Special Issue "The Biology of Circulating Tumor Cells 2.0"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2023 | Viewed by 2275
Interests: liquid biopsy; ddPCR; RT-qPCR; analytical validation; CTC; ctDNA
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The biology of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) has been of interest for over a century. However, despite the recent technical advancements, their isolation and detection remain a significant challenge, since their presence in the bloodstream represents a rare event. CTC analysis is a “liquid biopsy” approach that provides significant insights into tumor heterogeneity, the mechanisms of metastasis, tumor evolution and treatment resistance. Recent research discoveries have shown that the detection of tumor-specific biomarkers in CTCs could guide clinical decision-making. This Special Issue will focus on understanding the molecular mechanisms involved in CTCs’ presence in the bloodstream and cancer progression. More specifically, we will pay attention to current basic and preclinical research studies that provide significant insights into the biology of CTCs and the identification of specific biomarkers. Both original research and comprehensive reviews are welcome.
Dr. Areti Strati
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- liquid biopsy
- cancer biomarkers
- prognostic value
- predictive value
- molecular characterization