OCT 29, 2014 7:30 AM PDT

Antibody-based Proteomics: Fast-Tracking Molecular Diagnostics and Target Discovery in Oncology

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  • Senior Lecturer, School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science, Co-Director, Cancer Biology & Therapeutics Laboratory, University of Dublin
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Abstract

The effective implementation of personalised cancer therapeutic regimens depends on the successful identification and translation of informative biomarkers to aid clinical decision-making. Antibody-based proteomics occupies a pivotal space in the cancer biomarker discovery and validation pipeline, facilitating the high-throughput evaluation of candidate markers. Although the clinical utility of these emerging technologies remains to be established, the traditional use of antibodies as affinity reagents in clinical diagnostic and predictive assays suggests that the rapid translation of such approaches is an achievable goal. Furthermore, in combination with, or as alternatives to, genomic and transcriptomic methods for patient stratification, antibody-based proteomics approaches offer the promise of additional insight into cancer disease states. Here, the current status of antibody-based proteomics will be covered, as will its contribution to the development of new assays that are crucial for the realisation of individualised cancer therapy. Moreover, the utility of the digital pathology, particularly pertaining to automated assessment of tissue-derived biomarker expression, will also be described.


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OCT 29, 2014 7:30 AM PDT

Antibody-based Proteomics: Fast-Tracking Molecular Diagnostics and Target Discovery in Oncology



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