Special Issue "Skin Cancer: Genetics, Diagnosis and Prevention"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2021).
2. Dermatology Unit, Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, 43126 Parma, Italy
Interests: skin cancer; dermoscopy confocal laser microscopy genetics
Interests: cancer genetics; molecular diagnosis; biomarkers; precision medicine; melanoma and non-melanoma pathogenesis
Interests: melanoma; skin cancer; epidemiology; genetics; risk factors; prevention
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Research in recent decades has implicated several genes and genetic events in the development and progression of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer with specific clinical–pathological patterns. Dermoscopy and reflectance confocal microscopy are interactive in vivo methods which offer morphological characterization and enable the identification of melanocytic and keratinocyte proliferations, with a great impact on clinical practice and applied genetic research. Inherited genetic defects have been discovered, allowing the identification of individuals with increased susceptibility to the disease. Unveiling the landscape of somatic mutations in melanoma and precursor lesions, some of which are indisputably attributable to environmental exposures, has made it possible to gain a deeper understanding of melanomagenesis and represents a crucial step toward the development of targeted therapy. Despite these advances, melanoma still stands out as a high-incidence malignancy with a poor prognosis when the diagnosis comes at an advanced stage. Efforts are required for accurate classification of the different molecular subtypes underlying biological and clinical heterogeneity, eventually leading to optimizing the management of skin cancer patients. This Special Issue in Genes on “Skin Cancer: Genetics, Diagnosis, and Prevention” will host scientific articles at the forefront of research in the field of genetics applied to melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer prevention, diagnosis, therapy, and patient management.Prof. Dr. Ignazio Stanganelli
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Palmieri
Dr. Saverio Caini
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- Non-melanoma skin cancer
- Genetic association