Special Issue "Autophagy in Cancer: Current Advances and Challenges"

A special issue of Life (ISSN 2075-1729). This special issue belongs to the section "Medical Research".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 65

Special Issue Editor

Department of Visceral Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Philipps University Marburg, Baldingerstrasse, 35043 Marburg, Germany
Interests: cell death; autophagy; solid cancer; neuro-endocrine; epigenetics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The recent discoveries on autophagy have highlighted its key role in tumorigenesis, cancer progression and morbidity. Autophagy, acting as a catabolic process, is a double-edged sword in cell survival and its impairment is responsible for cellular alterations, which in turn lead to tumorigenesis.

This Special Issue will collect research articles and reviews focusing on the mechanism of autophagy and its involvement in cancer. Recent advances are highly appreciated for submission. Nonetheless, basic, translational, and clinical research studies will be considered for publication in this issue.

Dr. Pietro Di Fazio
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Life is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • current therapy based on autophagy modulation
  • alteration of autophagy and tumorigenesis
  • autophagy key players
  • recent advances in cancer therapy

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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