Special Issue "Pathology of Hematologic Malignancies"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 114

Special Issue Editor

1. Department of Pathology, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
2. Department of Pathology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
Interests: leukemia; lymphoma; myeloid neoplasm; molecular diagnostics and genetics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Hematologic malignancies occur at all ages and can present as diseases of blood, lymph nodes, or solid organs. They can be indolent low-grade neoplasms or very aggressive, leading to death in a very short time. The classification of hematologic malignancies is based on clinical features, histology factors, immunophenotypes, as well as cytogenetic and molecular findings. Notably, in recent years, there is more knowledge on genetic changes in hematologic malignancies that has further impacted diagnostic criteria, as well as the development of the targeted treatment of these patients. As a result of the significant progress in the characterization of hematologic malignancies, particularly new insights provided by genomic studies, there are two recent classification proposals: International Consensus Classification (ICC) and the 5th edition of the World Health Organization (WHO)’s classification of hematolymphoid tumors.

This Special Issue of Cancers, titled “Pathology of Hematologic Malignancy”, aims to showcase original research articles or comprehensive review articles focused on significant clinicopathological, immunophenotypic, and genetic findings that can contribute to refining diagnostic, prognostic, or treatment criteria.

Dr. Aida I. Richardson
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • hematologic malignancy
  • acute leukemia
  • lymphoma
  • lymphoproliferative disorder
  • myeloid neoplasm
  • genetic abnormalities
  • pediatric and/or germline mutation-associated disorders

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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