism, microbiome, etc.

The scope of this Special Issue is to provide a platform for researchers to share their latest findings and insights on the complex interplay between cancer and virus–host cell interactions. We hope that this Special Issue will stimulate further research and collaboration in this important and rapidly evolving field of biomedicine.

Dr. Mubashir Javed Mintoo
Dr. Rakesh Sathish Nair
Guest Editors

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  • cancer
  • virus
  • HPV
  • EBV
  • immunity
  • microbiome
  • biomedicine

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