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Novel Approaches in Bladder Cancer Treatment
Bladder cancer is the ninth most common malignant ailment and the fourteenth most common cause of cancer death worldwide. Over the past decades, novel and potent agents have been developed and approved. However, although innovative approaches, such as targeted therapy and/or immunotherapy, have provided benefits for tumor patients, many challenges, such as low response rate and drug resistance, remain overt. Extensive research is required to refine and optimize the current bladder cancer treatment protocols. Dissatisfaction with the conventional treatment has meanwhile driven many cancer patients to seek “non-conventional” care options, including natural products, mind and body practices, or other non-conventional health approaches. From the scientists’ side, innovative and “risky” projects are under investigation focusing on cancer stem cell targeting, selective photodynamic technology, or anticancer vaccine therapy, among others. The purpose of this Special Issue is to collect original research articles and reviews on non-conventional medicine for bladder cancer. Both clinical trials and preclinical studies (in vitro and in vivo) are welcome that do not reflect the mainstream of cancer treatment but which are rather original and may open the mind for unconventional strategies.
Prof. Dr. Roman Blaheta
Prof. Dr. Beatrice E. Bachmeier
- bladder cancer
- non-mainstream treatment
- complementary medicine
- plant compounds
- stem cell targeting
- anticancer vaccination
- photodynamic therapy
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International Journal of Molecular Sciencesijms
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