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Topic: Novel Non-invasive Approaches for Detection and Treatment of Metastasis

A special issue of Journal of Cancer Metastasis and Treatment

ISSN 2454-2857 (Online), ISSN 2394-4722 (Print)

Submission deadline: 30 Nov 2022

Guest Editor(s)

  • Balaji Panchapakesan, PhD
    Small Systems Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, USA.

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Special Issue Introduction

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, while metastasis is the primary clinical challenge. Primary tumors consist of multiple subpopulations of cells with invasive and metastatic properties, potentially forming metastasis in a process-dependent way. Novel minimally invasive or non-invasive techniques are emerging to detect and treat cancers, including the use of liquid biopsies for diagnosis and oncolytic viruses for therapy. This special issue will focus on all aspects of minimally or non-invasive diagnosis and treatment strategies and welcome important findings that can help improve oncologic outcomes and quality of life for the patients through minimally invasive/non-invasive methods.

Topics that will be broadly covered in the special issue but not limited to include:
Current clinical diagnosis and treatment of early-stage and advanced cancers;
Advances in imaging to find single/groups of cells with metastatic propensity;
Advances in models to understand tumor microenvironment at nanometer to macroscopic length scales;
Liquid biopsies for non-invasive diagnosis and treatment;
Minimally invasive or non-invasive surgical and therapeutic techniques for cancer treatment;
Oncolytic viruses and cancer immunotherapy;
Combination of minimally invasive or non-invasive methods for cancer treatments (e.g., Nano-based drug delivery with oncolytic viruses)

Submission Deadline

30 Nov 2022

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