Molecular Oncology Testing for Solid Tumors Book

Molecular Oncology Testing for Solid Tumors

  • Author : Michael Ola Idowu
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-08-18
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 742
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319163048

Molecular Oncology Testing for Solid Tumors Excerpt :

Familiarity with and understanding molecular testing is becoming imperative for practicing physicians, especially pathologists and oncologists given the current explosion of molecular tests for diagnostic, prognostic and predictive indications. Molecular Oncology Testing for Solid Tumors is designed to present an up to date practical approach to molecular testing in a easy to understand format. Emphasis is placed on quality assurance (pre-analytic, analytic and post-analytic) and test interpretation, including but not limited to: the important role of pathologists in ensuring specimen adequacy for molecular testing; factors to consider in choosing platforms for molecular assays; advantages and limitations inherent to common assays/platforms that pathologists need to communicate effectively with clinicians; the importance of required quality assurance measures to ensure accurate / reproducible results; pitfalls in test interpretation (including different types of artifacts that may lead to False Positive or False Negative interpretations); test reporting using standard nomenclature; review of the current and future potential utility of next-generation sequencing in oncology. All chapters are written by pathologists and clinicians experienced in practical applications of molecular tests for solid tumors. The uniqueness of this textbook is the use of a standardized template for each of the molecular tests being discussed followed by a discussion of relevant quality assurance issues to ensure focused and efficient presentation of information. This will enable readers to easily understand the Order, Report and Evaluate (ORE) process of molecular tests. Lastly, summary tables of all the molecular assays and mutations discussed in the text are provided as an appendix for quick reference. For readers interested in more detailed information, a link to websites where additional information can be obtained is provided.

Diagnostic Pathology  Molecular Oncology E Book Book

Diagnostic Pathology Molecular Oncology E Book

  • Author : Mohammad A Vasef
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2019-08-08
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 1000
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323611459

Diagnostic Pathology Molecular Oncology E Book Excerpt :

Covering all aspects of molecular pathology as it relates to the transformation and pathogenesis of cancer, this award-winning volume in the Diagnostic Pathology series is an expert resource for pathologists at all levels of experience and training, both as a quick reference and as an efficient review to improve knowledge and skills. This easily accessible, point-of-care reference features templated, bulleted content that is generously illustrated with charts, graphs, tables, and color photomicrographs of histology with special stains. It offers a practical, clinical approach to examining how molecular mutations affect common medical diseases and identifies the relevant and appropriate molecular tests to perform for a complete work-up in the era of molecular-targeted therapies. Provides updated information on molecular mutations in different tumors, including solid tumors and hematopoietic neoplasms, and new targeted therapies geared toward these molecular alterations Discusses now widely used immunotherapy treatments, including how immunotherapy has revolutionized the treatment of many neoplasms such as breast and lung carcinomas and lymphoma Features more than 2,000 annotated images throughout, including H&E stains, immunostains, and FISH images Covers timely topics such as: Recent advances in cancer immunotherapy, specifically in the molecular basis of immunotherapy Newly discovered targeted therapies, including multiple lung carcinoma therapies now considered for patients based on existing mutations to specific genes (KRAS, ALK, BRAF, and ROS) The need for integration of myeloid and lymphoid gene panels due to increased knowledge from next generation sequencing studies of new mutations and the resulting newly developed molecular targets Increased usage of next generation sequencing techniques Changes to hematopoietic tumor details based on revised WHO guidelines Recipient of a 2016 BMA Award: Highly Commended, Pathology (previous edition)

Molecular Diagnostics in Cancer Patients Book

Molecular Diagnostics in Cancer Patients

  • Author : Kamla Kant Shukla
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-03-15
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 341
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811358777

Molecular Diagnostics in Cancer Patients Excerpt :

This book aims to bring together a broad variety of examples of the role of pharmacogenomics in current drug development, uncovering dynamic concentration-dependent drug responses on biological systems to understand pharmacodynamics responses in human cancer where genetic lesions serve as tumor markers and provide a basis for cancer diagnosis. The book describes methods and protocols applied in molecular diagnostics. It offers pathologists and researchers providing molecular diagnostic services an array of the most recent and readily accessible reference to compare methods and techniques. Highlights include the molecular diagnosis of genetic aberrations by quantitative polymerase reaction (qPCR), sequence-specific oligonucleotide arrays, next-generation sequencing (NGS), CGH arrays-and methodologies directed at the detection of epigenetic events, high-throughput nucleic acid and protein arrays, direct sequencing and FISH-based methodologies, currently used in the diagnosis of solid tumors. The book also includes an innovative line of treatment in relation to the molecular prognosis, diagnosis and pharmacogenomics in the actual practice of clinical findings at molecular levels. The book covers the applications of numerous genetic testing methodologies; in approximately the chronological order of discovery and high-throughput diagnosis using advanced genomic approaches to identify such genes, in the search for novel drug targets and/or key determinants of drug reactions. It also promotes a wider understanding of molecular diagnostics among physicians, medical students, and scientists in academics, industry and corporate world.

Practical Medical Oncology Textbook Book

Practical Medical Oncology Textbook

  • Author : Antonio Russo
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-10-06
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 1112
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030560515

Practical Medical Oncology Textbook Excerpt :

This textbook combines essential information on clinical cancer medicine with a guide to the latest advances in molecular oncology and tumor biology. Providing a systematic overview of all types of solid tumors, including epidemiology and cancer prevention, genetic aspects of hereditary cancers, differential diagnosis, typical signs and symptoms, diagnostic strategies and staging, and treatment modalities, it also discusses new and innovative cancer treatments, particularly targeted therapy and immunotherapy. Expert commentaries at the end of each chapter highlight key points, offer insights, suggest further reading and discuss clinical application using case descriptions. This textbook is an invaluable, practice-oriented tool for medical students just beginning their clinical oncology studies, as well as for medical oncology residents and young professionals.

Molecular Oncology Diagnostics  An Issue of the Clinics in Laboratory Medicine Book

Molecular Oncology Diagnostics An Issue of the Clinics in Laboratory Medicine

  • Author : Fei Dong, MD
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-09-28
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 0323849369

Molecular Oncology Diagnostics An Issue of the Clinics in Laboratory Medicine Excerpt :

In this issue of Clinics in Laboratory Medicine, guest editor Dr. Fei Dong brings his considerable expertise to the topic of Molecular Oncology Diagnostics. Top experts in the field review current practices in molecular oncology diagnostics, highlighting the rapid clinical adoption of next generation sequencing techniques. The articles address key laboratory considerations in the molecular testing of cancer specimens and the impact of advanced testing strategies on patient care. Contains 15 practice-oriented topics including utility of single gene testing in cancer specimens; analytical principles of cancer next generation sequencing; principles and validation of bioinformatics pipelines for cancer next generation sequencing; panel sequencing for targeted therapy selection in solid tumors; and more. Provides in-depth clinical reviews on molecular oncology diagnostics, offering actionable insights for clinical practice. Presents the latest information on this timely, focused topic under the leadership of experienced editors in the field. Authors synthesize and distill the latest research and practice guidelines to create clinically significant, topic-based reviews.

Molecular Diagnostics Book

Molecular Diagnostics

  • Author : Jan Trost Jorgensen
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2019-05-08
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9789814241458

Molecular Diagnostics Excerpt :

This unique book provides a thorough overview of developing molecular cancer diagnostic assays, which are the prerequisites for optimal solutions within personalized cancer medicine. The book takes the reader through definitions of the pharmacodiagnostic concept, historical perspectives of the early steps into molecular cancer diagnostics linked to therapy, the basis of different diagnostic molecular techniques, ongoing research, drug-diagnostic co-development, assay validation, clinical trial methodology, regulatory issues around pharmacodiagnostics and future aspects within personalized cancer medicine.

Precision Cancer Medicine Book

Precision Cancer Medicine

  • Author : Sameek Roychowdhury
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-01-02
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030236373

Precision Cancer Medicine Excerpt :

Genomic sequencing technologies have augmented the classification of cancer beyond tissue of origin and towards a molecular taxonomy of cancer. This has created opportunities to guide treatment decisions for individual patients with cancer based on their cancer’s unique molecular characteristics, also known as precision cancer medicine. The purpose of this text will be to describe the contribution and need for multiple disciplines working together to deliver precision cancer medicine. This entails a multi-disciplinary approach across fields including molecular pathology, computational biology, clinical oncology, cancer biology, drug development, genetics, immunology, and bioethics. Thus, we have outlined a current text on each of these fields as they work together to overcome various challenges and create opportunities to deliver precision cancer medicine. As trainees and junior faculty enter their respective fields, this text will provide a framework for understanding the role and responsibility for each specialist to contribute to this team science approach.

Principles and Applications of Molecular Diagnostics Book

Principles and Applications of Molecular Diagnostics

  • Author : Nader Rifai
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2018-06-13
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 422
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128160626

Principles and Applications of Molecular Diagnostics Excerpt :

Principles and Applications of Molecular Diagnostics serves as a comprehensive guide for clinical laboratory professionals applying molecular technology to clinical diagnosis. The first half of the book covers principles and analytical concepts in molecular diagnostics such as genomes and variants, nucleic acids isolation and amplification methods, and measurement techniques, circulating tumor cells, and plasma DNA; the second half presents clinical applications of molecular diagnostics in genetic disease, infectious disease, hematopoietic malignancies, solid tumors, prenatal diagnosis, pharmacogenetics, and identity testing. A thorough yet succinct guide to using molecular testing technology, Principles and Applications of Molecular Diagnostics is an essential resource for laboratory professionals, biologists, chemists, pharmaceutical and biotech researchers, and manufacturers of molecular diagnostics kits and instruments. Explains the principles and tools of molecular biology Describes standard and state-of-the-art molecular techniques for obtaining qualitative and quantitative results Provides a detailed description of current molecular applications used to solve diagnostics tasks

Molecular Diagnostics of Cancer Book

Molecular Diagnostics of Cancer

  • Author : Christoph Wagener
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642775215

Molecular Diagnostics of Cancer Excerpt :

Present and potential future applications of new diagnostic strategies basedon the direct or indirect detection of cancer genes are delineated in this volume. Among the methodological aspects covered are enzymatic target amplification by the polymerase chain reaction and related techniques, DNA fingerprinting, transfer of putative cancer genes in appropriate receipient cells, and recent developments inthe application of monoclonal antibodies in immunohistochemistry and immunoscintigraphy. The diagnostic and functional implications of mutations in cancer genes such as ras and p53 are described. The characterization of cancer genes and their products is correlated with growth control anddissemination of tumour cells by in vitro or clinical evidence. The contributions in the present volume uptdate the information available on established or newly described cancer genes, and may help manage the transition from basic research to clinical practice.

The Genetics of Cancer Book

The Genetics of Cancer

  • Author : B.A. Ponder
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 221
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401106771

The Genetics of Cancer Excerpt :

It has been recognized for almost 200 years that certain families seem to inherit cancer. It is only in the past decade, however, that molecular genetics and epidemiology have combined to define the role of inheritance in cancer more clearly, and to identify some of the genes involved. The causative genes can be tracked through cancer-prone families via genetic linkage and positional cloning. Several of the genes discovered have subsequently been proved to play critical roles in normal growth and development. There are also implications for the families themselves in terms of genetic testing with its attendant dilemmas, if it is not clear that useful action will result. The chapters in The Genetics of Cancer illustrate what has already been achieved and take a critical look at the future directions of this research and its potential clinical applications.

Molecular Cytopathology Book

Molecular Cytopathology

  • Author : Bin Yang
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-08-12
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319307411

Molecular Cytopathology Excerpt :

This book reviews the current applications of molecular tools in cytopathology and provides a concise handbook for those who provide care in this era of personalized medicine. Specifically, the text provides a comprehensive and concise review of the emerging molecular tests available clinically in different subspecialities of diagnostic pathology. It reviews the current data of molecular testing already applied in cytopathology, discusses some of the biomarkers with potential utility in cytopathology in the near future and reviews the technical challenges in applying and validating molecular tools in liquid-based cytologic materials. Molecular Cytopathology will serve as a valuable resource for cytopathologists, cytotechnologists, pathology trainees, and clinicians with an interest in molecular applications in cytopathology.

Molecular Pathology in Clinical Practice Book

Molecular Pathology in Clinical Practice

  • Author : Debra G.B. Leonard
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2007-11-25
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 600
  • ISBN 10 : 9780387332277

Molecular Pathology in Clinical Practice Excerpt :

This authoritative textbook embodies the current standard in molecular testing for practicing pathologists, and residents and fellows in training. The text is organized into eight sections: genetics, inherited cancers, infectious disease, neoplastic hematopathology, solid tumors, HLA typing, identity testing, and laboratory management. Discussion of each diagnostic test includes its clinical significance, available assays, quality control and lab issues, interpretation, and reasons for testing. Coverage extends to HIV, hepatitis, developmental disorders, bioterrorism, warfare organisms, lymphomas, breast cancer and melanoma, forensics, parentage, and much more. Includes 189 illustrations, 45 in full-color. This textbook is a classic in the making and a must-have reference.

Management of Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer Book

Management of Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

  • Author : Sanziana A. Roman
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-03-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 459
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319436180

Management of Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer Excerpt :

This book provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of this field, and will serve as a valuable resource for clinicians and researchers with an interest in the management of thyroid nodules and cancer, including both surgeons and endocrinologists. The book reviews new data about risk factors for nodular disease and cancer, details the management of toxic and non-toxic benign thyroid nodular disease, discusses controversies in the management of indeterminate thyroid nodules and cancer, and reviews the latest data on use of molecular testing for diagnosis and prognosis. Lastly, the book reviews the management of difficult-to-treat thyroid cancers. Management of Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer: A Practical Guide will serve as a useful resource for physicians and researchers dealing with, and interested in thyroid nodular disease and cancer. It will provide a concise yet comprehensive summary of the current status of the field that will help guide patient management and stimulate investigative efforts. All chapters are written by experts in their fields and include the most up to date scientific and clinical information.

Practical Oncologic Molecular Pathology Book

Practical Oncologic Molecular Pathology

  • Author : Yi Ding
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-07-10
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 449
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030732271

Practical Oncologic Molecular Pathology Excerpt :

This book is a review and high-yield reference on the clinical molecular diagnostics of malignant neoplasms. It aims to address the practical questions frequently encountered in the molecular oncology practice, as well as key points and pitfalls in the clinical interpretation of molecular tests in guiding precision cancer management. The text uses a Q&A format and case presentations, with emphasis on understanding the molecular test methods, diagnosis, classification, risk assessment and clinical correlation. Starting with an update on the molecular biology of cancer, the book focuses on the topics related to molecular diagnostics and genetics-based precision oncology. Separate chapters are dedicated to discussion of the bioinformatics for the analysis of genetic/genomic data generated from molecular assays, and quality control (QC)/quality assurance (QA) programs in the clinical laboratories; both are critical in producing high quality results for clinical care of cancer patients. These are followed by organ system-based reviews and discussions on the molecular genetic abnormalities and related tests covering diverse types of common to rare malignant neoplasms. This book also provides up-to-date knowledge related to malignant neoplasms, discusses the established as well as evolving requirements for pathologic diagnosis of these malignancies. It also discusses the cost effective utilization of molecular tests in clinical oncology. Written by experts in the field, Practical Oncologic Molecular Pathology serves as a valuable reference for practicing pathologists, fellows, residents and other health care professionals.