Skip to main content

Translational cancer biology

Section edited by Cristina Maccalli

This section aims to provide a platform for the communication and dissemination of advances in cancer biology and their translational applications. Studies considered for publication include those dissecting the mechanisms of transformation, progression and metastatization, the biology of cancer stem cells and their immunological properties, the mechanisms undergoing the epithelial-to mesenchymal (EMT) transition and tumor dormancy, their relationship with immune functions and the mechanisms undergoing cancer resistance to therapies. 

This section is also dedicated to those investigations dedicated to the translational aspects and the development of novel therapies related to the aforementioned themes and the identification of patient’s responsiveness and outcome to therapies.

  1. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is a common type of lung cancer. Extracellular vehicles (EVs) are nano-sized particles containing proteins, lipids, and miRNAs secreted by various cells, which play important...

    Authors: Liming Gao, Qi Tian, Tong Wu, Shanshan Shi, Xiaobo Yin, Lijie Liu, Lei Zheng, Ping Wang, Yaling Tian and Shufeng Xu

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2021 19:37

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  2. The ability of tumor cells to spread from their origin place and form secondary tumor foci is determined by the epithelial–mesenchymal transition process. In epithelial tumors such as prostate cancer (PCa), th...

    Authors: Martyna Parol, Arkadiusz Gzil, Magdalena Bodnar and Dariusz Grzanka

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2021 19:28

    Content type: Review

    Published on:

  3. Driver genes of GBM may be crucial for the onset of isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH)-wildtype (WT) glioblastoma (GBM). However, it is still unknown whether the genes are expressed in the identical cluster of cells....

    Authors: Seon-Jin Yoon, Hye Young Son, Jin-Kyoung Shim, Ju Hyung Moon, Eui-Hyun Kim, Jong Hee Chang, Wan Yee Teo, Se Hoon Kim, Sahng Wook Park, Yong-Min Huh and Seok-Gu Kang

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2020 18:482

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  4. Platelet derived growth factor receptor alpha (PDGFRα) has been considered as a relevant factor in tumor proliferation, angiogenesis and metastatic dissemination. It was a target of tyrosine kinase (TK) inhibi...

    Authors: Nadia Ben Jemii, Haifa Tounsi-Kettiti, Hamza Yaiche, Najla Mezghanni, Amira Jaballah Gabteni, Emna Fehri, Chayma Ben Fayala, Sonia Abdelhak and Samir Boubaker

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2020 18:440

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  5. Cancer stem cells (CSCs) play an important role in drug resistance, recurrence, and metastasis of tumors. Considering the heterogeneity of tumors, this study aimed to explore the key genes regulating stem cell...

    Authors: Rui Guo, Aining Chu and Yuehua Gong

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2020 18:418

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  6. Molecular classification has laid the framework for exploring glioma biology and treatment strategies. Pro-neural to mesenchymal transition (PMT) of glioma is known to be associated with aggressive phenotypes,...

    Authors: Qingyu Liang, Gefei Guan, Xue Li, Chunmi Wei, Jianqi Wu, Peng Cheng, Anhua Wu and Wen Cheng

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2020 18:378

    Content type: Research

    Published on: