Written by an international team of renowned experts from Austria, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Russia, Slovenia, Turkey and USA, the current issue provides an overview on technologies using liquid biopsies and shows their importance as non-invasive, blood-based markers and their potential applications in medicine.The issue does not claim to be an exhaustive study, but highlights most general concepts of liquid biopsies.
Heidi Schwarzenbach from Department of Tumor Biology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany.
Hui-Yi Lin, from Biostatistics Program, School of Public Health, Louisiana State Univ.
Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC), New Orleans, LA, USA; and Dr.
Tadahiko Shien, from Department of Breast and Endocrine Surgery, Okayama University Hospital, Okayama, Japan; and Dr.
Kaori Terata, from Department of Breast and Endocrine Surgery, Akita University Hospital, Akita, Japan.