Cancer Diagnostics

Current and Future Trends

  • Robert M. Nakamura
  • Wayne W. Grody
  • James T. Wu
  • Raymond B. Nagle

Part of the Contemporary Cancer Research book series (CCR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Yasushi Kasahara, Yutaka Tsukada
      Pages 15-26
    3. Robert M. Nakamura, Wayne W. Grody, James T. Wu, Raymond B. Nagle
      Pages 27-32
  3. Serological Tumor Markers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. James T. Wu
      Pages 65-84
    3. Judith A. Finlay, Stephen D. Mikolajczyk, Thomas M. Pribyl, R. Bruce Wallace, Harry G. Rittenhouse
      Pages 85-128
    4. Frank J. Liu, Robert M. Nakamura, C. Howard Tseng, Kevin S. Liu
      Pages 129-168
    5. Robert M. Nakamura, Eng M. Tan
      Pages 169-182
  4. Cellular Tumor Makers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Jennie C. C. Chang, Ferdynand Kos, Charles T. Nugent, Kristine Kuus-Reichel
      Pages 185-198
    3. Sophie Song, Faramarz Naeim
      Pages 199-232
    4. Kenneth J. Bloom
      Pages 261-283
    5. Alice A. Roberts, Alistair J. Cochran
      Pages 285-306
    6. Jordi Tauler, Alfredo Martínez, James L. Mulshine
      Pages 307-321
  5. Molecular and Genetic Tumor Markers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. Jeffrey S. Ross, Karen Gray, Rebecca Mosher, James Stec
      Pages 325-360
    3. Ramune Reliene, Robert H. Schiestl
      Pages 361-377
    4. Peter C. Hu, Vicki L. Hopwood, Armand B. Glassman
      Pages 379-393
    5. Joyce L. Seldon, Patricia A. Ganz
      Pages 453-471
    6. Midori Mitsui, Shareef A. Nahas, Helen H. Chun, Richard A. Gatti
      Pages 473-487
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 489-508

About this book


Advances in diagnostic technology during the past several years have significantly enhanced our ability to detect human cancers in the very early stages of tumor formation. In Cancer Diagnostics: Current and Future Trends, high-profile laboratory scientists and basic cancer researchers review those recent and emerging clinical laboratory tests that can help in the early detection, evaluation, and prediction of human tumors, and so permit more informed therapeutic decisions. Emphasizing the importance of molecular and genetic RNA/DNA tests that can detect persons at high risk for specific cancers, the authors explore these novel serological assays, cellular assays useful for anatomic pathology, and molecular and genetic assays. Highlights include a profile of genetic tests for the diagnosis of colon, lung, and pancreatic cancers and a discussion of the molecular microsatellite instability that is observed in many cancers and permits the diagnosis of particular cancers.
Informative and state-of-the-art, Cancer Diagnostics: Current and Future Trends thoroughly treats the best current methods for cancer diagnosis and monitoring, and points to a future in which early diagnosis and detection of cancer will become a reality.


DNA Staging cancer carcinoma cell classification diagnostics genomics lymphocytes mutation pancreatic cancer pathology prostate cancer tumor

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert M. Nakamura
    • 1
  • Wayne W. Grody
    • 2
  • James T. Wu
    • 3
  • Raymond B. Nagle
    • 4
  1. 1.Scripps ClinicLa JollaUSA
  2. 2.UCLA School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.ARUP LabsSalt Lake CityUSA
  4. 4.Arizona Cancer CenterTucsonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-61737-399-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-791-8
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