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Featured Review: FGFs/FGFRs-dependent signalling in regulation of steroid hormone receptors – implications for therapy of luminal breast cancer

FGFs ImageStromal stimuli mediated by growth factor receptors, leading to ligand-independent activation of steroid hormone receptors, have long been implicated in development of breast cancer resistance to endocrine therapy. Mutations in fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) genes have been associated with a higher incidence and progression of breast cancer. Increasing evidence suggests that FGFR-mediated interaction between luminal invasive ductal breast carcinoma (IDC) and its microenvironment contributes to the progression to hormone-independence. Therapeutic strategies based on FGFR inhibitors hold promise for overcoming resistance to the ER-targeting treatment. 

In this Review, Romanska et al. provide a concise updated summary of existing literature on FGFR-mediated signalling with an emphasis on an interaction between FGFR and estrogen/progesterone receptors (ER/PR) in IDC. Focusing on the regulatory role of tumour microenvironment in the activity of steroid hormone receptors, the authors compile the available functional data on FGFRs-mediated signalling, as a fundamental mechanism of luminal IDC progression and failure of anti-ER treatment. They also highlight the translational value of the presented findings and summarize ongoing oncologic clinical trials investigating FGFRs inhibition in interventional studies in breast cancer.  

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Call for Papers: Hypoxia and Tumors

Hypoxia and Tumors © royaltystockphoto / FotoliaJournal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research is delighted to announce the launch of a new thematic series covering the hot topic of Hypoxia and Tumors.

The Special Issue will accept Research Articles and Reviews regarding the latest highlights on the role of hypoxia in all aspects of tumor progression, including therapy resistance and metastases. Submit here.

Submission opens: 1st December 2019
Submission deadline: 31st December 2020

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Impact of COVID-19 on journal operations

COVID-19As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

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Celebrating the 10th anniversary partnership with BMC

JECCR 10 years​​​​​​​2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the partnership between the Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research and BMC.

Over the past decade, the journal has established itself among some of the top Oncology titles in Journal Citation Reports. Click here to look back at some of the journal’s milestone achievements and best content from the past 10 years.

Reviewer Acknowledgement and New Recruitment

The Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research would like to thank all of our reviewers who have contributed to the journal and is looking for new reviewers to assess manuscripts. For consideration, please send your CV with keywords and expertise to jeccreditorial@gmail.com

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Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research has been publishing since 1982.  Prior to publishing with BioMed Central from 2008, Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research was published in print.  For enquiries about previous content, please contact us on: 

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