Recent Advances in Molecular Diagnostic Approaches for Cancer

  • Kamla Kant ShuklaEmail author
  • Shrimanjunath Sankanagoudar
  • Barkha Singhal Sanganeria
  • Puneet Pareek
  • Jeevan Ram
  • Sanjeev Misra
  • Praveen Sharma


Globally cancer is considered as a disease of high morbidity and mortality, which includes a group of diseases having uncontrolled cell growth and proliferation. Most cancers are curable if detected at an early stage. Although it is challenging but an advances in molecular biomarkers and methods, early detection and diagnosis of cancer could be possible. The various genomic and proteomic tools are being used for identification of molecular signatures like genetic, epigenetic changes in gene expressions and protein expression. These approaches may help to detect risk of cancer and monitor therapy. Molecular diagnosis unravels different changes that occur during the transformation of a normal to tumour cells and capture information as expression patterns. Molecular techniques such as real-time PCR, DNA sequencing and microarrays being used extensively for early diagnosis of cancer. This chapter summarizes various techniques and molecular biomarkers for early diagnosis of cancer, which would help to predict cancer and development of new-targeted therapies.


Molecular diagnosis Cancer Gene qPCR DNA sequencing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kamla Kant Shukla
    • 1
    Email author
  • Shrimanjunath Sankanagoudar
    • 1
  • Barkha Singhal Sanganeria
    • 2
  • Puneet Pareek
    • 3
  • Jeevan Ram
    • 4
  • Sanjeev Misra
    • 4
  • Praveen Sharma
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryAll India Institute of Medical SciencesJodhpurIndia
  2. 2.Centre for Transplant and Renal Research, Westmead Institute for Medical ResearchWestmeadAustralia
  3. 3.Department of Radiation OncologyAll India Institute of Medical SciencesJodhpurIndia
  4. 4.Department of Surgical OncologyAll India Institute of Medical SciencesJodhpurIndia

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