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Biosensors and Molecular Technologies for Cancer Diagnostics

1st Edition

Edited by Keith E. Herold, Avraham Rasooly

CRC Press

844 pages | 417 B/W Illus.

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Bridging the gap between research and clinical application, Biosensors and Molecular Technologies for Cancer Diagnostics explores the use of biosensors as effective alternatives to the current standard methods in cancer diagnosis and detection. It describes the major aspects involved in detecting and diagnosing cancer as well as the basic elements of biosensors and their applications in detection and diagnostics.

The book addresses cancer molecular diagnostics, including genomic and proteomic approaches, from the perspective of biosensors and biodetection. It explains how to measure and understand molecular markers using biosensors and discusses the medical advantages of rapid and accurate cancer diagnostics. It also describes optical, electrochemical, and optomechanical biosensor technologies, with a focus on cancer analysis and the clinical utility of these technologies for cancer detection, diagnostics, prognostics, and treatment.

Making biosensor technology more accessible to molecular biologists, oncologists, pathologists, and engineers, this volume advances the integration of this technology into mainstream clinical practice. Through its in-depth coverage of a range of biosensors, the book shows how they can play instrumental roles in the early molecular diagnosis of cancer.


"… a good mixture of some of the cutting-edge research ideas and some of the more established workhorse techniques … a useful book for researchers in the field for the next few years and I recommend it for its style and clarity."

—Peter J. Dobson, Contemporary Physics, Vol. 54, 2013

Table of Contents


Cancer and the Use of Biosensors for Cancer Clinical Testing, R.F. Chuaqui, Keith E. Herold, and Avraham Rasooly

Optical Technologies for Cancer Detection and Diagnostics: Surface Plasmon Resonance

Surface Plasmon Resonance Biosensor Based on Competitive Protein Adsorption for the Prognosis of Thyroid Cancer, Seokheun Choi and Junseok Chae

Surface Plasmon Resonance Analysis of Nanoparticles for Targeted Drug Delivery, Emilie Roger, Alex E. Grill, and Jayanth Panyam

Dual-Functional Zwitterionic Carboxybetaine for Highly Sensitive and Specific Cancer Biomarker Detection in Complex Media Using SPR Biosensors, Norman D. Brault, Shaoyi Jiang, and Qiuming Yu

Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) and ELISA Methods for Antibody Determinations as Tools for Therapeutic Monitoring of Patients with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) after Native or Pegylated Escherichia coli and Erwinia chrysanthemi Asparaginases, Vassilios I. Avramis

Optical Technologies for Cancer Detection and Diagnostics: Evanescent Wave and Waveguide Biosensors

Photonic Biochip Sensor System for Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer, Debra Wawro, Peter Koulen, Shelby Zimmerman, Yiwu Ding, Charles Kearney, and Robert Magnusson

Label-Free Optofluidic Ring Resonator Biosensors for Sensitive Detection of Cancer Biomarkers, Hongying Zhu and Xudong Fan

Resonant Waveguide Grating Biosensor for Cancer Signaling, Ye Fang and Ann M. Ferrie

Optical Waveguide-Based Biosensors for the Detection of Breast Cancer Biomarkers, Harshini Mukundan, John E. Shively, Aaron S. Anderson, Nile Hartman, W. Kevin Grace, and Basil I. Swanson

Label-Free Resonant Waveguide Grating (RWG) Biosensor Technology for Noninvasive Detection of Oncogenic Signaling Pathways in Cancer Cells, Yuhong Du, Min Qui, and Haian Fu

Optical Technologies for Cancer Detection and Diagnostics: Spectrometry for Cancer Analysis

Noninvasive and Quantitative Sensing of Tumor Physiology and Function via Steady-State Diffuse Optical Spectroscopy, Karthik Vishwanath, Gregory Palmer, Quincy Brown, and Nimmi Ramanujam

Noble Metal Nanoparticles as Probes for Cancer Biomarker Detection and Dynamic Distance Measurements in Plasmon Coupling Microscopy, Hongyun Wang, Guoxin Rong, Jing Wang, Bo Yan, Lynell R. Skewis, and Björn M. Reinhard

Cost-Effective Evaluation of Cervical Cancer Using Reflectance and Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Shabbir B. Bambot

Optical Technologies for Cancer Detection and Diagnostics: Optical Imaging for Cancer Analysis

Location and Biomarker Characterization of Circulating Tumor Cells, H. Ben Hsieh, George Somlo, Xiaohe Liu, and Richard H. Bruce

High-Resolution Microendoscopy for Cancer Imaging, Mark C. Pierce, Veronica Leautaud, Ann Gillenwater, Sharmila Anandasabapathy, and Rebecca Richards-Kortum

Lensless Fluorescent Imaging on a Chip: New Method toward High-Throughput Screening of Rare Cells, Ahmet F. Coskun, Ting-Wei Su, Ikbal Sencan, and Aydogan Ozcan

Multiphoton Luminescence from Gold Nanoparticles as a Potential Diagnostic Tool for Early Cancer Detection, Nicholas J. Durr, Marica B. Ericson, and Adela Ben-Yakar

Early Detection of Oral Cancer Using Biooptical Imaging Technologies, Malini Olivo, Ramaswamy Bhuvaneswari, Kho Kiang Wei, Ivan Keogh, and Soo Khee Chee

Tactile Sensing and Tactile Imaging in Detection of Cancer, A. Sarvazyan, V. Egorov, and N. Sarvazyan

Optical Technologies for Cancer Detection and Diagnostics: Fluorescence, Luminescence, Refractive Index Detection Technologies

Biomechanics-Based Microfluidic Biochip for the Effective Label-Free Isolation and Retrieval of Circulating Tumor Cells, Swee Jin Tan, Wan Teck Lim, Min-Han Tan, and Chwee Teck Lim

Sensitive Mesofluidic Immunosensor for Detection of Circulating Breast Cancer Cells onto Antibody-Coated Long Alkylsilane Self-Assembled Monolayers, François Breton and Phuong-Lan Tran

Micropatterned Biosensing Surfaces for Detection of Cell-Secreted Inflammatory Signals, Jun Yan and Alexander Revzin

Quantum Dots Nanosensor Analysis of Tumor Cells, Lee-Jene Lai, Yi-Heui Hsieh, and Shih-Jen Liu

Compact Discs Technology for Clinical Analysis of Drugs, Ángel Maquieira

Colorimetric Multiplexed Immunoassay for Sequential Detection of Tumor Markers, Jing Wang and Genxi Li

Molecular Pincers for Detecting Cancer Markers, Ewa Heyduk and Tomasz Heyduk

Fluorescent Nanoparticles for Ovarian Cancer Imaging, Xu Hun, Liang Tiao, and Zhujun Zhang

Detection of Cancer-Associated Autoantibodies as Biosensors of Disease by Tumor Antigen Microarrays, Steven P. Dudas, Madhumita Chatterjee, Wei Chen, and Michael A. Tainsky

Optical Technologies for Cancer Detection and Diagnostics: Photoacoustic for Cancer Analysis

Detecting Circulating Melanoma Cells in Blood Using Photoacoustic Flowmetry, John A. Viator, Benjamin S. Goldschmidt, and Kyle D. Rood

Electrochemical Biosensors

Self-Contained Enzymatic Microassay Biochip for Cancer Detection, Jianwei Mo, JrHung Tsai, and Brian J. Sullivan

Electrochemical Protein Chip for Tumor Marker Analysis, Michael S. Wilson

Characterization of Cancer Cells Using Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy, Dorielle Price, Abdur Rub Abdur Rahman, and Shekhar Bhansali

Electrochemical Immunosensor for Detection of Proteic Cancer Markers, Alex Fragoso and Ciara K. O’Sullivan

Electrochemical Biosensors for Measurement of Genetic Biomarkers of Cancer, Robert Henkens and Celia Bonaventura

Microimpedance Measurements for Cellular Transformation and Cancer Treatments, Chang Kyoung Choi, Giljun Park, and Tim E. Sparer

Multiplexible Electrochemical Sensor for Salivary Cancer Biomarker Detection, Fang Wei, Wei Liao, and David T.W. Wong

Microelectrode Array Analysis of Prostate Cancer, Frank Davis, Andrew C. Barton, and Séamus P.J. Higson

Graphene-Based Electrochemical Immunosensor for the Detection of Cancer Biomarker, Minghui Yang, Alireza Javadi, and Shaoqin Gong

Label-Free Electrochemical Sensing of DNA Hybridization for Cancer Analysis, Venkataraman Dharuman and Jong Hoon Hahn

Electrochemical Biosensor for Detection of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia and Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia, Yuanzhong Chen, Xinhua Lin, Ailin Liu, and Kun Wang

Electronic and Magnetic Technologies for Cancer Analysis

Nanowire Transistor–Based DNA Methylation Detection, Wusi C. Maki, Gary K. Maki, and Niranka Mishra

Cancer Cell Detection and Molecular Profiling Using Diagnostic Magnetic Resonance, Cesar M. Castro, Hakho Lee, and Ralph Weissleder

Field Effect Transistor Nanosensor for Breast Cancer Diagnostics, Pritiraj Mohanty, Yu Chen, Xihua Wang, Mi K. Hong, Carol L. Rosenberg, David T. Weaver, and Shyamsunder Erramilli

Measuring the Electric Field in Skin to Detect Malignant Lesions, Richard Nuccitelli, KaYing Lui, Kevin Tran, Brian Athos, Mark Kreis, and Pamela Nuccitelli

Thermometric Sensing

Next Generation Calorimetry Based on Nanohole Array Sensing, Gregory J. Kowalski, Mehmet Sen, and Dale Larson

Cantilever-Based Technology

Microcantilever Biosensor Array for Cancer Research: From Tumor Marker Detection to Protein Conformational State Analysis, Riccardo Castagna and Carlo Ricciardi


About the Editors

Keith E. Herold is an associate professor in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland. A fellow of the ASME, Dr. Herold has over 10 years of experience in the analysis and testing of biosensor systems. His current research interests include bioMEMS, microfluidic systems for bioanalytical assays, and heat and mass transfer in bioengineering.

Avraham Rasooly is the chief of the Disparities Research Branch at the National Cancer Institute and a member of the Division of Biology in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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