Special Issue "Pathophysiology and Treatment of Gallbladder Cancer"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.
Interests: biliary disease; rare cancers; shared decision making; health care efficiency
Gallbladder cancer (GBC) is a rare and highly lethal neoplasm of the biliary tract. GBC demonstrates significant geographic, age-, gender-, and ethnicity-related differences in incidence, but the cause of GBC and it’s pathophysiology is not well understood. (Epi)Genetics or environmental factors may play an essential role in the development of GBC. Other possible risk factors include cholelithiasis, obesity, gallbladder polyps, chronic infections, and an abnormal pancreaticobiliary duct junction. However, most patients with GBC do not have any of the known risk factors apart from age. It could be hypothesized that different causes of gallbladder cancer also imply different treatment strategies.
This Special Issue will focus on the current insights into the pathophysiology, treatment and predictive factors for survival of gallbladder cancer in different geographic area’s. This issue aims to improve our understanding in the development of GBC. We look forward to your contributions.
Dr. Philip De Reuver
Dr. Chella van der Post
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- gallbladder cancer
- risk factors