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Topic: Primary and Secondary Brain Tumors

A special issue of Journal of Cancer Metastasis and Treatment

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

Submission deadline: 31 Jan 2021

Guest Editor(s)

  • Dr. Lombardi Giuseppe
    Department of Experimental and Clinical Oncology, Medical Oncology 1, Veneto Institute of Oncology-IRCCS, Padua, Italy.

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  • Dr. Bellu Luisa
    Radiotherapy Department, Radiotherapist at Veneto Institute of Oncology-IRCCS, Padua, Italy.


  • Dr. Ius Tamara
    Neurosurgery Unit, Department of Neurosciences, Santa Maria della Misericordia Univeristy Hospital, Udine, Italy.


  • Dr. Villani Veronica
    Neurology Department, Neurologists at Regina Elena Hospital, Rome, Italy.


  • Dr. Caccese Mario
    Oncology Department, Veneto Institute of Oncology-IRCCS, Padua, Italy.


Special Issue Introduction

Primary tumors are a heterogenous group of neoplasms originating from brain. Since 2016 we have had the new WHO classification incorporating new molecular characteristics, in particular IDH mutational status and 1p19q codeletion. Glioblastoma represents the most frequent primary brain tumor in adults and numerous studies were performed analyzing new treatments, such as regorafenib showing interesting results. Moreover, we have new approaches for radiotherapy and neurosurgery. New approaches for magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography are integrated into diagnostic and follow up steps. Low grade gliomas and other primary and secondary brain tumors such as meningiomas or lung or melanoma metastases showed interesting responses to new treatment, in particular to combination of radiotherapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapy.This special issue will cover all aspects of primary and secondary brain tumors including current treatment options, radiation therapy, surgery, immunotherapy, imaging and molecular characteristics. Reviews will also be gratefully accepted.


1. Giorgio Santoni  School of Pharmacy, University of Camerino, Italy.
2. Alessia Pellerino  From the Department of Neuro-Oncology (A.P., R.R., R.S.), University and City of Health and Science Hospital, Turin; and Oncology Department (L.B.), San Luigi Hospital, University of Turin, Orbassano, Italy.
3. Andrea Di Cristofori  Division of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy.
4. Antonio Nicolato  Department of Neurosciences, Unit of Stereotaxic Neurosurgery, Hospital Trust of Verona, Verona, Italy.
5. Luigi Corti  Department of Radiotherapy, Veneto Institute of Oncology IOV-IRCCS, Padua, Italy.
6. Gianmarco Pallavicini  Department of Neurosciences, University of Turin, Turin, Italy.
7. Albert Girotti  Department of Biochemistry, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA.
8. Karar Almansory  Institute of Nuclear Medicine, University College London Hospitals, London, UK.
9. Marco Zoccarato  Neurology Unit, Ospedale S.Antonio, Padova, Italy.
10. Sergey V Roussakow  Galenic Research Institute, Moscow, Russia.
11. Simona Rizzato  Department of Translational Oncology and Services, Veneto Institute of Oncology IOV-IRCCS, Padua, Italy.
12. Alessandro Frati  Neuromed IRCCS, Neurosurgery, Pozzilli, Italy.
13. Carlo Giussani  Unit of Neurosurgery, Department of Medicine and Surgery, Milan Centre for Neuroscience, University of Milano-Bicocca, San Gerardo Hospital, Monza, Italy.
14. Claudia Caserta  Medical Oncology, Dept. of Oncology, Azienda Ospedaliera S.Maria, Terni, Italy.
15. Bruno Giometto  Neurology Unit, Rovereto Hospital, Azienda Provinciale per i Servizi Sanitari (APSS) di Trento, Trento, Italy.
16. John J. Rossi  Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, City of Hope, Duarte, USA.
17. Katherine Barnett Peters  Neuro-Oncology, Surgery, Duke University, Durham, USA.
18. Patrick Sin-Chan  Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumor Research Centre, Division of Haematology/Oncology, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada.
19. Mihir Shanker  University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
20. Sajeel Chowdhary  Neuro-Oncology Program, Lynn Cancer Institute, Boca Raton, USA.
21. Stella E Tsirka  Department of Pharmacological Sciences, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, USA.
22. Ulrike Naumann  Hertie-Institut für klinische Hirnforschung, Tubingen, Germany.
The list is arranged in no particular order and being updated.


Brain tumors, immunotherapy, brain metastases, glioblastoma

Submission Deadline

31 Jan 2021

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