Special Issue "PSMA in Prostate Cancer"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021).
Prostate Cancer has the second highest mortality for men in Western Societies. Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen (PSMA) is a glycoprotein that is highly expressed in plasma membrane of prostate cancer especially in the most aggressive forms for prostate cancer. In the recent decade PSMA PET/CT has become widely used in diagnostics of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). PSMA PET/CT has a high detection rate even for patients with low values of prostate specific antigen (PSA). Staging with PSMA PET/CT change planned treatment for more than a quarter of the patients. Radioligands can bind to the extracellular part of PSMA. Thereby the radioligand is absorbed into the cancer cells and damage the DNA of the cells. PSMA radioligand therapy is a safe and effective treatment of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer as documented in two published randomized controlled trials, the TheraP and VISION trials. This issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences provides up-to-date information on the use of PSMA for diagnostics and treatment of patients with prostate cancer. The issue serves as a very useful resource tool for patients, physicians, and researchers dealing with the challenge of mCRPC.
This issue has a joint special issue (https://0-www-mdpi-com.brum.beds.ac.uk/journal/diagnostics/special_issues/PSMA_diag) with our sister journal /Diagnostics/ (ISSN 2075-4418, IF: 3.110, https://0-www-mdpi-com.brum.beds.ac.uk/journal/diagnostics). For papers focused on molecular science are encouraged to submit to IJMS, for others to Diagnostics.
Dr. Finn Edler von Eyben
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- prospective studies
- prostate cancer
- retrospective studies
- tumor biology