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Special Issue "Mechanisms of Small Molecule Inhibitors Targeting Cancer"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Biochemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 January 2024 | Viewed by 93

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Dr. Silvia Martina Ferrari
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Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, 56126 Pisa, Italy
Interests: thyroid cancer; autoimmune thyroid diseases; thyroid irAE; Graves’ disease; thyroid eye disease; molecular basis of thyroid cancer; advanced thyroid cancer; tyrosine kinase inhibitors; medullary thyroid cancer; in vitro cell culture
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Dear Colleagues,

Thyroid cancer (TC) is a highly diffuse endocrine tumor, with a rising incidence in the last 20 years. Besides traditional treatment strategies, a better understanding of the genomic landscape of TC could help clinicians to develop more tailored therapy for patients. 

Tyrosine kinase receptors are involved in cancer cell proliferation and angiogenesis. The antiangiogenic multi-targeted kinase inhibitors sorafenib, lenvatinib, and cabozantinib have been approved to treat aggressive radioactive iodine (RAI)-resistant papillary TC or follicular TC. Other compounds have been introduced for TC patients that harbor specific mutations. For example, selpercatinib and pralsetinib inhibit mutant RET in medullary TC, and block RET fusion protein-mediated signaling in papillary TC; entrectinib and larotrectinib can be used in patients with progressive RAI-resistant TC harboring TRK fusion proteins; FDA authorized the association of dabrafenib (BRAFV600E inhibitor) and trametinib (MEK inhibitor) in BRAFV600E-mutated ATC. 

Additional studies are needed to identify the potential effective targeted therapies for aggressive TCs, according to their molecular characterization.

Dr. Silvia Martina Ferrari
Guest Editor

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