• Special Issue Topic

    Current Approaches to Malignant Tumors of the Nervous System

    Submission Deadline: February 28, 2025

    Guest Editor

    Katrin Sak E-Mail

    Independent senior researcher, NGO Praeventio, Estonia

    Research Keywords: Effects of phytochemicals (flavonoids) on human health, anticancer action of flavonoids, interactions of flavonoids with conventional drugs


    About the Special Issue

    Malignant tumors in nervous system develop when abnormal cells form in any part of the brain or spine area. Tumors which start from glia include gliomas constituting a heterogenous group of diseases. Such brain tumors are often intractable and present one of the most challenging diagnoses to treat. Almost half of all brain tumors are known as glioblastomas multiforme. Due to their diffusive invasion to the life-critical structures of the brain and also frequent failure of chemotherapy, the median survival of patients is only about a year with no significant improvements over the past decades. Accordingly, there is an urgent need to find new molecular targets and more effective drugs against gliomas. Tumors that arise from neurons include medulloblastomas. They are the most common brain cancers among children. Although the therapeutic modalities are currently improved, the majority of survivors suffer from various life-long side effects. Again, novel therapeutic strategies are highly needed. The third frequently occurring nervous system malignancies are neuroblastomas, affecting most commonly children age five or younger. The survival rate of pediatric patients with this extracranial neuroendocrine tumor has also remained dismal, definitely requiring further thorough studies. In this way, this special issue is devoted to all kinds of studies on malignant tumors in nervous system, contributing to the better understanding of molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis as well as identifying novel therapeutic modalities to improve the prognosis and quality of life of patients. 

    Keywords: Brain cancers, gliomas, medulloblastomas, neuroblastomas, surgical resection, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, molecular mechanisms, cellular signaling cascades, novel anticancer drugs

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    Published Articles

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    Brain metastasis from the perspective of molecular mechanisms and treatment, presenting a new approach for targeting ion channels by nano drugs
    Brain metastasis is the most prevalent neurologic problem of systemic cancer and it can increase the mortality rate in patients with cancer. It occurs more in patients with lung cancer, breast cance [...] Read more.
    Zohreh Khosravi Dehaghi
    Published: April 10, 2024 Explor Neurosci. 2024;3:130–143
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/en.2024.00040
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