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Special Issue Title: Ovarian Cancer: Molecular Pathogenesis and Tumor Microenvironment

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· Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2022

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor


   Asst. Prof. Michael Bradaric, PhD

   Department of Cell & Molecular Medicine, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL 60612, USA

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Interests: Ovarian Cancer: Molecular Pathogenesis; Tumor Microenvironment; Immune Cell/Cancer Communication; Drug Targets for Metastasis; Drug Repurposing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynecologic malignancy due to later stage diagnosis and poor early detection strategies.  Ovaries consists of several cell types and developing tumors in ovaries can be quite heterogenous. Moreover, the tumor microenvironment involves a complex interaction of immune cells, fibroblasts, tumor cells, endothelial cells, and the extracellular matrix which support the developing tumor.  Genomic and proteomic advances have altered treatment strategies to allow a more thorough examination of genetic mutations and biomarkers expressed in a patient’s individual tumor.   Increased knowledge of the molecular pathogenesis of the different ovarian tumor types will allow for more precise treatment strategies and therapeutic targets.  Recent advances involving BRCA testing and the subsequent development of PARP inhibitors is one example of the successes that lead to further understanding of the pathogenesis of ovarian tumor subtypes. In summary, this issue seeks to report recent advances in detailing the molecular pathogenesis of ovarian cancer and the contribution of the tumor microenvironment to cancer initiation and metastasis. Original research and review are both welcome.  

Asst. Prof. Michael Bradaric

Guest Editor


Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at https://ejgo.imrpress.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by IMR Press.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is $1250. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English.


Ovarian Microenvironment; Tumor Associated Macrophages; Ovarian Metastasis; Ovarian Cancer Metastasis; Omental Metastasis; Mechanisms of Ovarian Cancer Pathogenesis; Origins of Ovarian Tumors 

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