Personalized Therapy for Basic and Translational in Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer

A special issue of Journal of Personalized Medicine (ISSN 2075-4426). This special issue belongs to the section "Personalized Therapy and Drug Delivery".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 June 2024 | Viewed by 116

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1. Digestive Molecular Clinical Oncology Research Unit, Università degli Studi di Verona, 37134 Verona, Italy
2. Medical Oncology Unit, Santa Chiara Hospital, 38122 Trento, Italy
Interests: pancreatic cancer; biliary neoplasms; digestive cancers
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Upper gastrointestinal cancer, encompassing gastroesophageal, pancreatic and hepatobiliary tract cancer, is one of the most common cancers worldwide, with high morbidity and mortality. Gastrointestinal cancers are characterized by enormous heterogeneity, even with the presence of many mutations in multiple tumor entities. In recent years, from the beginning of diagnosis to the development of new surgical techniques to the most innovative medical therapies, the treatment of these tumors has changed profoundly. Furthermore, today's developments in translational oncology allow for personalized treatments based on molecular profiling and genetic tools. Interestingly, an emerging key role of microbiota both in carcinogenesis and treatment response has been highlighted in the last few years.

Evolving strategies for early cancer detection and treatment have improved overall survival. Gastrointestinal cancer surgeries, such as laparoscopy and robotic resection, are still effective treatments. In addition to traditional chemotherapy, targeted therapy and immunotherapy have further improved the treatment and survival rate of patients with upper gastrointestinal cancer, providing new opportunities for personalized cancer treatment.

For this Special Issue, we invite submissions of the latest original research and comprehensive reviews about all aspects of basic and translational upper gastrointestinal cancer treatment.

Dr. Valeria Merz
Guest Editor

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  • gastrointestinal cancer
  • pancreatic cancer
  • biliary tract cancer
  • liver cancer
  • checkpoint inhibitors
  • immunotherapy
  • metastasis
  • precision medicine
  • targeted therapy
  • biomarkers
  • combination therapy
  • gastric cancer
  • esophageal cancer

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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