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Atlas of Liquid Biopsy

Circulating Tumor Cells and Other Rare Cells in Cancer Patients’ Blood

Editors: Chinen, Ludmilla Thomé Domingos (Ed.)

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  • Provides a wealth of unique images of circulating tumor cells (CTCs)
    Includes unique images of giant macrophages, endothelial cells and circulating tumor microemboli (CTMs)
    Addresses recent discoveries in the field of CTCs
    Shares prominent specialists’ perspectives on CTCs

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About this book

This book provides a wealth of images and extensive information on circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and other cells usually observed in blood from patients with cancer, such as giant macrophages, and circulating tumor microemboli (CTM).

The field of “liquid biopsy” began with the analysis of CTCs in the early 2000s. In the beginning, molecular techniques were developed to detect these cells in the blood. However, it has since become clear that CTCs initially require a cytopathological analysis to be detected without false positive and negative results. After detection, molecular analysis can be subsequently performed.

Cancer is an important cause of mortality, especially when detected in late stages. Even with all the advances that have been made in its treatment, cancer is still challenging, as many patients do not respond to any therapy. Many health agencies have considered early diagnosis as a feasible tool. In this context, it is of the utmost importance to know the morphology and characteristics of CTCs to determine a correct diagnosis. Currently much of the scientific community is committed to expanding our knowledge of CTCs, and this work makes a valuable contribution, presenting hundreds of cell images from patients with various types of cancer, in many different stages of disease, and after receiving various treatments.

The Atlas of Liquid Biopsy: Circulating Tumor Cells and Other Rare Cells in Cancer Patients’ Blood is an essential reference guide for all physicians, biologists, biomedics, and professionals working at clinical and research laboratories, hospitals and research centers.

About the authors

Ludmilla Thomé Domingos Chinen is a pharmacist-biochemist. She graduated from the Federal University of Goiás, Brazil, in 1996, obtained her Master’s degree in Tropical Medicine at the same university in 2001, and completed her PhD in Microbiology and Immunology at the Federal University of São Paulo in 2005. She is currently a senior researcher at AC Camargo Cancer Center, São Paulo, Brazil.

Her research group was the first in Brazil and Latin America to work with circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and began their studies on this subject in 2012. Since then, they have acquired extensive experience with evaluating methods and performing cytopathological analysis of CTCs, as well as correlating them with clinical aspects. The image bank resulting from the study of cells from patients with various types of tumors will now serve as an essential guide for all professionals working with CTCs.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Circulating Tumor Cells: Brief Overview of Methods for Detection

    Pages 1-8

    Chinen, Ludmilla Thomé Domingos

  • CTCs in Solid Tumors. Clinical Applications of Circulating Tumor Cells in Breast Cancer

    Pages 9-25

    Castro, Douglas Guedes (et al.)

  • Circulating Tumor Cells in Head and Neck Cancer

    Pages 27-45

    Oliveira, Thiago Bueno

  • Circulating Tumor Cells in Colorectal Cancer

    Pages 47-63

    Souza e Silva, Virgilio (et al.)

  • Circulating Tumor Cells in the context Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

    Pages 65-92

    Torres, Jacqueline Aparecida

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-69879-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-69878-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Atlas of Liquid Biopsy
Book Subtitle
Circulating Tumor Cells and Other Rare Cells in Cancer Patients’ Blood
Editors
  • Ludmilla Thomé Domingos Chinen
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-69879-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-69879-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-69878-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 204
Number of Illustrations
99 illustrations in colour
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