Special Issue "Quality of Life and Side Effects Management in Cancer Treatment (Volume II)"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 March 2024 | Viewed by 155

Special Issue Editor

1. Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Santo António, Porto, Portugal
2. Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Interests: clinical and translational research; mechanisms and control of adverse events; strategies to improve cancer patients’ quality of life
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is the Second Edition of a previous Special Issue, “Quality of Life and Side Effects Management in Cancer Treatment”. (link: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/cancers/special_issues/Quality_Effects_Cancer_Treatment

Cancer treatment has evolved in recent years in an unimaginable way, giving our patients an increased rate of progression-free survival and/or overall survival. However, most importantly, these new drugs or new drug combinations are more patient friendly, increasing their quality of life. Nevertheless, we still have to learn how to control the adverse events that occur in target therapy, immunotherapy, and with the new drugs of hormonotherapy.

At present, we still struggle with these adverse events when combining different drugs for immunotherapy, immunotherapy with chemotherapy, or immunotherapy with target agents. Nausea and emesis induced by chemotherapy are still stressful events that we continually try to control; additionally, immune-mediated toxicity, rashes, and diarrhea induced by target therapy, and the numerous forms of pain that affect most of our cancer patients, are all still of significant concern and are the object of investigation.

We are, therefore, pleased to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue highlighting the current state of the art in the control of cancer treatments’ adverse events and in improving the quality of care of cancer patients, as well as featuring future prospects for improving therapies.

Prof. Dr. António Araújo
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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 adverse events
  • quality of life in cancer patients
  • chemotherapy adverse events
  • target therapy adverse events
  • immunotherapy adverse events
  • hormonotherapy adverse events
  • chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
  • cancer pain

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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