Special Issue "Circulating Tumor Cells: Finding Rare Events for A Huge Knowledge of Cancer Dissemination"
A special issue of Cells (ISSN 2073-4409).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019) | Viewed by 95009
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: circulating tumor cells (CTCs); liquid biopsy; biomarkers, metastasis-competent CTCs
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Special Issue in Cancers: Liquid Biopsy: Latest Advances and Future Challenges
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) as real-time liquid biopsy can be used to obtain new insights into metastasis biology, and as companion diagnostics to improve the stratification of therapies and to obtain insights into the therapy-induced selection of cancer cells. In this book, we will cover all the different facets of CTCs in order to assemble a huge corpus of knowledge on cancer dissemination: technologies for their enrichment, detection, and characterization; their analysis at the single-cell level; their journey as CTC microemboli; their clinical relevance; their biology with the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT); their stem-cell properties; their potential to initiate metastasis at distant sites; their ex vivo expansion; and their escape from the immune system.
Dr. Catherine Alix-Panabieres
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- circulating tumor cells (CTCs)
- liquid biopsy
- solid cancers
- clinical utility
- prognostic value
- epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT)
- cancer stem cells
- metastasis-competent CTCs
- metastatic cascade
- single-cell analysis
- ex vivo expansion of CTCs
- enrichment and detection technologies
- CTC microemboli