Microbiomes and Modulation of Therapeutic Responses in Cancer

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 May 2024 | Viewed by 204

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Angelos D. Gritzapis
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Co-Guest Editor
Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Center, Cancer Research Center, Saint Savas Cancer Hospital, 171 Alexandras Av., 11522 Athens, Greece
Interests: immunomodulation; cancer vaccines; immune checkpoints and inhibitors; cancer genomics; cancer heterogeneity

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

One essential factor that has paramount importance for the regulation of antitumor immunity is the commensal microbiota. Precise analysis of the mechanisms underlying the microbiota-mediated immunomodulation would surely result to enhanced precision in therapeutic modalities with better clinical outcomes. In addition, the depletion of tumor-promoting or immune-suppressing bacterial strains could further enhance the clinical outcomes of immunotherapeutic strategies. Moreover, the application of immune stimulating microbial components might also favorably impact patient outcomes. Importantly, genomic profiling studies could help to identify altered microbiomes which would represent potential biomarkers for combination therapies in various types of cancers. All of the issues above will be included in our Special Issue along with the importance of microbiota in regard to cancer diagnostics and prognostics and invasive medicine.

Dr. Constantin N. Baxevanis
Dr. Angelos D. Gritzapis
Guest Editors

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  • immunomodulation
  • microbiome
  • tumor microenvironment
  • cancer immunotherapy
  • microbial components
  • genomic profiling

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