Special Issue "Molecular Mechanisms and Pathophysiology of Oral Cancer"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 May 2024 | Viewed by 984
Interests: histopathology; biomaterials; tumor microenvironment; regenerative medicine; material science
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Surgical resection is the first-line treatment for oral cancer; however, the quality of life of patients after surgical resection is significantly reduced. In recent years, molecular targeted drugs as well as immune checkpoint inhibitors have been developed for the treatment of oral cancer and have shown some efficacy against advanced oral cancer, but their effect is still not sufficient. In addition, the existence of the tumor microenvironment, consisting of tumor cells and tumor stroma, a heterogeneous cell population composed of various cell types, hinders our understanding of oral cancer progression and makes the development of oral cancer treatments difficult. In order to establish new therapeutic strategies, there is an urgent need to elucidate the molecular mechanisms and pathophysiology of oral cancer progression and metastasis, focusing on the tumor microenvironment.
This Special Issue focuses on how the interaction between cancer cells and their microenvironment regulates the progression of oral cancer and contributes to the development, progression, and metastasis of oral cancer. This Special Issue solicits high-quality original papers and comprehensive review articles.
Dr. Kiyofumi Takabatake
Manuscript Submission Information
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- oral cancer
- oral squamous cell carcinoma
- tumor microenvironment
- tumor stroma
- molecular mechanism
- signaling pathways