Special Issue Title:

Novel precision medical models for breast cancer

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2023

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  • Guest Editor

    Xin Hua, MDE-MailWebsite

    Department of Radiation Oncology, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China

    Interests: Breast Cancer; Radiotherapy; Chemotherapy; Cancer Biomarker; Cancer Nutrition

  • Guest Editor

    Xing Niu, MDE-MailWebsite

    China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning, China

    Interests: Oncology; Molecular Biology; Bioinformatics; Pharmacology; Immunology; Genetics

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Dear Colleagues,


Breast cancer is the most common malignancy worldwide and one of the leading causes of cancer-related death in women. The precision medical model for individual patients is the inevitable development trend of comprehensive treatment of breast cancer. The goal of precision medicine is to provide the right treatment to the right patient at the right time. One of its core principles is that cancer treatment needs to target the clinical and biological characteristics of individual. Therefore, besides the traditional prognostic factors, new clinical features and biomarkers are the focus of current research with the ultimate goal of improving the management and prognosis of breast cancer.


Currently, the general criteria for predicting prognosis and promoting stratification of treatment in breast cancer patients is the American Joint Committee on Cancer-Tumor, Node and Metastases (AJCC-TNM) stage system. This staging system focuses on tumor size and lymph node involvement without considering other prognostic factors (clinicalpathologic features, treatment-related factors, inflammatory status, etc.). As a result, breast cancer patients with similar stages tend to have very different survival outcomes. Therefore, more accurate methods are needed to improve the prognosis prediction of breast cancer patients. In recent years, gene expression characteristics such as 21-gene assay (Oncotype DX) and 70-gene signature (MammaPrint) have been increasingly used to provide prognostic information and to better select patients who might benefit from intensive treatment. It is important to explore novel and convenient tools that can effectively predict patient survival, so as to screen high-risk patients with poor prognosis and develop appropriate treatment plans.


Dr. Xin Hua and Dr. Xing Niu

Guest Editors

Keywords

Breast Cancer; Precision Models; Biomarker; Treatment; Prognosis

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