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            Special Issue

            Papers from the BACR Conference-Response

            and Resistance in Cancer Therapy

            Guest Editor(s):                  Special Issue Introduction
            Dr. Tim Fenton                    This Special Issue will consist of A Selection of Papers from BACR
            School of Biosciences,            Conference---Response and Resistance in Cancer Therapy
            University of Kent, Canterbury    (, held in University of Kent, Canterbury, UK,
            CT2 7NJ, UK.                      on 10th–12th September 2018. Despite substantial improvements in recent
            E-Mail:       decades, the prognosis for those cancer patients who suffer from metastatic
                                              disease and depend on systemic drug therapy remains poor. Both intrinsic
            Prof. Michelle Garrett            resistance and the formation of acquired drug resistance substantially affects
            School of Biosciences,            the efficacy of cancer drugs. The advancement of precision medicine
            University of Kent, Canterbury    approaches holds promise for both the effective guidance of therapies to
            CT2 7NJ, UK.                      patients that will respond and the ability to monitor this tumour response. This will
            E-Mail:    require the successful interpretation of ‘omics’ data and a close collaboration
                                              between pre-clinical researchers, clinicians, and computational biologists in
            Prof. Martin Michaelis            both academia and industry to develop these strategies. This conference will
            School of Biosciences,            bring together and showcase cancer researchers from these areas, who will
            University of Kent, Canterbury    present and discuss the latest advances in understanding the mechanisms of
            CT2 7NJ, UK.                      drug resistance in cancer, the identification of biomarkers of drug
            E-Mail:    sensitivity/resistance and how they can be linked to precision medicine
                                              approaches. This Special Issue will cover new and novel areas of research
            Dr. Mark Wass                     pertaining to Cancer Drug Resistance presented at this conference and
            School of Biosciences,            therefore will represent state-of-the-art and up-to-date coverage of progress.
            University of Kent, Canterbury
            CT2 7NJ, UK.
                                                Rigorous peer review: one manuscript must be reviewed by at least two
                                                experts in this field. We will ensure high standards for the review process and
                                                subsequent publication by a team of efficient and professional reviewers and
                                                scientific editors.
                                                No publication fee: there would be absolutely no charge for publication.
                                                Rapid publication: we will ensure that accepted papers will be published in a
                                                short processing time (the average processing time: 61 days) with a high
                                                Open access: As an author you will retain the copyright to your work. By
                                                licensing your work under the Creative Commons Attribution License, articles
                                                can be re-used and re-distributed without restriction, as long as the original
                                                work is correctly cited.
                                                Wide promotion: Published articles will be promoted at academic
                                                conferences, through social networks for scientists and relevant indexing

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