Special Issue "Recent Advancements in Natural Products Research for the Treatment and Prevention of Solid Tumors"

A special issue of Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247). This special issue belongs to the section "Natural Products".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 66

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Hyo In Kim
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Guest Editor
Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, 330 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Interests: intestinal microbiome; atopic dermatitis; gardenia jasminoides; interleukin-17; Firmicutes; bacteroidetes

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Although natural products have long been recognized for their potential benefits, recent advancements have led to a renewed interest in exploring their therapeutic potential in various diseases, including cancer.

Solid tumors are abnormal masses of cancerous tissues that can occur in the bones, tissues or organs. While several attempts such as chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy have been made throughout hiwstory to battle cancer, a perfect treatment for solid tumors is yet to be discovered.

To find a safe and effective way to treat solid tumors, we should extensively understand their nature. Solid tumors are heterotypic aggregates of cancer cells, cancer stem cells, connective-tissue cells, endothelial cells and immune cells. These cells communicate to maintain an ecosystem known as the tumor microenvironment. Natural products have always been an attractive source of anticancer drugs since they are capable to regulate multiple hallmark traits of not only cancer cells, but the surrounding microenvironment as well.

In this Special Issue, we aim to publish high-quality evidence-based research on the potential of natural products in treating and preventing solid tumors. We welcome both original articles and reviews.

Dr. Hyo In Kim
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • natural products
  • phytochemicals
  • cancer
  • solid tumor
  • tumor microenvironment

Published Papers

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