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Tumor Markers: Physiology, Pathobiology, Technology, and Clinical Applications

Tumor Markers: Physiology, Pathobiology, Technology, and Clinical Applications
  • Copyright:2002
  • ISBN:9781890883713
  • Pages:542

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"The most comprehensive text on clinical laboratory tumor markers published to date. ?authored by most of the world's experts on tumor markers. This text is a must for anyone in the healthcare profession who has responsibility for producing or using results of tumor markers, or is looking at developing and marketing future markers."
Clin Chim Acta 330 (2003)185-6

"This useful and up-to-date compendium of tumor markers comprises 57 information-packed chapters by experts in the field. It has been at least 5 years since any serious attempt to update the state of tumor markers, and this represents a very ambitious overview with something for everybody. This book should be on the shelf of any laboratory that performs tests for tumor markers. It is the most authoritative reference for how assays are done, how they can be used, and how to interpret them. It is also a must reference for anyone interested in the biology of cancer.
Clinical Chemistry, 49, 2, 2003

Although tumor marker analysis constitutes a sizeable portion of clinical laboratory investigation, no comprehensive textbook about this important area of examination currently exists. This book is the first to meet this need. Tumor Markers: Physiology, Pathobiology, Technology, and Clinical Applications provides up-to-date information on how medical practitioners can use these markers to detect disease and/or monitor treatment.

Organized into four parts

  • principles and practice, including recommended guidelines for clinical applications of tumor marker analysis;
  • identification and explication of organ-specific tumor markers;
  • important genomic, proteomic, and bioinformatic technologies for discovering new cancer markers; and
  • emerging trends, including the discovery of promising new cancer biomarkers.

Tumor Markers: Physiology, Pathobiology, Technology, and Clinical Applications will be used by clinicians, clinical and medical biochemists, trainees in laboratory medicine, diagnostic companies, technologists, and other allied health professionals who wish to increase their expertise about these important markers of disease and in the process, improve patient care.