This unique book provides a thorough overview of developing molecular cancer diagnostic assays, which are the prerequisites for optimal solutions within personalized cancer medicine. The book takes the reader through definitions of the pharmacodiagnostic concept, historical perspectives of the early steps into molecular cancer diagnostics linked to therapy, the basis of different diagnostic molecular techniques, ongoing research, drug-diagnostic co-development, assay validation, clinical trial methodology, regulatory issues around pharmacodiagnostics and future aspects within personalized cancer medicine.
Publisher: Pan Stanford Publishing Pte Ltd
Number of pages: 351
Weight: 703 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
"The editors have recruited a highly experienced group of both academic medical center and industry-based international authors and produced a concise yet thorough overview of the emerging field of integrated diagnostics and personalized medicine. This book emphasizes slide-based companion pharmacodiagnostics, but also covers in depth post-extraction DNA sequence-based and mRNA profiling-based prognostic and predictive tests for both solid tumors and hematologic malignancies. Chapters on test development, regulatory approval and important consideration of test validation and clinical utility round out this impressive work. Not only will academic departments and cancer centers find this book to be an authoritative reference volume, but also the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries will be able to gain considerable insight that could play a major role in the shaping of their current and future products."
-Prof. Jeffrey S. Ross, Albany Medical College, USA
"The topics and information covered in the book are the ones highly demanded in the current clinical biomarker sciences. This volume has successfully made a comprehensive coverage from all the experts in biomarker discovery, development, clinical trial and statistical validation, and practical use. This is definitely one of the references that everyone in this area should have."
-Prof. Jae K. Lee, University of Virginia