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Cancer bioinformatics: bioinformatic methods, network biomarkers and precision medicine

The "Cancer bioinformatics" thematic series focuses on the latest developments in the emerging field of systems clinical medicine in cancer which integrates systems biology, clinical science, omics-based technology, bioinformatics and computational science to improve diagnosis, therapies and prognosis of cancer.

Xiangdong Wang

  1. Automated classification of histopathology involves identification of multiple classes, including benign, cancerous, and confounder categories. The confounder tissue classes can often mimic and share attribute...

    Authors: Scott Doyle, Michael D Feldman, Natalie Shih, John Tomaszewski and Anant Madabhushi
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2012 13:282
  2. Thyroid nodules with indeterminate cytological features on fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology have a 20% risk of thyroid cancer. The aim of the current study was to determine the diagnostic utility of an 8-...

    Authors: Sara Tomei, Ivo Marchetti, Katia Zavaglia, Francesca Lessi, Alessandro Apollo, Paolo Aretini, Giancarlo Di Coscio, Generoso Bevilacqua and Chiara Mazzanti
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2012 12:396
  3. A simple and fast computational model to describe the dynamics of tumour growth and metastasis formation is presented. The model is based on the calculation of successive generations of tumour cells and enable...

    Authors: Volker Haustein and Udo Schumacher
    Citation: Journal of Clinical Bioinformatics 2012 2:11
  4. Aberrant activation of signaling pathways downstream of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) has been hypothesized to be one of the mechanisms of cetuximab (a monoclonal antibody against EGFR) resistance in...

    Authors: Elana J Fertig, Qing Ren, Haixia Cheng, Hiromitsu Hatakeyama, Adam P Dicker, Ulrich Rodeck, Michael Considine, Michael F Ochs and Christine H Chung
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2012 13:160
  5. Stratification of patients according to their clinical prognosis is a desirable goal in cancer treatment in order to achieve a better personalized medicine. Reliable predictions on the basis of gene signatures...

    Authors: Yupeng Cun and Holger Fröhlich
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2012 13:69
  6. The pathways downstream of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) have often been implicated to play crucial roles in the development and progression of various cancer types. Different authors have propos...

    Authors: Silvia von der Heyde and Tim Beissbarth
    Citation: BMC Medicine 2012 10:43
  7. Altered networks of gene regulation underlie many complex conditions, including cancer. Inferring gene regulatory networks from high-throughput microarray expression data is a fundamental but challenging task ...

    Authors: Piyush B Madhamshettiwar, Stefan R Maetschke, Melissa J Davis, Antonio Reverter and Mark A Ragan
    Citation: Genome Medicine 2012 4:41
  8. Despite aggressive multimodal treatments the overall survival of patients with high-risk neuroblastoma remains poor. The aim of this study was to identify novel combination chemotherapy to improve survival rat...

    Authors: Patricia S Tsang, Adam T Cheuk, Qing-Rong Chen, Young K Song, Thomas C Badgett, Jun S Wei and Javed Khan
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2012 12:101