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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(8), 15479-15509; doi:10.3390/ijms140815479

Early Lung Cancer Diagnosis by Biosensors

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Key Laboratory for Organic Electronics & Information Displays (KLOEID) and Institute of Advanced Materials (IAM), Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, 9 Wenyuan Road, Nanjing 210023, China
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College of Geography and Biological Information, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, 9 Wenyuan Road, Nanjing 210023, China
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Received: 13 May 2013 / Revised: 29 June 2013 / Accepted: 4 July 2013 / Published: 25 July 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Cancer Diagnosis)
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Abstract

Lung cancer causes an extreme threat to human health, and the mortality rate due to lung cancer has not decreased during the last decade. Prognosis or early diagnosis could help reduce the mortality rate. If microRNA and tumor-associated antigens (TAAs), as well as the corresponding autoantibodies, can be detected prior to clinical diagnosis, such high sensitivity of biosensors makes the early diagnosis and prognosis of cancer realizable. This review provides an overview of tumor-associated biomarker identifying methods and the biosensor technology available today. Laboratorial researches utilizing biosensors for early lung cancer diagnosis will be highlighted.
Keywords: lung cancer; early diagnosis; biomarker; microRNA; tumor-associated antigen; biosensor lung cancer; early diagnosis; biomarker; microRNA; tumor-associated antigen; biosensor
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

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Zhang, Y.; Yang, D.; Weng, L.; Wang, L. Early Lung Cancer Diagnosis by Biosensors. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14, 15479-15509.

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