Special Issue "Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer: Advances Towards Prevention and Personalized Medicine in Clinical Practice"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 374

Special Issue Editors

Dermatology Service, Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, Instituto Ramón y Cajal de Investigación Sanitaria, Carretera de Colmenar Km 9, 28034 Madrid, Spain
Interests: dermatology; photobiology; photodynamic therapy; phototherapy; cutaneous skin cancer; complex dermatology
Research Unit of Histology and Embryology, Department of Biology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
Interests: photobiology; photoimmunology; phototherapy; targeted therapies; photobiomodulation; wound healing; basic sciences
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is the most frequent tumor in humans. NMSC exhibits a special behavior, not only emerging through the classical route of accumulated mutation, but also via alternative pathways. Clinician still do not know how to predict the evolution of precancerous lesions, the actinic keratosis (AK), or the reason for the polarized clinical presentation of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (LCCT). Apart from the lack of feasible indicators of progressive potential, NMSC shows a varied response to treatment in dermatological practice, and a necessity for personalized medicine has arisen.

We are pleased to invite you to participate in this Special Issue focused on NMSC prevention and treatment based on translational strategies with real-practice clinical application. This Special Issue is open and practical, with the purpose of linking clinical practice with basic science. Clinicians and researchers are encouraged to share their detailed experience, including negative or null results. 

This Special Issue aims to:

  • Expand the knowledge of novel clinical strategies for NMSC treatment and prevention.
  • Share new targeted therapies in NMSC with the scientific community.
  • Be a connector between dermatologists and basic research.

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Montserrat Fernández-Guarino
Dr. Stefano Bacci
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC)
  • actinic keratosis (AK)
  • basal cell carcinoma (BCC)
  • epidermoid carcinoma (EC)
  • Bowen disease (BD)
  • Merkel carcinoma (MC)
  • cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL)
  • cutaneous B-cell lymphoma (CBLL)

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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