Special Issue "Colorectal Cancer Epigenetics: From Bench to Bedside"

A special issue of Journal of Personalized Medicine (ISSN 2075-4426). This special issue belongs to the section "Mechanisms of Diseases".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 July 2023) | Viewed by 171

Special Issue Editors

Renal Transplantation Unit, Laiko General Hospital, 11527 Athens, Greece
Interests: surgery; transplantation; surgical oncology; oncology; experimental surgery
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Second Department of Propedeutic Surgery, Laiko General Hospital, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 15772 Athens, Greece
Interests: surgery; hepatocellular carcinoma; targeted therapies
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2nd Propaedeutic Department of Surgery, Laiko General Hospital of Athens, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Interests: surgery; surgical oncology; oncology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

[*] Background & history of this topic:

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a significant health problem, being the third-most-common cancer and the third-leading cause of cancer-related deaths, in both men and women. The incidence of CRC differs by race and ethnicity and is more common in people over 65 years old than in those under 45. Family history can increase the risk of CRC, as can various lifestyle factors. In addition to environmental influences, genetic and epigenetic factors also contribute to the development of CRC. Environmental risk factors can lead to genetic and epigenetic changes in colorectal cells, which, combined with an individual's inherited genetic makeup, may result in tumor growth. Epigenetic factors also play a role in the progression of CRC, which is not only driven by genomic and genetic changes, such as gene mutations and deletions, but also by epigenetic changes. Despite the best understanding of the involved pathways, it is well established that HCC is a highly resistant malignancy to the existing therapeutic strategies. As a result, in the presison medicine era, the interest of treating CRC is to clarify the signal pathways and the genes related to carcinogenesis, as well as to chemotherapy resistance.

[*] Aim and scope of the Special Issue:

The aim of this Special Issue is to reveal innovative findings and concepts covering the entire spectrum, from pathogenesis to treatment of CRC in the era of precision medicine.

[*] Cutting-edge research:

Gene mutations; DNA alterations; targeted therapy; immunotherapy.

[*] What kind of papers we are soliciting:

Review, original studies, case reports, opinion articles. 

Dr. Christos Damaskos
Dr. Nikolaos Garmpis
Dr. Christos Doudakmanis
Guest Editors

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  • colorectal cancer
  • molecular background
  • targeted therapy
  • immunotherapy
  • precision medicine

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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