Novel Approaches to Early Cancer Detection

A special issue of Life (ISSN 2075-1729). This special issue belongs to the section "Medical Research".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2024) | Viewed by 358

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Exact Sciences, Madison, WI 53719, USA
Interests: cancer detection

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Guest Editor
Department of Oncology, The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 733 N. Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
Interests: data science; machine learning in early detection

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Department of Clinical Cancer Prevention, MD Anderson Cancer Center, The University of Texas, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030, USA
Interests: cancer biomarkers; metabolomics; metabolic vulnerabilities; therapeutics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Cancer is a leading cause of death, with over 10 million lives lost per year worldwide. Cancer screening has been instrumental in reducing cancer mortality. The foundational concept behind cancer screening is that cancer survival is more likely when cancers are diagnosed at earlier stages, when treatments have the potential to be more successful. Depending on the country, screening programs exist for a several cancer types. For example, the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends (Grade A/B) the screening of four common cancers: breast, cervical, colorectal and lung cancers. However, that leaves about 2/3 of incident cancers for which no recommended screening options are available today. One of the approaches to overcome this challenge is to apply novel biomarker detection technologies and strategies to the blood and other bodily fluid samples for the identification of early-stage cancers. These new technologies have the potential to boost clinical performance and lower testing costs for single-organ screening. In addition, they enable the simultaneous detection of numerous cancer types via multi-cancer early detection (MCED) within a single sample.

This Special Issue is dedicated to the topic of early cancer detection and welcomes articles from experts in the field of single- and multi-cancer screening. The goal is to compile broad perspectives and the latest advances related to this field, including areas such as clinical development and biomarker research. This Special Issue should inspire readers to get involved in this impactful and rapidly changing field. Together, we can save lives by making novel and better cancer screening tests part of routine medical care.

Dr. Frank Diehl
Dr. Christopher Blair Douville
Dr. Johannes Fahrmann
Guest Editors

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  • multi-cancer early detection
  • screening
  • early detection

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