The Role and Use of MicroRNA in Cancer Diagnosis

  • Michał Świerniak
  • Andrzej Świerniak
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 230)


MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small RNA molecules that posttranscriptionally regulate gene expression. The aim of this paper is to present a survey on published application of these molecules in cancer diagnosis including our own results in this area. As an illustrative example of the use of miRNA in cancer diagnosis we present some main points from our study related to thyroid carcinoma.


Medical diagnosis cancer MiRNAs system biology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michał Świerniak
    • 1
    • 2
  • Andrzej Świerniak
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear Medicine and Endocrine OncologyMaria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial, Cancer Center and Institute of OncologyGliwicePoland
  2. 2.Department of General, Transplant, and Liver SurgeryMedical University of WarsawWarsawPoland
  3. 3.Department of Automatic ControlSilesian University of TechnologyGliwicePoland

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