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Investigating the Biology of Brain Metastases

Guest Editors:
Dr. Priscilla Brastianos, MD, Harvard Medical School, United States of America
Professor Matthias Preusser, MD, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Associate Professor Alexandra Zimmer, MD, MSc, Oregon Health & Science University, United States of America

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 31 August 2024

Acta Neuropathologica Communications is calling for submissions to our new Collection "Investigating the Biology of Brain Metastases".

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About the collection

This Collection is seeking articles that focus on the biology of brain metastases, with an emphasis on the molecular characteristics of brain metastases, biomarkers that indicate response and resistance to different therapies, the development of preclinical models, and an examination of the unique tumor immune microenvironment of the brain. We also welcome articles that explore new and innovative therapeutic targets or treatment methods, particularly in preclinical models of brain metastases. Additionally, we are interested in studies that examine human tissue samples from patients with brain metastases, taken especially before and after therapy.

Overall, this Collection aims to bring together the latest research on brain metastases biology to inform the scientific community and ultimately lead to improved treatment options for patients.

  1. Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer that frequently spreads to other organs of the human body. Especially melanoma metastases to the brain (intracranial metastases) are hard to treat and a major c...

    Authors: Theresa Kraft, Konrad Grützmann, Matthias Meinhardt, Friedegund Meier, Dana Westphal and Michael Seifert
    Citation: Acta Neuropathologica Communications 2024 12:67
  2. Brain metastases occur in 1% of sarcoma cases and are associated with a median overall survival of 6 months. We report a rare case of a brain metastasis with unique radiologic and histopathologic features in a...

    Authors: David Rogawski, Joshua Wheeler, Esther Nie, William Zhu, Eleanor Villanueva, Gwen Coffey, Qian Ma, Kristen Ganjoo, Nancy Fischbein, Michael Iv, Hannes Vogel and Seema Nagpal
    Citation: Acta Neuropathologica Communications 2024 12:15
  3. Inflammasomes, primarily responsible for the activation of IL-1β, have emerged as critical regulators of the tumor microenvironment. By using in vivo and in vitro brain metastasis models, as well as human samp...

    Authors: Ádám Mészáros, Kinga Molnár, Csilla Fazakas, Bernát Nógrádi, Adél Lüvi, Tamás Dudás, László Tiszlavicz, Attila Elek Farkas, István Adorján Krizbai and Imola Wilhelm
    Citation: Acta Neuropathologica Communications 2023 11:155

Submission Guidelines

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Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have read our submission guidelines. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via Editorial Manager. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection, please select "Investigating the Biology of Brain Metastases" from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Guest Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Guest Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.