Tumor Biology: Call for Papers

Upcoming Special Issue: Lung Cancer Tumor Markers

During the last 10 years, there have been significant developments in the field of serum and plasma protein tumor markers in lung cancer that have not received appropriate attention. Reasons for this include lack of knowledge from a clinical and laboratory point of view, greater interest in molecular markers, and sometimes dilution of results due to poor quality studies and the retrospective character of the analyses. These factors also often prevent the inclusion of serum and plasma protein tumor markers in clinical guidelines.

Special Issue Topics
The upcoming Tumor Biology special issue on the topic "Lung Cancer Tumor Markers" will provide a platform for high quality articles on protein tumor markers in lung cancer. Comprehensive reviews and opinion papers by renowned authors, as well as original research articles filling the gaps of evidence will comprehensively cover the field of tumor marker diagnostics with a focus on lung cancer.

Potential topics of interest include:

  • Clinical perspective for use of lung cancer tumor markers
  • Technologies, preanalytical, analytical, and quality aspects
  • Use of tumor markers for screening and differential diagnosis of lung cancer
  • Use of tumor markers for estimating prognosis in patients with lung cancer
  • Use of tumor markers for monitoring disease course and therapy response in patients with lung cancer
  • Use of biostatistics and algorithms for combination and modelling of tumor markers
  • New blood- or other body fluid-based tumor markers for lung cancer
  • Requirements for tumor marker studies to fill current gaps and achieve high evidence results

Guest Editors

​​The issue is being developed under the expert guidance of the Guest Editors:


Prospective authors are encouraged to notify the issue editors of their intent to submit an article.

Next Steps

Submission Process
The articles can be submitted via the Tumor Biology submission site editorialmanager.com/tub. Please reference "Special Issue: Lung Cancer Tumor Marker" in the cover letter.

The extended submission deadline is: January 31, 2023.

The article processing fee for this special issue is at a 50% discount! Full details in the Call for Papers (PDF).

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