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Special Issue "The Role of the Tumor Microenvironment in Cancer"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Sherine F. Elsawa
Guest Editor
University of New Hampshire, Durham, United States
Interests: tumor microenvironment; cancer biology; epigenetics; immunology; lymphoma

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The tumor microenvironment (TME) plays an important role in the initiation, development, and progression of cancer. There is evidence that the TME promotes resistance to therapy. The TME consists of both immune and non-immune cells as well as cytokines, chemokines, and growth factors that promote the malignant cells. Therefore, an understanding of the interplay between cancer cells and cells in the TME is fundamental to the development of novel therapies that target the cancer cells and the supportive signals from the TME. In this Special Issue “The Role of the Tumor Microenvironment in Cancer”, we will discuss the molecular mechanisms in the TME that are involved in promoting cancer cells.

Dr. Sherine F. Elsawa
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Tumor microenvironment
  • Stromal cell
  • Fibroblasts
  • Myeloid-derived suppressor cells
  • Tumor-associated macrophages
  • Regulatory T cells
  • Cytokines
  • Chemokines
  • Hypoxia
  • Metastasis
  • Angiogenesis

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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