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Special Issue "Advances in Anticancer Agent"
A special issue of Pharmaceutics (ISSN 1999-4923). This special issue belongs to the section "Drug Targeting and Design".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2023 | Viewed by 6931
Special Issue Editors
Interests: drug design; anticancer compounds; prodrug chemistry; drug delivery systems
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Interests: natural products; bioactive compounds; terpenes; phenolics; plant derived compounds; medicinal plants; natural products chemistry; mass spectrometry; multidrug resistance; medicinal chemistry
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Special Issue Information
According to the World Health Organization, cancer is considered the leading cause of worldwide mortality, accounting for nearly 10 million deaths in 2020. Cancer burden can be reduced by avoiding several risk factors, through appropriate screening and early detection and through the clinical treatment of neoplastic diseases. Chemotherapy remains a cornerstone among the several approaches for treatment, even though intrinsic or acquired resistance and metastasis are still major obstacles to a successful cure. In the last two decades, outstanding progress in genetics and molecular biology has prompted the discovery of novel molecular targets. Moreover, major advances in computational and in silico methods, combinatorial chemistry, chemical synthesis and natural products chemistry have provided new leads for the development of new anticancer drugs. Nevertheless, and despite the vast number of compounds that have reached the stage of preclinical and clinical studies, the research and development of new anticancer agents and therapeutic strategies must be an everlasting process and constitutes the main subject of this Special Issue of Pharmaceutics. We welcome original or review articles concerning the discovery and development of new anticancer agents obtained from either synthesis or natural sources, and topics such as drug targeting, drug design, pharmacokinetics, computer-aided drug design, in silico studies, drug repurposing, pharmacodynamics and drug delivery are greatly encouraged.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Ana Paula Francisco
Dr. Noelia Duarte
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- synthetic/natural anticancer agents
- drug design
- targeted therapies
- hybrid compounds
- multidrug resistance