Research on Cell Death in Cancer Immunotherapy

A special issue of Cancers (ISSN 2072-6694). This special issue belongs to the section "Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 December 2024 | Viewed by 51

Special Issue Editor

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Guest Editor
1. Center for Biochemistry, Medical Faculty, University of Cologne, 50931 Cologne, Germany
2. Centre for Cell Death, Cancer, and Inflammation (CCCI), UCL Cancer Institute, University College London, London WC1E 6DD, UK
Interests: TNF; FasL; TRAIL; LUBAC; TBK1; apoptosis; necroptosis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In this Special Issue we will, on the one hand, summarize the current knowledge, including recently gained crucial insights, on the role of cell death in cancer immunotherapy and, on the other, point towards exciting future opportunities for discovery in this highly exciting field. In addition to discussing the role of different death receptor–ligand systems and their role in enabling or, indeed, preventing cancer immunotherapy, we will also discuss how different factors that have recently emerged as decisive in terms of preventing or enabling cancer immunotherapy are thought to exert their impact on the efficacy of cancer immunotherapy. Finally, we will discuss how different modalities of programmed cell death may differentially affect the outcome of cancer immunotherapy.

Thereby, this review series will provide a timely and highly constructive collection of reviews that complements the current literature in this exciting field of tumor immunobiology. We believe it will become a go-to series for anyone interested in grasping the status quo with regard to both current knowledge of and future research directions on the role of cell death in cancer immunotherapy.

Best wishes

Prof. Dr. Henning Walczak
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • TNF
  • FasL
  • death receptor–ligand systems
  • RNF31
  • cIAP1/2
  • TBK1
  • IKK
  • RIPK1
  • RIPK3
  • apoptosis
  • necroptosis
  • pyroptosis
  • ferroptosis

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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