Special Issue "Molecular and Clinical Advances in Kidney Cancer"

A special issue of Medical Sciences (ISSN 2076-3271). This special issue belongs to the section "Cancer and Cancer-Related Research".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 335

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Ilya V. Tsimafeyeu
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Guest Editor
Bureau for Cancer Research, New York, NY 10032, USA
Interests: renal cell carcinoma; drug development
Dr. Petr Makhov
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Co-Guest Editor
Molecular Therapeutics Program, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA 19111, USA
Interests: renal cell carcinoma; cancer biology; drug development

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Renal cell carcinoma accounts for approximately 4% of all malignant tumors with 431,288 new cases and 179,368 deaths annually worldwide (GLOBOCAN 2020). In most regions, an increase in the incidence of kidney cancer is observed, and this tumor could enter the top five most common solid tumors in men in 15 years.

Half of the patients have an advanced disease that requires systemic therapy. Currently, there is progress in the treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma associated with the discovery of novel targets and evaluation of the role of the immune response. Despite significant advances, less than 50% of patients with metastatic disease survive 5 years. Therefore, further research into the pathogenesis of kidney cancer is important.

This Special Issue aims to provide an update on the challenges of molecular and cellular advances in kidney cancer and highlight its expanding horizons. We invite authors to publish their original papers on basic and clinical research that evaluates new mechanisms, biomarkers, potential targets, the role of the microenvironment, and other important issues related to kidney cancer.

Dr. Ilya V. Tsimafeyeu
Dr. Petr Makhov
Guest Editors

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  • renal cell carcinoma
  • clear-cell RCC
  • papillary RCC
  • chromophobe RCC
  • rare types of kidney cancer
  • hereditary RCC
  • pathogenesis
  • pathology
  • biomarkers
  • new targets
  • immune system
  • targeted therapy
  • checkpoint inhibitors
  • vaccines

Published Papers

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