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Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

Advances in Cancer Biomarkers

From biochemistry to clinic for a critical revision

Editors: Scatena, Roberto (Ed.)

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  • Contributes to a careful knowledge of the biochemistry, pathophysiology and clinics of cancer biomarkers
  • Promotes an optimal clinical use of cancer biomarkers
  • Facilitates the understanding of the real diagnostic index of old and new cancer biomarkers
  • Fosters a rational clinical approach to the diagnosis and prognosis of cancer
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At present there are a growing number of biomolecules under investigation to understand their potential role as cancer biomarker for diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic purposes.  Intriguingly, the state of art on cancer biomarkers research shows interesting and promising results together to clamorous failures. Also from a clinical point of view, there are contradictory results on routine clinical use of the present cancer biomarkers. Some patients may be simply  monitored in their course by a periodic blood sample, but sometimes this monitoring shows dramatic limits. A lot of patients show serious and extensive relapses without significant change in serum concentrations of biomarkers tested. Often the physician who should utilize these biomarker does not entirely  know their limits and the total potential applications as well and sometimes this knowledge is influenced by economical and marketing strategies. This limited and “polluted” knowledge may have dramatic consequences for patient.  The aim of this book is to diffuse all aspects of cancer biomarkers, from their biochemical peculiarities to all clinical implications by passing through their physiology and pathophysiology.

This critical approach towards old and new cancer biomarkers should foster a deepened and useful understanding of the diagnostic and prognostic index of these fundamental parameters of laboratory medicine and in the same time facilitating the research of new and more sensitive-specific signals of the cancer cell proliferation.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • Cancer Biomarkers: A Status Quo

    Pages 3-8

    Scatena, Roberto

  • Cancer Biomarkers Discovery and Validation: State of the Art, Problems and Future Perspectives

    Pages 9-26

    Mordente, Alvaro (et al.)

  • Use of Biomarkers in Screening for Cancer

    Pages 27-39

    Duffy, Michael J.

  • The Role of Metabolomics in the Study of Cancer Biomarkers and in the Development of Diagnostic Tools

    Pages 41-57

    Trezzi, Jean-Pierre (et al.)

  • The Role of Epigenomics in the Study of Cancer Biomarkers and in the Development of Diagnostic Tools

    Pages 59-80

    Verma, Mukesh

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eBook $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-7215-0
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-7214-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $229.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-024-0420-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Cancer Biomarkers
Book Subtitle
From biochemistry to clinic for a critical revision
Editors
  • Roberto Scatena
Series Title
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Series Volume
867
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-7215-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-7215-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-7214-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0420-3
Series ISSN
0065-2598
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 372
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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