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Association of Schistosomiasis and Other Tropical Parasitic Diseases with Colorectal Cancer

Call for Papers

Schistosomiasis has been demonstrated to have an implication in colorectal cancer. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Schistosomiasis is one of many neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and that considerable uncertainty remains regarding global burden estimates. It is estimated that at least 206.5 million people need the solutions for Schistosomiasis in 2016. Apparently, this disease gets little attention and support worldwide due to the geographical barriers and some political issues. It tends to be considered as unimportant as it mainly occurs in the people living in the poor and rural communities and happens in the endemic regions only. Report on patients with sigmoid colonic cancer coexisting with Schistosomiasis and the study regarding the epidemiology and pathobiology of this association had been demonstrated before. However, the fundamental study of this disease remains rare. This special issue aims to gather the fundamental perspective of Schistosomiasis in colorectal cancer. Review articles and original research articles on the societal challenge of other tropical parasitic diseases in colorectal cancer are also welcome. The paper submission that provides a comprehensive review of the research topics that are kick-started using the clinical specimen collected from the colorectal cancer patients with and without tropical parasite infection, including Schistosoma in the endemic regions of Africa, is specially welcomed.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Specific protein study identified from the clinical samples of colorectal cancer patients with or without tropical parasite infection, including Schistosoma
  • Important factor discovery to be used as biomarker for colorectal cancer infected with tropical parasite, including Schistosoma
  • Regulation and expression of gene encoding for the specific protein of Schistosomiasis and other tropical parasitic diseases in colorectal cancer
  • Drug design for effective treatment of Schistosomiasis and other tropical parasitic diseases in colorectal cancer
  • Complementary and alternative disciplines for Schistosomiasis and other tropical parasitic diseases in colorectal cancer

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at https://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/jtm/sacc/.

Submission DeadlineFriday, 28 September 2018
Publication DateFebruary 2019

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

Lead Guest Editor

  • Khoo B. Yin, Institute for Research in Molecule Medicine (INFORMM), Penang, Malaysia

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