Melanoma and Non-melanoma Skin Cancer: Cellular Mechanisms, Immunity and Therapeutics

A special issue of Cells (ISSN 2073-4409). This special issue belongs to the section "Cellular Immunology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 June 2024 | Viewed by 217

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Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Interests: dermal stem cells; skin immunity; ABC transporters; ABCB5; melanoma
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Despite major advances in gene- and immune-targeted therapies, melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers, once metastasized, remain largely refractory to cures. However, the advent of single-cell omics technologies for cancer characterization, including whole-genome mutational analyses, RNA sequencing, and epigenetic analyses, has recently opened up unprecedented opportunities for the discovery of novel targetable molecular cancer pathways, and hence the development of novel strategies for tumor eradication. This Special Issue aims to present cutting-edge research in the fields of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer biology, including the molecular and cellular mechanisms of cancer initiation, immune evasion, cancer plasticity, and metastasis. Moreover, manuscript submissions presenting novel insights into skin cancer therapeutic resistance or exploring potential skin cancer therapeutic approaches are encouraged.

We cordially invite you to contribute your original research to this exciting Special Issue of Cells.

Dr. Markus Frank
Guest Editor

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  • melanoma
  • squamous cell carcinoma
  • Merkel cell carcinoma
  • tumorigenicity
  • metastasis
  • therapeutic targets

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