Liquid Biopsy in Cancer Patients

The Hand Lens for Tumor Evolution

  • Antonio Russo
  • Antonio Giordano
  • Christian Rolfo

Part of the Current Clinical Pathology book series (CCPATH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Pierosandro Tagliaferri, Mariamena Arbitrio, Antonella Ierardi, Domenico Ciliberto, Maria Teresa Di Martino, Pierfrancesco Tassone
    Pages 7-26
  3. Daniele Fanale, Juan Lucio Iovanna, Antonio Giordano, Christian Rolfo, Antonio Russo
    Pages 27-39
  4. Walter Arancio, Beatrice Belmonte, Marta Castiglia, Arianna Di Napoli, Claudio Tripodo
    Pages 41-49
  5. A. B. Di Stefano, M. Castiglia, M. Ciaccio, Viviana Bazan
    Pages 51-54
  6. M. Castiglia, A. Perez, M. J. Serrano, M. Ciaccio, V. Bazan, Antonio Russo
    Pages 55-60
  7. Simona Fontana, Marco Giallombardo, Riccardo Alessandro
    Pages 61-70
  8. Pierluigi Scalia, Stephen J. Williams, Antonio Russo, Antonio Giordano
    Pages 71-76
  9. Lorena Incorvaia, Marta Castiglia, Alessandro Perez, Daniela Massihnia, Stefano Caruso, Sevilay Altintas et al.
    Pages 77-84
  10. M. Castiglia, A. Listì, L. Incorvaia, V. Chiantera, Antonio Russo
    Pages 85-93
  11. A. Galvano, K. Papadimitriou, B. Di Stefano, M. Castiglia, Christian Rolfo
    Pages 95-102
  12. Christian Rolfo, Marta Castiglia, Alessandro Perez, Pablo Reclusa, Patrick Pauwels, Laure Sober et al.
    Pages 103-115
  13. A. Galvano, M. Peeters, A. B. Di Stefano, M. Castiglia, Antonio Russo
    Pages 117-124
  14. Ismail Labgaa, Amanda J. Craig, Augusto Villanueva
    Pages 125-135
  15. E. Giovannetti, D. Massihnia, N. Barraco, A. Listì, L. Incorvaia, M. Castiglia et al.
    Pages 137-150
  16. Daniele Fanale, Lorena Incorvaia, Marta Castiglia, Nadia Barraco, Giuseppe Badalamenti, Alex Le Cesne et al.
    Pages 151-159
  17. Estíbaliz Alegre, Leyre Zubiri, Juan Pablo Fusco, Natalia Ramírez, Álvaro González, Ignacio Gil-Bazo
    Pages 161-193
  18. Anthony H. Kong
    Pages 195-200
  19. Pasquale Pisapia, Umberto Malapelle, Giancarlo Troncone
    Pages 201-202
  20. Antonio Russo, Antonio Giordano, Christian Rolfo
    Pages E1-E1
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 203-214

About this book


This text is designed to provide readers with a useful and comprehensive resource and state-of-the-art overview about the new, growing and fast-expanding field of “liquid biopsy” for the management of cancer patients. The liquid biopsy represents an important turning point in oncology since it provides a tool for a serial monitoring of disease. Liquid biopsy is our “hand lens” to follow molecular changes that characterize tumor development and progression. The book provide a unique and valuable resource on the clinical relevance of liquid biopsy as well as on the technical aspects of liquid biopsy analysis. All invited authors are recognized experts in their field. 

Liquid Biopsy in Cancer Patients: The Hand Lens for Tumor Evolution is targeted to resident and fellows physicians, medical oncologists, molecular biologists and biotechnologists.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio Russo
    • 1
  • Antonio Giordano
    • 2
  • Christian Rolfo
    • 3
  1. 1.College of Science and TechnologyTemple University Sbarro Institute for Cancer ResearchPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Surgical and Oncological SciencesUniversity of Palermo School of MedicinePalermoItaly
  3. 3.OncologyUniversity Hospital AntwerpEdegemBelgium

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-55659-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-55661-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-781X
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-7828
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