Biomarkers in Breast Cancer: Molecular Diagnostics for Predicting and Monitoring Therapeutic Effect
ISBN/ASIN: 9781588292278,9781592599158 | 2006 | English | pdf | 342/335 pages | 3.22 Mb
Publisher: Humana Press | Author: Richard M. Simon DSc (auth.), Giampietro Gasparini MD, Daniel F. Hayes MD (eds.) | Edition: 1
It is now well recognized that individualized cancer treatment planning, based on tumor characteristics specific to an individual's cancer, makes it easier to select those most likely to benefit from toxic cancer therapies and to avoid treating those least likely to benefit. In Biomarkers in Breast Cancer: Molecular Diagnostics for Predicting and Monitoring Therapeutic Effect, expert laboratory and clinical researchers from around the world review how to design and evaluate studies of tumor markers, as well as examine their use in breast cancer patients. The authors cover both the major advances in sophisticated molecular methods and the state-of-the-art in conventional prognostic and predictive indicators. Among the topics discussed are the relevance of rigorous study design and guidelines to the validation of new biomarkers, gene expression profiling by tissue microarrays, adjuvant systemic therapy, and the use of estrogen, progesterone, and epidermal growth factor receptors as both prognostic and predictive indicators. Highlights include the evaluation of HER2 and EGFR family members, of p53, and of UPA/PAI-1; the detection of rare cells in blood and marrow; and the detection and analysis of soluble, circulating markers.
Authoritative and cutting-edge, Biomarkers in Breast Cancer: Molecular Diagnostics for Predicting and Monitoring Therapeutic Effect offers laboratory investigators developing new tumor markers, clinical investigators testing them, and clinicians using them an up-to-date understanding of both the prognostic/predictive indicators and the novel molecular-targeted therapies suitable for individualizing breast cancer therapy.