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Open Medicine: Topical Issue on Chronic Diseases in Respiratory system; Cancer Target Therapy; Precision Medicine

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Dr Qian Liu liuqian@lungca.org


Chronic respiratory diseases are chronic diseases of the airways and other parts of the lung. Some of the most common are asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer, cystic fibrosis, sleep apnea and occupational lung diseases. Respiratory diseases affect all ages-children, teens, adults and seniors. Most of these diseases are chronic in nature and all have a major impact not only on the individual with the disease, but on the family, the community, and the health care system.

Cancer Targeted therapy is a newer type of cancer treatment that uses drugs or other substances to more precisely identify and attack cancer cells, usually while doing little damage to normal cells. Targeted therapy is a growing part of many cancer treatment regimens. Targeted cancer therapies use drugs that block the growth and spread of cancer by interfering with specific molecules involved in carcinogenesis (the process by which normal cells become cancer cells) and tumor growth.

Precision medicine (PM) is a medical model that proposes the customization of healthcare, with medical decisions, practices, and/or products being tailored to the individual patient. In this model, diagnostic testing is often employed for selecting appropriate and optimal therapies based on the context of a patient’s genetic content or other molecular or cellular analysis. Tools employed in PM can include molecular diagnostics, imaging, and analytics/software.



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Guest Editor Dr Qian Liu liuqian@lungca.org and Dr Magdalena Wierzchowiecka Magdalena.Wierzchowiecka@degruyteropen.com to let them know, you are going to submit a paper to Special Issue.

After that feel free to register at our paper processing system, and submit your paper: www.editorialmanager.com/openmed

All papers will go through the Open Medicine high standards, quick, fair and comprehensive peer-review procedure. Instructions for authors are available here. In case of any questions please contact Guest Editor (liuqian@lungca.org) or Managing Editor (Magdalena.Wierzchowiecka@degruyteropen.com).

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  • transparent, comprehensive and fast peer review
  • efficient route to fast-track publication and full advantage of DGO e-technology;
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