Nanotechnology in Cancer Management: Precise Diagnostics toward Personalized Health Care provides a well-focused and comprehensive overview of technologies involved in early stage cancer diagnostics via the detection of various cancer biomarkers, both in-vitro and in-vivo. The book briefly describes the advancement in cancer biomarker research relating to cancer diagnostics, covering fundamental aspects of various techniques, especially transduction methodologies, such as electrochemical, optical, magnetic, etc. In addition, it describes approaches on how to make options cost-effective, scalable for clinical application, and user-friendly. Advancements in technology related to device miniaturization, performance improvement and point-of-care applications round out discussions.
Final sections cover future challenges, the prospects of various techniques, and how the introduction of nanotechnology in cancer management in a personalized manner is useful.
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Background, diagnostics, cancer biomarkers, state-of-art 2. Electrochemical Detection: CV/DPV/Impedance 3. Fluorescence microscopy: Organic dye/nanoparticles/quantum dots and spectroscopy 4. Raman spectrophotometer: SERS nanotags (Au/Ag), confocal Raman microscopy 5. Sequencing: DNA analysis 6. Bioinformatics: Computer programming 7. Magnetic: Magnetic based sensing 8. Lab on a chip: Microfluidics 9. Imaging: Electron microscopy (AFM/SEM/TEM): Shape and size-based analysis 10. Scale up of rapid diagnostics for clinical application: Device development for clinical application 11. Challenges and future prospects of nano-enabled cancer management