Focused Issue on Prostate Cancer

Posted On 2019-09-02 09:30:44


This focused issue on “Prostate Cancer” is edited by Dr. Marisa Shiina, from Department of Urology, San Francisco VA Medical Center and University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Dr. Marisa Shiina received her doctorate in molecular biology from University of Gunma, School of Engineering. After graduation, she joined tumor immunology branch at National Cancer Institute, NIH, as a postdoctoral fellow. She moved to Hellen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of California, San Francisco, where she studied combination drug therapies and oncolytic adenoviruses for the treatment of cancer. In 2015, she joined the Urology Department at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Shiina’s research interests focus on understanding the epigenetics changes in prostate cancer racial disparity and identify biomarkers responsible for race related aggressive cancer. Also, she investigates the mechanisms of resistance to androgen receptor inhibitors in prostate cancer.

    Focused issue outline:
  1. Risk assessment and biomarkers
  2. Prostate cancer and AR signaling
  3. Tumor evolution and treatment resistance
  4. Prostate cancer and role of exosomes
  5. Current clinical trials for prostate cancer
  6. Genetic and molecular pathways driving lethal prostate cancer
  7. Patients outcome and radical prostatectomy
  8. Prostate cancer and immunotherapy
  9. anti-PD-1-CTLA-4 and prostate cancer
  10. Relapse in prostate cancer
  11. Prostate cancer and epigenetics
  12. DNA repair and Prostate Cancer
  13. Prostate cancer and radiotherapy
  14. Prostate cancer and oxidative stress
  15. Drug discovery and cancer