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Hormones and Cancer

Hormones and Cancer

Editor-in-Chief: CAROL LANGE, PH.D.

ISSN: 1868-8497 (print version)
ISSN: 1868-8500 (electronic version)

Journal no. 12672

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Carol Lange, PhD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA



Seema Khan, MD, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA

Jennifer K. Richer, PhD, University of Colorado, Anschutz, CO, USA

Tobias Else, MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA



Guillaue Assie, MD, PhD, Inst. National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, Paris, France

Andrea Morandi, PhD, University of Florence, Florence, Italy

Steven P. Balk, MD, PhD, Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA

Eric Baudin, MD, PhD, Gustave Roussy Institute, Villejuif, France

Jason Carroll, PhD, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, United Kingdom

Sheue-yann Cheng, PhD, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA

Paul J. Davis, MD, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY, USA

Scott M. Dehm, PhD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Graeme Eisenhofer, PhD, The Technical University of Dresden, Dresden, Germany

Patricia V. Elizalde, PhD, IBYME, CONICET, Argentina

Martin Fassnacht, University of Wuerzburg, Germany

Lauren M. Fishbein, MD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Jonna Frasor, PhD, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, USA

Matthew P. Goetz, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

Radhika Gogoi, MD, PhD, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA, USA

Shannon Hawkins, MD, PhD, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, USA

Stephen G. Hillier, PhD, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Shuk-mei Ho, PhD, University of Cincinnati, OH, USA

Michael W. Kilgore, PhD, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA

Kimberly K. Leslie, MD, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA

Ellis R. Levin, MD, University of California – Irvine, CA, USA

Donald P. McDonnell, PhD, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA

Leigh C. Murphy, PhD, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Steffi Oesterreich, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Rosemary O'Connor, PhD, University College Cork, Ireland

Gail S. Prins, PhD, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, USA

Gail P. Risbridger, PhD, Monash University, Victoria, Australia

Carol A. Sartorius, PhD, University of Colorado – Denver, CO, USA

Rebecca E. Schweppe, PhD, University of Colorado – Denver, CO, USA

Manisha Shah, MD, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA

Hari Singhal, PhD, Roche Molecular Systems, Pleasanton, CA, USA

Julie Ann Sosa, MD, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

Arun Sreekumarm, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA

Carlos Telleria, PhD, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

Rajesh V. Thakker, MD, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Nancy L. Weigel, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA

Siyuan Zheng, PhD, UT Health San Antonio, TX, USA

Douglas Yee, MD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Christopher Li, MD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

Adrian Lee, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Gary Hammer, MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Haihua Gu, PhD, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China

Meet the Editor-in-Chief: 

Carol A. Lange

Carol A. Lange, Ph.D. is the Tickle Family Land Grant Endowed Chair of Breast Cancer Research and Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology at the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center (MCC) in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she serves as Director of the Cancer Biology Training (NIH/NCI T32) Program and Co-Leader of the Cellular Mechanisms of Cancer Program within the MCC. Her research is focused on steroid hormone receptor action and signal transduction in breast and ovarian cancer. Her lab studies mechanisms of gene regulation by cross talk between growth factor-mediated signaling pathways and steroid hormone receptors, using the human progesterone receptor (PR) as an understudied model receptor that is highly relevant to ER+ women’s cancer and stem cell biology. Additional research focus is aimed at targeting stress-activated signaling pathways (p38 MAPKs, ERK5, HIFs, cortisol and glucocorticoid receptors (GR)) as inputs to GR-target gene expression. A key phospho-GR target gene discovered in the Lange lab, known as breast tumor kinase (Brk/PTK6), drives advanced breast and ovarian cancer progression (invasion, metastasis, changes in cancer stem cell biology).

Meet the Associate Editors 

Tobias Else

Dr. Else’s primary appointment is with the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes at the University of Michigan. He received his MD degree from the University of Hamburg, Germany. He pursued his clinical training at the University of Hamburg (Residency: Internal Medicine) and the University of Michigan (Residency: Internal Medicine, Fellowship: Endocrinology). Dr. Else’s clinical practice focuses on the care for patients with benign and malignant endocrine tumors, particularly pheochromocytoma, adrenocortical tumors and neuroendocrine tumors as well as accompanying hormone excess syndromes. Dr. Else has a particular interest in taking care of patients with hereditary syndromes that predispose to the development of endocrine tumors (e.g. Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia, Hereditary Paraganglioma Syndrome). He attends a Multidisciplinary Endocrine Oncology Clinic and a Cancer Genetics Clinic, which evaluates patients for hereditary syndromes and also facilitates regular exams and surveillance for patients at risk for endocrine tumors. His academic and research interest is in translational sciences of primary aldosteronism, hereditary basis of endocrine tumors and in improvement of care for patients with these diagnoses.

Jennifer K. Richer

Dr. Jennifer K. Richer, Professor of Pathology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, has over 25 years of experience in the field of steroid hormone receptor action. Her research program centers on the function of estrogen, progesterone and androgen receptors in breast, endometrial and ovarian cancer. Recent work identified unique roles for the androgen receptor in the various subtypes of breast cancer. Another laboratory focus is on non-coding RNA that affect hormone receptor action, immune recognition and tumor progression. Dr. Richer has served on numerous Endocrine Society and American Association for Cancer Research committees and was a co-organizer of the Keystone Symposium on Nuclear Receptors in 2016.

Seema Ahsan Khan

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Dr. Seema Ahsan Khan, MD, SM, is a surgical oncologist and clinician scientist working in cancer prevention and the identification of novel molecular biomarkers of breast cancer risk, including steroid hormones in breast tissue and nipple fluid. Dr. Khan has considerable expertise in the conduct of early phase prevention trials with biomarker endpoints, ranging from soy isoflavone supplementation in healthy women who are considered to be at high risk for breast cancer development to anti-progesterone compounds and 4-hydroxytamoxifen in the pre-surgical window setting. She has pioneered the use of novel transdermal delivery methods for breast cancer chemoprevention agents. Dr. Khan’s expertise will facilitate seamless review of our pre-clinical and clinical submissions.

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    Hormones and Cancer is a unique multidisciplinary translational journal featuring basic science,  pre-clinical, epidemiological, and clinical research papers. It covers all aspects of the interface of Endocrinology and Oncology. Thus, the journal covers two main areas of research: Endocrine tumors (benign & malignant tumors of hormone secreting endocrine organs) and the effects of hormones on any type of tumor. We welcome all types of studies related to these fields, but our particular attention is on translational aspects of research.  In addition to basic, pre-clinical, and epidemiological studies, we encourage submission of clinical studies including those that comprise small series of tumors in rare endocrine neoplasias and/or negative or confirmatory results provided that they significantly enhance our understanding of endocrine aspects of oncology. The journal does not publish case studies.

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