Special Issue "Advance in Molecular Diagnostics and Imaging"


A special issue of Diagnostics (ISSN 2075-4418).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Zhen Cheng
Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford and Bio-X Program, Canary Center at Stanford for Cancer Early Detection, Stanford University, 1201 Welch Road, Lucas Center, P095, Stanford, CA 94305-5484, USA
Website: http://chenglab.stanford.edu/
E-Mail: zcheng@stanford.edu
Phone: +650 723 7866
Fax: +650 736 7925
Interests: molecular imaging; bionanotechnology; cancer research

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Early diagnosis and effective monitoring the treatment efficacy of malignant tumor are essential for minimizing patients’ morbidity and mortality. Traditional diagnosis of malignancy is based on pathologic examination, whereas molecular diagnostics and imaging go beyond structural assessment. They are emerging methodologies for the early detection of cancer and expected to be very usefully for noninvasively monitoring early treatment response. Molecular probes can be specific targeting molecules, such as receptor ligands, enzyme substrates, and antibodies of high specificity for selected protein targets. They provide important information about pathophysiologic processes behind tumor formation. The development of novel molecular probes is thus critical to the modern molecular medicine. Multimodality imaging combines the advantages of different imaging technique such as PET, SPECT, MRI, CT, ultrasound and optics to yield highly detailed anatomic and molecular information of living organisms. This special issue aims to call research and review articles on the latest advancement in the development and application of novel molecular diagnostic and imaging techniques in cancer research.

Dr. Zhen Cheng
Guest Editor


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  • molecular diagnostics
  • early-stage detection
  • cancer
  • molecular probe
  • multimodality imaging

Published Papers (3 papers)

by , , , , ,  and
Diagnostics 2013, 3(3), 325-343; doi:10.3390/diagnostics3030325
Received: 7 May 2013; in revised form: 13 June 2013 / Accepted: 26 June 2013 / Published: 9 July 2013
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by , , , ,  and
Diagnostics 2013, 3(3), 315-324; doi:10.3390/diagnostics3030315
Received: 17 May 2013; in revised form: 13 June 2013 / Accepted: 18 June 2013 / Published: 25 June 2013
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by , , , , , ,  and
Diagnostics 2013, 3(2), 271-282; doi:10.3390/diagnostics3020271
Received: 17 February 2013; in revised form: 21 March 2013 / Accepted: 25 March 2013 / Published: 3 April 2013
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Last update: 25 June 2013

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