Special Issue "Liquid Biopsy in Solid Tumor Oncology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2020).
2. Department of General and Visceral Surgery, Medical Center—University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
Interests: gastrointestinal oncology; minimal invasive surgery; liquid biopsy
“Liquid biopsy” comprises techniques in cancer diagnosis that are faster, easier, and less risky and much more comfortable for the patient than classical invasive biopsies. “Liquid biopsies” represent a paradigm shift in the treatment of patients with solid cancers. The possibility to perform repeated tumor sampling and real-time monitoring of tumor disease progression and treatment response enables early intervention and personalized treatment of the patient. The possibilities of, and the prospects of success for, these emerging technologies are steeply increasing in solid tumor disease. Detection and analysis of circulating tumor cells, free DNA, RNA, or exosomes are innovative and non-intrusive ways to perform diagnosis and/or follow-up. In this Special Issue, we aim to cover all aspects of liquid biopsy in solid tumor disease research. We welcome articles on the discovery, validation, and clinical application of the different techniques and methods of liquid biopsy.
Prof. Dr. Jens Höppner
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- Liquid biopsy
- Cancer diagnosis
- Solid cancer/tumor
- Circulating tumor cells
- Free DNA