Special Issue "Management of Side Effects of Cancer Treatments: New Approaches"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2023) | Viewed by 2210
Interests: post-mastectomy and post-breast surgery pain syndrome; side effects of endocrine treatment of breast cancer; prevalence of polyneuropathy; hypnosis sedation used to decrease side effects of cancer treatments
Interests: quality of life; patient-reported outcomes; response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy; genetic predisposition to cancer; novel therapeutic approaches for breast cancer
Advances in cancer screening and more efficient, multidisciplinary treatments have generated better survival rates in cancer patients. With the increasing number of cancer survivors, attention is now turning to the side effects and possible long-term sequelae of cancer therapies. The management and reduction of cancer treatment-associated side effects are increasingly important in maintaining patients’ quality of life and optimizing outcomes.
Cancer-related treatments, such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, endocrine therapy and, more recently, immunotherapy, contribute to the burden of side effects experienced by patients: pain, polyneuropathy, cancer-related fatigue, chemo brain, etc.
Pharmacological interventions can sometimes provide relief but are primarily effective for the short-term management of symptoms, rather than providing a long-term solution. Importantly, many pharmaceutical interventions do not address the underlying cause of many symptoms. Understanding the mechanisms responsible for the side effects of the various treatments used in the management of cancer must therefore be a priority for caregivers.
New therapeutic approaches to correctly manage cancer-related side effects are very important for patients and challenging for clinicians.
We are pleased to invite you to participate in our Special Issue and to submit manuscripts.
This Special Issue aims to highlight research work performed to challenge and decrease the side effects of cancer treatments.
In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Original studies reporting the use of supportive care to decrease the side effects of cancer treatments;
- Studies and research exploring the mechanisms involved in the side effects of cancer treatments;
- Studies and research dedicated to novel pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to decrease the side effects of cancer treatments and increase the quality of life of patients.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Prof. Dr. Martine Berliere
Dr. Francois P. Duhoux
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Cancers is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
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- cancer treatment-associated side effects
- cancer-related fatigue
- chemo brain
- cancer-related cognitive impairment
- quality of life
- innovative therapeutic approaches