Special Issue "Advances in Electrochemical Sensing Modality in Cancer Research"

A special issue of Chemosensors (ISSN 2227-9040).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020).

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Fatih Inci
Guest Editor
Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, the National Nanotechnology Research Center of Turkey (UNAM), Universiteler Mah., Bilkent University UNAM, 06800 Cankaya, Ankara, Turkey
Interests: microfluidics; lab-on-a-chip; plasmonic biosensors; bionanotechnology; nanoplasmonics; wearable sensors; infectious diseases; HIV/AIDS; cancer research; personalized medicine; point of care diagnostics; mobile health; global health; biomedical engineering; molecular diagnostics; telemedicine
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Dr. Filiz Kuralay
Guest Editor
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Ordu University, 52000, Ordu, Turkey
Interests: electrochemistry; electroanalysis; electropolymerization; biosensors; conducting polymers; nanobiotechnology; nanofabrication; nanomodification; nanomaterials; micro/nanomotors; cancer detection; controlled drug delivery; biomedical engineering; biofuel cells

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Electrochemical detection modality has revolutionized fields of the life sciences, pharmaceutical industry, defense, agriculture, and environmental monitoring. Due to its facile sampling, inexpensive fabrication, high sensitivity and easy use, electrochemical-stemmed tools have also been applied to medical diagnostics and clinical management. As an example, blood glucose monitoring tools that integrate an enzymatic reaction with electrochemical detection modality are successfully utilized in our daily-live, expediting bed-side disease/health status monitoring. Moreover, standard tools have been adapted by multiple clinical and biological realms, including disease monitoring, theranostics, and companion diagnostics. In particular, cancer, a leading cause of death, has been a key focus of electrochemical sensing modalities for decades. Detecting cancer at an early stage is one of the most crucial steps for initiating successful treatment and control this malady, therefore increasing the survival rates of patients. Recent advances in electrochemical platforms with other emerging nano-technological modalities have accelerated cancer diagnostics and clinical management by detecting early cancer biomarkers, cancer cells, circulating cells/nuclear compartments, and exosomes through liquid biopsy sampling. This strategy therefore helps to provide an efficient diagnosis before the disease becomes incurable at later stages.

This Special Issue will include recent developments and advances in electrochemical sensing tools developed for cancer research, clinical management and cancer diagnosis. Emphasis will be on the applications of innovative hybrid electrochemical modalities in conjunction with optical platforms, wearable/attachable sensors, immunoassays, cyto-sensing, smart nanomaterials, aptamers, metamaterials, nano-imprinted surfaces, self-measuring approaches, and precision health approaches. From a cancer research perspective, we will also review circulating tumor cells/clusters, exosomes, volatile organic compounds, exposomes, and liquid biopsy techniques.

Dr. Fatih Inci
Dr. Filiz Kuralay
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • electro-optical platforms 
  • wearable/attachable sensors 
  • tattoo sensors
  • immunosensors 
  • cyto-sensing 
  • smart nanomaterials 
  • electrochemical metamaterials 
  • graphene 
  • carbon nanotubes 
  • conducting polymers 
  • nanoparticles 
  • nano-imprinted surfaces 
  • self-measuring approaches 
  • precision health approaches 
  • cancer cells 
  • circulating tumor cells/clusters
  • exosomes 
  • volatile organic compounds 
  • mobile health

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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