Next Generation Point-of-care Biomedical Sensors Technologies for Cancer Diagnosis

  • Pranjal Chandra
  • Yen Nee Tan
  • Surinder P. Singh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Ganesan Padmavathi, Devivasha Bordoloi, Kishore Banik, Ajaikumar B. Kunnumakkara
    Pages 1-29
  3. W. L. Goh, E. Assah, X. T. Zheng, D. P. Lane, F. J. Ghadessy, Y. N. Tan
    Pages 31-58
  4. Christina G. Siontorou, Georgia-Paraskevi D. Nikoleli, Dimitrios P. Nikolelis, Stephanos Karapetis, Nikolaos Tzamtzis, Spyridoula Bratakou
    Pages 115-132
  5. Pawan Jolly, Marina R. Batistuti, Serife Ustuner, Marcelo Mulato, Sunil K. Arya, Pedro Estrela
    Pages 205-231
  6. Suman Singh, Akash Deep, Girish Mohanta, Vijay Kumar Meena
    Pages 253-278
  7. Xiaokang Ding, Kun-Lin Yang
    Pages 279-304
  8. Toshihiro Kasama, Yoshinobu Baba, Manabu Tokeshi
    Pages 305-322
  9. Xiaodong Zhou, Ten It Wong, Ling Ling Sun, Jie Deng
    Pages 323-343
  10. Zhuan Zhuan Shi, Yao Lu, Ling Yu
    Pages 365-396

About this book


This book presents recent research on cancer detection methods based on nanobiosensors, which offer ultrasensitive point-of-care diagnosis.

Several methods for diagnosing cancer have been discovered and many more are currently being developed. Conventional clinical approaches to detecting cancers are based on a biopsy followed by histopathology, or on the use of biomarkers (protein levels or nucleic acid content). Biopsy is the most widely used technique; however, it is an invasive technique and is not always applicable. Furthermore, biomarker-based detection cannot be relied on when the biomarkers are present in an extremely low concentration in the body fluids and in malignant tissues.

Thus, in recent years highly sensitive and robust new cancer diagnosis techniques have been developed for clinical application, and may offer an alternative strategy for cancer diagnosis. As such, this book gathers the latest point-of-care cancer diagnostic methods and protocols based on biomedical sensors, microfluidics, and integrated systems engineering. It also discusses recent developments and diagnostics tests that can be conducted outside the laboratory in remote areas. These technologies include electrochemical sensors, paper-based microfluidics, and other kit-based diagnostic methods that can be adapted to bring cancer detection and diagnostics to more remote settings around the globe.

Overall, the book provides students, researchers, and clinicians alike a comprehensive overview of interdisciplinary approaches to cancer diagnosis.


Cancer diagnostics biomedical sensors microfluidics point of care technologies nanobio sensors

Editors and affiliations

  • Pranjal Chandra
    • 1
  • Yen Nee Tan
    • 2
  • Surinder P. Singh
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Biosciences and BioengineeringIndian Institute of Technology GuwahatiGuwahatiIndia
  2. 2.Institute of Materials Research and EngineeringA*STAR 2 Fusionopolis WaySingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.Electron and Ion Microscopy GroupCSIR- National Physical LaboratoryNew DelhiIndia

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