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Cell death-based treatment of various diseases edited by Dr Boris Zhivotovsky

Recent achievements in development of cell death-based approaches to treatment of various diseases are summarized in this collection of articles from Cell Death & Disease. Disturbances in cell death pathways at the molecular level are linked to the pathogenesis of various diseases. Evidence suggests that suppression or activation of one type of cell death can influence the activity of another, which in turn can affect the response of cells to therapy. We hope that this collection attracts attention to this growing area of research, and encourages the further exploitation of cell death mechanisms in the development of new treatments for human disease.