Special Issue "Gastrointestinal Tract Inflammation and Cancers"

A special issue of Diseases (ISSN 2079-9721). This special issue belongs to the section "Gastroenterology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 26 April 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Veysel Tahan
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Guest Editor
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Missouri-Columbia, MO 65212, USA
Interests: abdominal pain; bloating; bloody stool; celiac disease; Clostridium difficile colitis (C. diff); constipation; Crohn’s disease; diarrhea; dysphagia; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); hepatitis C; inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); liver diseases; nausea; pancreatitis; nutrition; nausea; vomiting; colon cancer screening
Dr. Ebubekir S. Daglilar
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Guest Editor
Gastroenterology and Hepatology faculty, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA
Interests: Colorectal cancer prevention; outcome research; quality improvement; gastrointestinal bleeding

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As we have learned from patients with inflammatory bowel disease, untreated chronic inflammation leads to increased risk of colorectal cancers. Although inflammation and its potential tumorogenic effects have been well established in the last two decades, exact molecular mechanisms are still being discovered. Discovery of these pathways will lead to novel therapeutic options. Luminal gastrointestinal cancers arise from pre-malignant lesions, usually in the setting of chronic inflammation leading to dysplastic mucosal changes and, eventually, carcinomas. Gastroesophageal reflux disease and long-standing esophagitis will lead to Barrett's esophagus and subsequently esophageal adenocarcinoma. A similar pathway is applicable for gastric inflammation from H. pylori infection and this chronic inflammation leading to gastric adenocarcinoma. Inflammation cascade can be triggered from environmental factors such as hyperacidity; infectious etiologies such as H. pylori. Underlying genetic factors and increased autoimmunity will also contribute this progression. We are also learning more about the microbiome and its effect on cancer pathogenesis.

In this Special Issue, we would like to increase our knowledge on this exciting field of research in gastrointestinal tract cancers from a multidisciplinary perspective. Understanding the inflammation to carcinoma pathway is a vital step for new discoveries.

This Special Issue "Gastrointestinal Tract Inflammation and Cancers" will play an important role to bring researchers from different fields to share their knowledge.

We welcome your contribution to the Special Issue.

Dr. Veysel Tahan
Dr. Ebubekir S. Daglilar
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Gastrointestinal Tract Inflammation
  • Microbiome
  • H. pylori and Gastric cancer
  • Inflammatory bowel disease and Colorectal cancer
  • Obesity and inflammation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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