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Special Issue "Pharmacogenomic and Pharmacogenetic Characterisation of Sarcomas"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Oncology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Massimo Serra
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Pharmacogenomics and Pharmacogentics Research Unit, Laboratory of Experimental Oncology, IRCCS Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Bologna, Italy
Interests: osteosarcoma; drug resistance; DNA damage repair; targeted drugs; tailored treatment
Dr. Claudia Maria Hattinger
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Guest Editor
IRCCS Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Laboratory of Experimental Oncology, Pharmacogenomics and Pharmacogentics Research Unit (Bologna, Italy)
Interests: bone tumors; tumor genetics; pharmacogenetics; pharmacogenomics; biomarkers validation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to announce a call for submissions to a Special Issue of the International Journal of Molecular Sciences on the topic of pharmacogenomics and pharmacogenetics in sarcomas. Although not yet as advanced as for other cancers, pharmacogenetic and pharmacogenomic studies applied to musculoskeletal tumors have been providing new insights into the genetic background of these rare sarcomas and are indicating new candidate biomarkers, which may impact clinical care management. Translation to clinical settings of this body of information is expected to improve both effectiveness and safety of conventional chemotherapy trials, as well as to provide new tailored treatment opportunities to personalize treatments. We encourage submission of both original research articles and reviews on pharmacogenomic and pharmacogenetic studies in tumors. All submitted articles will undergo peer review.

Dr. Massimo Serra
Dr. Claudia Maria Hattinger
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Molecular Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. There is an Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal. For details about the APC please see here. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • genetic polymorphisms
  • genetic association studies
  • genome-wide association studies (GWAS)
  • genome epidemiology
  • next generation sequencing
  • web-based genomic data analysis
  • predictive biomarkers
  • prognostic markers
  • anticancer targeted drugs
  • personalized medicine

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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