In recent years, there has been an increasing demand for the therapeutic efficacy of previous single tumor treatment techniques such as surgery, interventional therapy, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and immunotherapy. In order to achieve a better outcome or to cure previously unresectable tumors, doctors now try to design conversion treatment plans based on individual characteristics of patients in clinical practice. Conversion therapy might achieve previously unimaginable good results. The exploration of conversion therapy is accompanied by a large number of attempts to develop new medicines (e.g. new nanomedicines, immunological agents, targeted agents), new techniques and devices (e.g. surgery, radiotherapy, interventional therapy), and individualized treatment schemes (e.g. sequencing technology). At the same time, there is a higher demand for the effectiveness of radiological examination during conversion therapy. The development in this field, including new molecular imaging techniques, new nano-contrast agents, and new MRI functional imaging methods, has also made great strides.
We warmly welcome research results in the fields as described above concerning diagnostic & therapeutic oncology and drug development.
Prof. Dr. Yu Guo, Prof. Dr. Shunli Shen and Prof. Dr. Ruo-Mi Guo
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