Special Issue "The Evolving Landscape of Contemporary Cancer Therapies"

A special issue of Onco (ISSN 2673-7523).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 March 2024 | Viewed by 137

Special Issue Editor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A new era of cancer therapeutic modalities, including immunotherapies and targeted therapies, has led to a paradigm shift in cancer treatment, inducing effective and durable clinical responses for a significant number of patients suffering from various types of malignancy. Combinatorial treatments, including immune checkpoint inhibitors, adoptive cellular therapies, molecular targeted therapies, and cancer vaccines have overcome cancer heterogeneity, inducing resistance mechanisms, and thus reinforcing the impact of these novel cancer therapeutic approaches. However, despite this success, a substantial number of patients do not respond to these therapeutic regimens, which underlines the necessity of determining ways to predict the clinical responses to treatment. The 9th Symposium on Advances in Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy, which will be held on November 30–December 2 2023 in Athens, plans to address multidisciplinary issues related to cancer immunology and immunotherapy spanning basic and translational research with the ultimate aim to design the most effective cancer therapeutic strategies. The scientific objectives of the conference are the following: (a) discovering predictive biomarkers for cancer immunotherapies and targeted therapies; (b) improving the mechanisms of action that are implicated in the immunotherapeutic and targeted modalities associated with the treatment of malignancy; (c) presenting results from clinical trials investigating the efficacy and safety of cancer immunotherapy and targeted therapy regimens; and (d) presenting strategies for immunomodulation, counteracting resistance, and mitigating adverse events. The conference will feature world-renowned oncologists and researchers, who will provide their insights on the above topics, in an effort to enhance our understanding of tumor evolution and design-enhanced treatment strategies.

Dr. Constantin N. Baxevanis
Guest Editor

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  • cancer immunotherapy
  • targeted cancer therapies
  • immune resistance
  • immunomodulation
  • cancer biomarkers

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