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Special Issue "Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers, an Increasing Burden of the Modern Era: Epidemiology and Prevention"
A special issue of Cancers (ISSN 2072-6694). This special issue belongs to the section "Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 May 2023) | Viewed by 11357
Special Issue Editors
Interests: hepatocellular carcinoma; liver disease; portal hypertension; platelets; liver function
Interests: functional gastrointestinal disorders; eosinophilic esophagitis; gastroesophageal reflux disease; neurogastroenterology; gastrointestinal motility disorders; liver disease; inflammatory bowel diseases
Interests: liver disease; inflammatory bowel diseases; gastrointestinal endoscopy; functional gastrointestinal disorders; colorectal cancer
Special Issue Information
Gastrointestinal tract cancers are responsible for over one-quarter of the cancer incidence (26%) and over one-third (35%) of all cancer-related deaths globally.
Malignancies of the digestive system, mainly represented by cancers of the esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas and colorectum, share some risk factors but are each peculiar and distinct in their epidemiology and etiologic profiles. Several cancer-predisposing chronic conditions are often the basis for the development of the abovementioned neoplasia. This notwithstanding, most of them are caused by modifiable risk factors such as smoking, diet, lifestyle, alcohol consumption and infections.
The changing prevalence of these risk factors is responsible for gastrointestinal tract and liver neoplasia incidence variations, both in the present and in the future. The global number of new cases and mortality from gastrointestinal malignancies is predicted to increase by 58% and 73% to 7.5 million and 5.6 million, respectively, in the next 20 years. Therefore, the issue of patient-tailored risk assessment and prevention represents the main challenge of the coming years.
We are pleased to invite you to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of gastrointestinal cancers epidemiology, risk and prevention.
This Special Issue aims to focus on the more recent developments in risk assessment and prevention modalities for gastrointestinal and liver cancers, including patients affected by predisposing conditions, dietary and lifestyle modifications and cancer risk, preventive medications, risk-reducing procedures in selected high-risk patients, and new techniques for diagnosis and screening.
In this Special Issue, reviews are welcome.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Prof. Dr. Edoardo G. Giannini
Dr. Elisa Marabotto
Dr. Stefano Kayali
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.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- hepatocellular carcinoma
- pancreatic cancer
- colorectal cancer
- gastric cancer
- esophageal cancer
- endoscopic surveillance
- predisposing condition