Special Issue "Drug Candidate for the Treatment of Glioblastoma"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 5 March 2024 | Viewed by 244

Special Issue Editor

School of Medicine, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung 82445, Taiwan
Interests: molecular biology of cancer; tumor pathology; molecular diagnosis; new drug research and development; health medical data analysis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a lethal central nervous system malignancy with a median patient survival of a few months. Currently, due to complex signaling pathway activation, there is no cure for GBM, and the first-line drug temozolomide (TMZ) can only prolong the life expectancy of treated patients. Therefore, the combined treatment of surgery and radiation therapy and Innovative treatment options seems to be an interesting approach for treating GBM. Innovative therapeutic strategies are still critically in need. Cancer vaccine and new drug is an attractive option as it aims to induce a durable response or therapeutic relevance to eradicate GBM.

We welcome articles on the development of new pharmacologically active compounds and the continued use of natural products, synthetic and existing drugs as new drug developments for the treatment of GBM.  We welcome your review and original articles that shed light on the challenges and opportunities in the development of GBM treatment drugs. Topics include: new positioning of GBM treatment drugs, selective optimization and reduction of side effects, and the origin and application of synthetic drugs or drug metabolites as new drugs, drug delivery system, nanomaterial applications. The collection of manuscripts will be published as a special issue of the journal.

Prof. Dr. Yi-Chiang Hsu
Guest Editor

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  • Glioblastoma multiforme
  • tumor antigens
  • metastasis
  • vaccine
  • nanotechnology

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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