Recent Advances in Drug Delivery for the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer

A special issue of Pharmaceutics (ISSN 1999-4923). This special issue belongs to the section "Drug Delivery and Controlled Release".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 October 2024 | Viewed by 229

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Department of Cancer Biology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157, USA
Interests: fluoropyrimidine; colorectal cancer; thymidylate synthase; DNA topoisomerase 1; DNA repair
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second-leading cause of cancer-related mortality in men and women combined. Chemotherapy in the adjuvant setting provides a survival benefit by reducing the incidence of recurrent disease which frequently involves metastatic progression, often to the liver but also to the lungs and other sites. Advancements in combination chemotherapy for metastatic CRC (mCRC) have significantly improved the overall survival rates; however, treatment is rarely curative, and new approaches are needed.

This Special Issue aims to illuminate the most promising therapeutic approaches for improving outcomes in CRC with an emphasis on original research articles and comprehensive reviews highlighting the most recent advancements. Articles covering any of the subject areas relevant to the scope of Pharmaceutics are welcome, including advancements in nanomedicine and formulation that are relevant to the improved treatment of CRC. New delivery and controlled-release systems for drugs, vaccines, and biopharmaceuticals targeting improved CRC treatment will be highlighted in this Special Issue, as well as advancements in pharmaceutical formulation, pharmacogenomics, and pharmacogenetics. Research contributions highlighting advancements in extending the scope of immunotherapy in CRC treatment are of particular interest.

I am pleased to invite you to contribute to “Recent Advances in Drug Delivery for the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer” by sending your most cutting-edge research accomplishments for inclusion in this Special Issue. I look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. William H. Gmeiner
Guest Editor

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  • colorectal cancer
  • targeted therapy
  • drug delivery
  • drug design
  • immunotherapy
  • biopharmaceuticals
  • pharmacogenomics

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