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Special Issue "Skin Cancers—Risk Factors and Treatment Options"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 8 November 2023 | Viewed by 164

Special Issue Editor

II Chair of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Medical University of Lodz, 90-419 Lodz, Poland
Interests: skin cancer

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to invite you to the Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health entitled: “Skin Cancers—Risk Factors and Treatment Options”.

Skin cancers are the most common malignancies, and their incidence is increasing worldwide. Among skin tumors, three types are the most frequent: basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma. BCC and SCC are known as keratinocyte carcinoma (KC), historically termed non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSC), which correspond to 95% of malignant skin tumors. Both genetic and environmental factors play a role in KCs and melanoma etiopathology. The epidermis is exposed to many external environmental factors, including ultraviolet radiation, chemical agents, and ionizing radiation, and some general deficiencies such as immunosuppression can occur. These factors can cause mutations that eventually lead to carcinogenesis.

The aim of this Special Issue is to present factors associated with skin cancer development and to describe treatment options possible in patients with skin malignancies.  Management, depending on the size, localization, and general patient condition, is usually based on surgery (including Mohs surgery), radiotherapy, and/or chemotherapy. Since genetic factors are not modifiable, efforts to change alterable variables should be undertaken. Within the scope of this Special Issue, it is also worth describing which factors cause the most risk of skin cancer development and which method of treatment is most suitable depending on the patient age and morbidity, and identifying patients whose susceptibility to skin malignancy is higher than average. 

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following: cancer, non-melanoma, melanoma, age, skin color, ultraviolet radiation, immune suppression, surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy.

I look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Marta Fijałkowska
Guest Editor

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  • cancer
  • non-melanoma
  • melanoma
  • age
  • skin color
  • ultraviolet radiation
  • immune suppression
  • surgery
  • radiotherapy
  • chemotherapy

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