Special Issues

Genotoxicity of Illicit Drugs: Mechanisms of Action, Cancer Risk, and Future Perspectives
Editor: Daniel Araki Ribeiro

Submission Deadline: 30 December 2023 (Status: Open)

Special Issue Editor(s)

Daniel Araki Ribeiro      Email
Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Interests: genotoxicity; carcinogenesis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to contribute papers to a special issue titled “Genotoxicity of Illicit Drugs: Mechanisms of Action, Cancer Risk, and Future Perspectives”. Illicit drugs, such as cannabis, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and crack cocaine, pose a public health problem around the world. Among their harmful effects, genetic damage in several cellular types, tissues and organs has been recognized as one of the deleterious impacts after misusing illicit drugs. Since DNA damage plays a critical role in the initiation stage of chemical carcinogenesis, a comprehensive evaluation of genotoxicity of such compounds should be conducted.

This special issue covers various sub-topics closely related to genotoxicity and carcinogenesis following the exposure to illicit drugs, in both in vitro and in vivo models, as well as future perspectives regarding this widespread public health issue.

The objective of this special issue is to provide more research insights regarding the mechanisms underlying the genotoxicity induced by illicit drugs. To this end, we welcome original research articles, reviews (systematic or narrative), perspectives, and commentaries from researchers working in genotoxicity, chemical carcinogenesis, as well as clinical research.

Daniel Araki Ribeiro
Guest Editor


Illicit drug; genotoxicity; DNA damage; genetic damage

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted via our online editorial system at https://www.biolifesas.org/journalx_brha/authorLogOn.action by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to start your submission. Manuscripts can be submitted now or up until the deadline. All papers will go through peer-review process. Accepted papers will be published in the journal (as soon as accepted) and meanwhile listed together on the special issue website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts will be thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. Please visit the Instruction for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. Submitted manuscripts should be well formatted in good English.

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