BioMed Research International

Cancer Monitoring Methods


Publishing date
21 Feb 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
04 Oct 2013

1Laboratory for Molecular Biology, Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

2Drug Discovery Unit, Department of Experimental Oncology, European Institute of Oncology, IFOM-IEO Campus, Milan, Italy

3Growth Control and Cancer Metastasis Group, Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), Parc Cientific de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

4Laboratory for Molecular Hematology, Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia


Cancer Monitoring Methods

Description

Methods for cancer monitoring and early detection of the disease are of the utmost importance and represent one of the most active areas of current research. Cancer monitoring is crucial not only for early initial diagnosis of the disease, but also for followup of therapy outcome. Despite being well developed, most methods for cancer monitoring are unsuitable for clinical use because they are either insufficiently accurate, not sensitive enough, or require a lengthy complicated analysis. There is a great necessity for more effective cancer monitoring methods that can improve cancer management in routine clinical setting and increase treatment effectiveness. Advances in this field of research are based on a more detailed understanding of the fundamental biological mechanisms involved in the disease process, as well as on advances in genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, and metabolomic research.

This special issue will welcome papers describing the state of the art, advantages and disadvantages, current limitations, and future perspectives of cancer monitoring methods. Particular attention will be given to the papers that report on development, implementation, and validation of novel techniques for cancer monitoring. Of special interest are papers dealing with criteria for optimization of cancer monitoring methods for routine clinical use (specificity, sensitivity, reproducibility, robustness, quantification, and potential for automated analysis).

We invite investigators to contribute original research papers as well as reviews, on cancer monitoring methods in broad sense. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Methodological approaches in cancer monitoring
  • Imaging techniques implementation in clinical evaluation of cancer patients
  • Histopathological evaluation in cancer diagnosis and management
  • Development and validation of laboratory tools for cancer detection
  • Usability of different types of clinical samples for cancer monitoring
  • Monitoring response to therapeutic interventions in cancer
  • Traditional and novel biomarkers for cancer detection
  • Invasive versus noninvasive methods for cancer monitoring

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 981495
  • - Editorial

Cancer Monitoring Methods

Aleksandra Nikolic | Oronza Antonietta Botrugno | ... | Natasa Tosic
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 616850
  • - Research Article

The Role of Hypoxia-Inducible Factor-1α, Glucose Transporter-1, (GLUT-1) and Carbon Anhydrase IX in Endometrial Cancer Patients

Pawel Sadlecki | Magdalena Bodnar | ... | Małgorzata Walentowicz-Sadlecka
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 453606
  • - Research Article

Chromogenic In Situ Hybridization and p16/Ki67 Dual Staining on Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded Cervical Specimens: Correlation with HPV-DNA Test, E6/E7 mRNA Test, and Potential Clinical Applications

Roberta Zappacosta | Antonella Colasante | ... | Sandra Rosini
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 685641
  • - Review Article

Usefulness of Traditional Serum Biomarkers for Management of Breast Cancer Patients

Peppino Mirabelli | Mariarosaria Incoronato
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 531640
  • - Research Article

Carbohydrate 19.9 Antigen Serum Levels in Liver Disease

Gaetano Bertino | Annalisa Maria Ardiri | ... | Massimo Motta
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 726239
  • - Review Article

Immune Monitoring in Cancer Vaccine Clinical Trials: Critical Issues of Functional Flow Cytometry-Based Assays

Iole Macchia | Francesca Urbani | Enrico Proietti
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 678476
  • - Research Article

Novel Spectrophotometric Method for the Quantitation of Urinary Xanthurenic Acid and Its Application in Identifying Individuals with Hyperhomocysteinemia Associated with Vitamin Deficiency

Chi-Fen Chen | Tsan-Zon Liu | ... | Li-Yu Tsai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 192548
  • - Research Article

Expression of Bmi-1 in Pediatric Brain Tumors as a New Independent Prognostic Marker of Patient Survival

Shirin Farivar | Reza Zati Keikha | ... | Farzaneh Jadali
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 740195
  • - Clinical Study

Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Application in Response Prediction before, during, and after Neoadjuvant Radiochemotherapy in Primary Rectal Cancer Carcinoma

Daniela Musio | Francesca De Felice | ... | Vincenzo Tombolini
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 389672
  • - Research Article

Positron Emission Tomography as a Surrogate Marker for Evaluation of Treatment Response in Patients with Desmoid Tumors under Therapy with Imatinib

Bernd Kasper | Antonia Dimitrakopoulou-Strauss | ... | Peter Hohenberger
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