Special Issue "Biomarkers: Oncology Studies"

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A special issue of Cancers (ISSN 2072-6694).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2010)

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Guest Editor
Dr. Sonia Pearson-White
Scientific Program Manager, The Biomarkers Consortium Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, F9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
E-Mail: spearson-white@fnih.org
Phone: +1 301-435-4103
Interests: molecular genetics; biomarkers; oncology; TGF-beta signaling oncogene/proto-oncogene; stem cells

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Dear Colleagues,

The 2004 FDA Critical Path Initiative challenged the pharmaceutical industry to reduce the time (12-15 years) and expense (~$1-2 billion) to bring an oncology drug to market. Biomarkers are seen as key to reducing the time and expense for this. There are thousands of cancer-related biomarker references in the literature, but only a handful of oncology biomarkers have been validated for clinical use. We are interested in papers covering all aspects of biomarker discovery, validation, and qualification in any area of oncology (see cancer list at http://www.mdpi.com/journal/cancers/about). Biomarkers can be circulating molecules or cells, pharmacogenomics, GWAS, or imaging. Biomarker measurements can include techniques such as microarray analyses or signature combinations from microarrays (e.g. Mammaprint(tm)), new assays for measuring known biomarkers such as HER2 or ER, reverse phase protein microarray (RPMA), circulating tumor cells, and imaging science studies (e.g. FDG-PET, DCE-MRI, DW-MRI, MR spectroscopy). Of particular interest are biomarkers based on fundamental understanding of cancer biology, or that add to that understanding.

Dr. Sonia Pearson-White
Guest Editor

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p. 1705-1716
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Cancers 2010, 2(3), 1705-1716; doi:10.3390/cancers2031705
Received: 28 August 2010; Accepted: 14 September 2010 / Published: 16 September 2010
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p. 1528-1554
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Cancers 2010, 2(3), 1528-1554; doi:10.3390/cancers2031528
Received: 21 June 2010; in revised form: 12 July 2010 / Accepted: 13 July 2010 / Published: 27 July 2010
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p. 1453-1491
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Cancers 2010, 2(3), 1453-1491; doi:10.3390/cancers2031453
Received: 13 May 2010; in revised form: 1 July 2010 / Accepted: 9 July 2010 / Published: 12 July 2010
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p. 1441-1452
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Cancers 2010, 2(3), 1441-1452; doi:10.3390/cancers2031441
Received: 3 June 2010; in revised form: 2 July 2010 / Accepted: 6 July 2010 / Published: 7 July 2010
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p. 1432-1440
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Cancers 2010, 2(3), 1432-1440; doi:10.3390/cancers2031432
Received: 17 May 2010; in revised form: 24 June 2010 / Accepted: 5 July 2010 / Published: 6 July 2010
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p. 1328-1353
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Cancers 2010, 2(2), 1328-1353; doi:10.3390/cancers2021328
Received: 23 April 2010; in revised form: 2 June 2010 / Accepted: 10 June 2010 / Published: 14 June 2010
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p. 1251-1287
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Cancers 2010, 2(2), 1251-1287; doi:10.3390/cancers2021251
Received: 27 May 2010; in revised form: 31 May 2010 / Accepted: 2 June 2010 / Published: 11 June 2010
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p. 1198-1220
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Cancers 2010, 2(2), 1198-1220; doi:10.3390/cancers2021198
Received: 6 May 2010; in revised form: 24 May 2010 / Accepted: 1 June 2010 / Published: 8 June 2010
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p. 1221-1235
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Cancers 2010, 2(2), 1221-1235; doi:10.3390/cancers2021221
Received: 10 May 2010; in revised form: 26 May 2010 / Accepted: 4 June 2010 / Published: 8 June 2010
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p. 1125-1154
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Cancers 2010, 2(2), 1125-1154; doi:10.3390/cancers2021125
Received: 22 March 2010; in revised form: 2 June 2010 / Accepted: 3 June 2010 / Published: 4 June 2010
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p. 1066-1091
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Cancers 2010, 2(2), 1066-1091; doi:10.3390/cancers2021066
Received: 6 April 2010; in revised form: 15 May 2010 / Accepted: 28 May 2010 / Published: 2 June 2010
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p. 1027-1039
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Cancers 2010, 2(2), 1027-1039; doi:10.3390/cancers2021027
Received: 29 March 2010; in revised form: 11 May 2010 / Accepted: 27 May 2010 / Published: 28 May 2010
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p. 1040-1065
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Cancers 2010, 2(2), 1040-1065; doi:10.3390/cancers2021040
Received: 19 March 2010; in revised form: 11 May 2010 / Accepted: 19 May 2010 / Published: 28 May 2010
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p. 913-954
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Cancers 2010, 2(2), 913-954; doi:10.3390/cancers2020913
Received: 8 March 2010; in revised form: 19 April 2010 / Accepted: 13 May 2010 / Published: 26 May 2010
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p. 885-912
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Cancers 2010, 2(2), 885-912; doi:10.3390/cancers2020885
Received: 26 March 2010; in revised form: 10 May 2010 / Accepted: 19 May 2010 / Published: 20 May 2010
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p. 842-858
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Cancers 2010, 2(2), 842-858; doi:10.3390/cancers2020842
Received: 11 March 2010; in revised form: 30 April 2010 / Accepted: 5 May 2010 / Published: 11 May 2010
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p. 809-823
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Cancers 2010, 2(2), 809-823; doi:10.3390/cancers2020809
Received: 19 March 2010; in revised form: 30 April 2010 / Accepted: 7 May 2010 / Published: 7 May 2010
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p. 721-739
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Cancers 2010, 2(2), 721-739; doi:10.3390/cancers2020721
Received: 23 March 2010; in revised form: 13 April 2010 / Accepted: 26 April 2010 / Published: 28 April 2010
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p. 653-669
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Cancers 2010, 2(2), 653-669; doi:10.3390/cancers2020653
Received: 5 March 2010; in revised form: 2 April 2010 / Accepted: 15 April 2010 / Published: 21 April 2010
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p. 592-610
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Cancers 2010, 2(2), 592-610; doi:10.3390/cancers2020592
Received: 2 March 2010; in revised form: 2 April 2010 / Accepted: 19 April 2010 / Published: 20 April 2010
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p. 624-641
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Cancers 2010, 2(2), 624-641; doi:10.3390/cancers2020624
Received: 5 March 2010; in revised form: 3 March 2010 / Accepted: 19 April 2010 / Published: 20 April 2010
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p. 513-522
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Cancers 2010, 2(2), 513-522; doi:10.3390/cancers2020513
Received: 9 April 2010; in revised form: 12 April 2010 / Accepted: 12 April 2010 / Published: 14 April 2010
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p. 523-548
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Cancers 2010, 2(2), 523-548; doi:10.3390/cancers2020523
Received: 25 February 2010; in revised form: 1 April 2010 / Accepted: 7 April 2010 / Published: 14 April 2010
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p. 436-482
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Cancers 2010, 2(2), 436-482; doi:10.3390/cancers2020436
Received: 4 March 2010; in revised form: 26 March 2010 / Accepted: 7 April 2010 / Published: 13 April 2010
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p. 420-435
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Cancers 2010, 2(2), 420-435; doi:10.3390/cancers2020420
Received: 2 March 2010; in revised form: 26 March 2010 / Accepted: 7 April 2010 / Published: 12 April 2010
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p. 190-208
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Cancers 2010, 2(1), 190-208; doi:10.3390/cancers2010190
Received: 20 February 2010; in revised form: 2 March 2010 / Accepted: 19 March 2010 / Published: 22 March 2010
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p. 133-142
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Cancers 2010, 2(1), 133-142; doi:10.3390/cancers2010133
Received: 27 January 2010; in revised form: 8 February 2010 / Accepted: 20 February 2010 / Published: 1 March 2010
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p. 88-113
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Cancers 2010, 2(1), 88-113; doi:10.3390/cancers2010088
Received: 18 January 2010; in revised form: 2 February 2010 / Accepted: 11 February 2010 / Published: 23 February 2010
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p. 3-11
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Cancers 2009, 1(1), 3-11; doi:10.3390/cancers1010003
Received: 27 September 2009; in revised form: 28 October 2009 / Accepted: 13 November 2009 / Published: 18 November 2009
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