Special Issue "Challenges and Therapeutic Prospects in Hematology Oncology"

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: 5 November 2023 | Viewed by 529

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Magdalena Witkowska
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Department of Experimental Hematology, Medical University of Lodz, 93-510 Lodz, Poland
Interests: lymphoma; leukemia; multiple myeloma; hematological malignancies; Hodgkin’s lymphoma; hematologic diseases

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

Hematological diseases, usually persisting in the blood, lymphoma and/or bone marrow, render surgical and local treatments for solid tumors clinically ineffective. The presence and resistance of cancer stem cells (CSC) further make them difficult to cure. The development of new personalized therapies, such as molecularly targeted drugs, monoclonal and bispecific antibodies and CART-T cells, has improved the clinical outcome of lymphoproliferative diseases.

This Special Issue, entitled "Challenges and Therapeutic Prospects in Hematology Oncology", aims to update clinical aspects of hematologic malignancies, such as lymphoma, leukemia and multiple myeloma, with research articles as well as comprehensive review papers addressing the state of the art and the future perspectives of hematologic malignancies, focusing preferentially on innovative research in diagnosis, prognosis and personalized therapy.

Dr. Magdalena Witkowska
Guest Editor

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  • hematological malignancies
  • lymphoma
  • leukemia
  • multiple myeloma
  • immunotherapy
  • molecular mechanisms
  • cellular therapy
  • targeted therapy

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Cytotoxic Activity of Melatonin Alone and in Combination with Doxorubicin and/or Dexamethasone on Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Cells in In Vitro Conditions
J. Pers. Med. 2023, 13(9), 1314; https://doi.org/10.3390/jpm13091314 - 27 Aug 2023
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Melatonin (MLT), a pineal gland hormone, not only regulates circadian and seasonal rhythms, but also plays an important role in many aspects of human physiology and pathophysiology. MLT is of great interest as a natural substance with anti-cancer activities. The aim of this [...] Read more.
Melatonin (MLT), a pineal gland hormone, not only regulates circadian and seasonal rhythms, but also plays an important role in many aspects of human physiology and pathophysiology. MLT is of great interest as a natural substance with anti-cancer activities. The aim of this study was to assess the cytotoxicity and apoptosis of MLT, used alone or in combination with one of the most active anti-cancer drugs, doxorubicin (DOX), and a well-known anti-inflammatory drug, dexamethasone (DEX), on a diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL)-derived cell line. The cytotoxicity and cell cycle distribution were measured using propidium iodide staining, while apoptosis was assessed using the annexin-V binding method. Additionally, to elucidate the mechanisms of action, caspase-3, -8, and -9 and a decline in the mitochondrial potential were determined using flow cytometry. MLT inhibited cell viability as well as induced apoptosis and cell cycle arrest at the G0/G1 phase. The pro-apoptotic effect was exerted through both the mitochondrial and caspase-dependent pathways. Furthermore, we observed increased cytotoxic and pro-apoptotic activity as well as the modulation of the cell cycle after the combination of MLT with DOX, DEX, or a combination of DOX + DEX, compared with both drugs or MLT used alone. Our findings confirm that MLT is a promising in vitro anti-tumour agent that requires further evaluation when used with other drugs active against DLBCL. Full article
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