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Pancreatic Cancer

Dear Colleagues,

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly diseases and ranks third in cancer-related deaths. Patients diagnosed with Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDA) have only a 5% 5-year survival rate. Currently, there are few effective therapeutic options and biomarkers available for standard patient care. In this special issue, we will focus on recent developments in pancreatic cancer, which include but are not limited to novel biomarkers, pancreatic cancer genetics and epigenetics, cancer immunology, tumor metabolism, tumor microenvironment and new therapeutic strategies, in an effort to understand mechanisms for early detection, personalized medicine, and to develop new therapies to approach this deadly disease.

Dr. Kristen C. Johnson

Dr. Chang-il Hwang

Guest Editors


pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDA)


genetics and epigenetics

cancer immunology

tumor metabolism

tumor microenvironment

new therapies

early detection

personalized medicine

Submission Deadline: 30 September 2019

Online Submission

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Guest Editors

  • Dr. Kristen C. Johnson

    University of New Hampshire-Manchester, Manchester, NH, USA

  • Dr. Chang-il Hwang

    University of California Davis, Davis, CA, USA

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