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Topic: Pharmacogenetics of Cancer

A special issue of Cancer Drug Resistance

ISSN 2578-532X (Online)

Submission deadline: 31 Jan 2019

Guest Editor(s)

  • Prof. Enrico Mini, MD, PhD
    Department of Health Sciences, Section of Clinical Pharmacology and Oncology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy.

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  • Dr. Stefania Nobili, PharmD, PhD

    Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence, Florence, Italy.

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Special Issue Introduction

Pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics have expanded rapidly over the past years and they are the basis of personalized medicine. The pharmacological treatment of cancer is an ideal field for the application of pharmacogenetics into clinical practice. Testing of patients for genetic markers of efficacy or toxicity of anticancer therapy is increasingly being used as a result of clinical studies based on genotype stratification, availability of approved clinical tests and of an always more robust clinical pharmacogenetic information and guidelines.
This special issue of Cancer Drug Resistance is designed to provide an overview of the role of pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics in cancer treatment, including methods of discovery and clinical drug development, available information on drug labels, web resources, and guidelines, with particular regard to specific cancer drug classes. Finally, the integration of somatic pharmacogenomic markers into clinical practice with examples of main cancer types will be also addressed.


Pharmacogenetics, pharmacogenomics, methodology, clinical trials, anticancer drugs, drug label information, web resources, guidelines

Submission Deadline

31 Jan 2019

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