Cancer Biomarkers

Helen C. Kristoff (Editor)

Series: Cancer Etiology, Diagnosis and Treatments
BISAC: MED062000

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The anticipation of biological and clinical utility of biomarkers has attracted important interest. Significant molecular biomarkers for cancers have applications for establishing disease predisposition, early detection, cancer staging, therapy selection, identifying whether or not a cancer is metastatic, therapy monitoring, assessing prognosis, and advances in the adjuvant setting. This book presents current research data from across the globe in the study of cancer biomarkers, including oral cancer biomarkers through a cell cycle perspective; molecular markers of infectious agents to detect cancer; protein isoforms; bioinformatics analysis of gene networks involved in genomic stability and cancer; comet assay in human biomonitoring; metabolomics; and immunoelectrophoresis to detect immunoglobins of myeloma patients. (Imprint: Nova Medicine and Health)

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Oral Cancer: Biomarkers, Hallmarks, Stem Cell Origin and Clinical Implications
(Athanassios Kyrgidis, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Theagenio Cancer Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece)

Molecular Signatures of Infectious Agents: Application in Human Cancer Control
(Madhulika Singh, Amit Kumar Srivastava, Yogeshwer Shukla, Proteomics Laboratory, Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Lucknow, U.P, India)

Protein Isoforms and their Special Role as Cancer Biomarkers
(Ana M. Rodríguez-Piñeiro, Vicenta S. Martínez-Zorzano, Paula Álvarez-Chaver, Francisco J. Rodríguez-Berrocal, María Páez de la Cadena, Departamento de Bioquímica, Genética e Inmunología, Facultad de Biología, Universidad de Vigo, Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain)
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Bioinformatics Analysis of Gene Networks Involved in Genomic Stability and Cancer
(Marialva Sinigaglia, José L. Rybarczyk Filho, Rodrigo J. S. Dalmolin, José C.F. Moreira, Rita M.C. de Almeida, Mauro A.A. Castro, José C.M. Mombach, Giovani R. Librelotto, Informatics Department, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria, Brazil, and others)

Comet Assay in Human Biomonitoring as Reasonably Reliable Cancer Predictor in Epidemiology
(Vera Garaj-Vrhovac, Goran Gajski, Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Mutagenesis Unit, Zagreb, Croatia)

Cytokeratin 20 by Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction as a Marker of Tumor Cells in Peripheral Venous and Mesenteric Blood of Colorectal Cancer Patients
(Josip Lukac, Dujo Kovacevic, Ivan Samija, Iva Kirac, Zvonko Kusic, Department of Oncology and Nuclear Medicine, Sisters of Charity University Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia)

Metabolomics: A New Paradigm for Cancer Biomarker Discovery
(Masahiro Sugimoto, Tomoyoshi Soga, Masaru Tomita, Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Keio University, Tsuruoka, Yamagata, Japan, and others)

Clinical Usefulness of a Modified Imunoelectrophoresis Method for Detection of Myeloma Immunoglobulins
(Nadeem A. Ansari, M. Owais, Usha, Dept. of Biochemistry, J. N. Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India, and others)

Cysteine protease “Cathepsins” and their endogenous inhibitors “Cystatins” as potential biomarkers in Cancer disease ^
(Mohammad Aatif, Mohd. Fahad Ullah, Aaliya Shah, Bilquees Bano, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of life sciences, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. U.P., India-202002)

Peripheral Benzodiazepine Receptor as a Biomarker for Breast Cancer
(Sutapa Mukhopadhyay, Salil K. Das, Department of Cancer Biology, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee)*

Liver Cancer Biomarkers
(John M. Luk, Sarwat Fatima, Nikki P. Lee, Department of Surgery and Center for Cancer Research, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong)*

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