ISSN (Print): 2328-7322

ISSN (Online): 2328-7314


Editor-in-chief: Nabil Abdel-Hamid

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Special Issue Call for Papers

Special Issue on Colorectal Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the colon. It accounts for over 9% of all cancer incidences. Every year, more than 945000 people develop CRC worldwide, and around 492000 patients die. It is the third most common cancer worldwide and the fourth most common cause of death. It affects men and women almost equally, with just over 1 million new cases recorded in 2002, the most recent year for which international estimates are available. In the United States, CRC is the third most common cancer diagnosis among men and women. Signs of colon cancer include blood in the stool or a change in bowel habits. CRC has been strongly associated with a Western lifestyle. In the past several decades, much has been learned about the dietary, lifestyle, and medication risk factors for this malignancy. Although there is controversy about the role of specific nutritional factors, consideration of dietary pattern as a whole appears useful for formulating recommendations. For example, several studies have shown that high intake of red and processed meats, highly refined grains and starches, and sugars are related to increased risk of CRC. Replacing these factors with poultry, fish, and plant sources as the primary source of protein; unsaturated fats as the primary source of fat; and unrefined grains, legumes and fruits as the primary source of carbohydrates is likely to lower risk of CRC. Although a role for supplements, including vitamin D, folate, and vitamin B6, remains uncertain, calcium supplementation is likely to be at least modestly beneficial. The goal of all cancer research and treatment is to prevent people dying from the disease.

The aim of this special issue is evidence-based guidelines on integrated supportive care for CRC. This issue welcomes all researchers, academicians, and practitioners on all areas related with CRC.

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

  • Risk factors
  • Case Report
  • Genetics
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Epidemiology
  • Surgery
  • Radiology
  • Pathology
  • Imaging
  • Psychosocial
  • Quality of Life

Important dates

Submission Deadline: December 20, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: December 30, 2015
Final Version Due: January 10, 2016
Special Issue Publishing Date: January 15, 2016

Chief Guest Editor

Masoud Sadeghi
Medical Biology Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

Guest Editor

Mehrdad Payandeh
Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

Erkan Doğan
Department of Medical Oncology, Medical Faculty, Yuzuncu Yil University, Van, Turkey

Edris Sadeghi
Medical Biology Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Masoud Sadeghi at the address: <>

or through the journal's Paper Submission System.