By R. L. Barnhil (auth.), Prof. Dr. med. Uwe Reinhold, Prof. Dr. med. Wolfgang Tilgen (eds.)
Knowledge approximately diagnostic systems in cancer has in creased swiftly in the earlier few years. unmarried tumor cells were pointed out in common tissue equivalent to sentinel lymph nodes, in addition to in bone marrow, peripheral blood, and different physically fluids and cells, through molecular applied sciences. The advent of polymerase chain reaction-based equipment could be considered as a prototype of this dramatic improvement in the direction of molecular ways in new diagnostic tactics. This truth opens up the potential of scientific use in sufferers and of influencing therapy suggestions. substantial discrepancies were defined, how ever, within the luck charges of those new strategies for the detec tion of minimum residual sickness in melanoma sufferers. regardless of fav orable effects suggested by means of diverse teams of investigators, it is going to take numerous years to outline the scientific and pathophysiological relevance of latest diagnostic approaches. the first overseas Symposium "Minimal Residual ailment in cancer: Biology, Detection and medical Relevance of Microme tastases", held in September 1999 in Homburg/Saar, Germany, fo cused on fresh advancements during this specific sector of melanoma re seek. the aim of the assembly was once to stimulate dialogue and trade of latest facts and concepts by means of well known foreign scientists. the purpose of this quantity is to summarize significant subject matters of simple learn and scientific investigations awarded through invited specialists during this attention-grabbing yet nonetheless. debatable box of cancer re search.
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