alexa Framework models of tumor dormancy from patient-derived observations.
Genetics & Molecular Biology

Genetics & Molecular Biology

Journal of Molecular Biomarkers & Diagnosis

Author(s): Klein CA

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Unusually long latency periods between the treatment of primary tumors and metastatic recurrences are commonly thought to prove the existence and relevance of clinical tumor dormancy. However, careful consideration of disease courses and cancer growth rates leads to the conclusion that clinical dormancy may be everything from non-existent to much more frequent than originally thought. On the other hand, cellular dormancy defined as a non-productive state of disseminated tumor cells is very frequent, while homeostatic mechanisms such as angiogenic and immunological control contribute to the chronicity of cancer. This review attempts to provide a conceptual framework for the study of dormancy, which may guide clinical and experimental research. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This article was published in Curr Opin Genet Dev and referenced in Journal of Molecular Biomarkers & Diagnosis

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

  • 9th International Conference and Expo on Molecular & Cancer Biomarkers
    August 23-24, 2017 Birmingham, UK
  • 2nd International Conference on Medical Imaging and Diagnosis
    London, UK
  • 22nd International Conference on Cancer Drugs and Therapeutics
    Paris, France
  • International Conference on Oncology Nursing and Cancer Care
    Singapore City, Singapore
  • World Summit on Cell Signalling and Cancer Therapy
    Toronto, Canada
  • International Conference on Radiology and Imaging
    New York, USA

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords