Special Issue "Diagnostic, Prognostic and Predictive Biological Markers in Bladder Cancer – Illumination of a Vision"
A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Pathology, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018)
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Bladder cancer is the most common cancer of the urinary tract and ranks fifth among cancers in men in Western countries. Early diagnosis of bladder cancer is mainly based on cystoscopy after gross hematuria. Based on urine or urinary cells, only a few molecular markers have been approved by the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) so far. Urine soluble markers should be able to ensure primary diagnosis, follow-up control and screening of high-risk populations. In addition, these markers are designated merely as supporting tools for monitoring bladder cancer patients instead of replacing cystoscopy. New biomarkers in serum and urine including nucleic acid or protein-based tissue biomarkers have been described. However, not only the diagnosis, but also the prognosis or further prediction of this very common disease is important to know. To say it in Arthur Rimbaud’s words, the vision of new scientific reports should be illuminated in this Special Issue with focus on “Diagnostic, Prognostic and Predictive Biological Markers in Bladder Cancer—Illumination of a Vision”.
We warmly welcome submissions, including original papers and reviews, on this widely-discussed topic.Assoc. Prof. Dr. Thorsten Ecke
Prof. Dr. Thomas Otto
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- urinary biomarkers on bladder cancer
- serum/plasma biomarkers
- tissue biomarkers (nuleic acid/protein-based)
- epigenetic markers
- prognostic factors
- predictive factors
- multivariate models