Supplements

Molecular cancer diagnostics

Vol. 452, No. 7187 pp 547–589

Cancer diagnostics cover

In this supplement

The technological advances of the past decade have helped researchers to characterize the molecular basis of cancer. With this knowledge, drugs targeted at specific molecules have been designed. New diagnostics, or biomarkers, for cancer are now urgently needed to determine which of these new drugs a patient is most likely to benefit from.

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Editorial

Molecular cancer diagnostics

Barbara Marte, Alex Eccleston & Deepa Nath

doi:10.1038/452547a


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Overview

The cancer biomarker problem

Charles L. Sawyers

doi:10.1038/nature06913


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Reviews

Translating insights from the cancer genome into clinical practice

Lynda Chin & Joe W. Gray

doi:10.1038/nature06914


Enabling personalized cancer medicine through analysis of gene-expression patterns

Laura J. van 't Veer & Ren´┐Ż Bernards

doi:10.1038/nature06915


Mining the plasma proteome for cancer biomarkers

Samir M. Hanash, Sharon J. Pitteri & Vitor M. Faca

doi:10.1038/nature06916


Imaging in the era of molecular oncology

Ralph Weissleder & Mikael J. Pittet

doi:10.1038/nature06917