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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

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

About the editors

Antonio Giordano, MD, PhD Director Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine and  Center of Biotechnology   College of Science and TechnologyTemple University BioLife Science  Bldg. Suite 431 1900 N 12th  Street Philadelphia PA 19122 UsaTel: +1 215-204 9520 Fax: +1 215-204 9522 E-mail:

Antonio Russo, MD, PhD 
Professor of Medical Oncology Section of Medical Oncology Department of Surgical and Oncological Sciences School of Medicine, University of Palermo, Via del Vespro 129 - 90127 Palermo (Italy) Adjunct Full Professor in Temple University, Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine and Center of Biotechnology - College of Science and Biotechnology, Philadelphia (USA) Phone: + 39-091-6552500; Fax: +39-091-6554529 E-mail: 

Christian Rolfo, MD, PhDHead of Unit Phase I - Early Clinical TrialsDirector of Clinical Trial Management Program Oncology DepartmentUniversity Hospital AntwerpUZA, Wilrijkstraat 10, 2650 EdegemTel +32 3 821 3646E-mail:

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Liquid Biopsy in Cancer Patients
  • Book Subtitle The Hand Lens for Tumor Evolution
  • Editors Antonio Russo
    Antonio Giordano
    Christian Rolfo
  • Series Title Current Clinical Pathology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Current Clinical Pathology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-55659-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-85719-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-55661-1
  • Series ISSN 2197-781X
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-7828
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 214
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 40 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pathology
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