Advances in Engineering for Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

Edited by: Ming-Chien Chyu, PhD, PE
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA
ISBN 978-1-907132-46-9 · 392pp · 190 x 260mm · £75/$140 · Publication date: December 2014


Due to the complexity of the disease, cancer research has now become interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and transdisciplinary in nature. This book showcases a cross section of recent engineering advances in various aspects of cancer management to illustrate how engineering has contributed to cancer diagnosis and treatment. The goals of this book are (a) for healthcare professionals and researchers to learn Engineering approaches and methodologies addressing different cancer management issues, (b) for engineers and engineering researchers to learn the immense opportunities in cancer research where they can contribute, and (c) to bridge the gap and to foster broader and deeper collaborations between Healthcare and Engineering, that eventually benefit cancer patients and the society.

This book is a compilation of 17 peer-reviewed papers that have appeared in recent issues of the Journal of Healthcare Engineering.



Protein Analytical Assays for Diagnosing, Monitoring, and Choosing Treatment for Cancer Patients
Alicia D. Powers and Sean P. Palecek
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

A Classification Framework Applied to Cancer Gene Expression Profiles
Hussein Hijazi and Christina Chan
Michigan State University, USA
Progress in Molecular Imaging in Endoscopy and Endomicroscopy for Cancer Imaging
Supang Khondee and Thomas D. Wang
University of Michigan, USA

Analysis of Breast Thermography Using Fractal Dimension to Establish Possible Difference between Malignant and Benign Patterns
Mahnaz EtehadTavakol, Caro Lucas, Saeed Sadri, and E.Y. K. Ng
Isfahan University of Technology, Iran/University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran/College of Engineering, Singapore

In Vivo Diffuse Optical Tomography and Fluorescence Molecular Tomography
Mingze Li, Yonghong Zhang, Jing Bai
Tsinghua University, China

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Contrast Agents for Tumor Diagnosis
Weiren Cheng, Yuan Ping, Yong Zhang, Kai- Hsiang Chuang and Ye Liu
Singapore Bioimaging Consortium (SBIC), Singapore/National University of Singapore, Singapore

Information-Guided Surgery of Intracranial Gliomas: Overview of an Advanced Intraoperative Technology
Yoshihiro Muragaki, Mikhail Chernov, Kitaro Yoshimitsu, Takashi Suzuki, Hiroshi Iseki, Takashi Maruyama, Manabu Tamura, Soko Ikuta, Masayuki Nitta, Atsushi Watanabe, Taiichi Saito, Jun Okamoto, Chiharu Niki, Motohiro Hayashi, and Kintomo Takakura
Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Japan

Image-Guided Abdominal Surgery and Therapy Delivery
Robert L. Galloway, S. Duke Herrell, and Michael I. Miga
Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences Vanderbilt University

Perspectives of Nanotechnology in Minimally Invasive Therapy of Breast Cancer
Yamin Yang and Hongjun Wang
Stevens Institute of Technology, USA

Ultrasound-Mediated Drug/Gene Delivery in Solid Tumor Treatment
Yufeng Zhou
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Responses of Cancer Cells Induced by Photodynamic Therapy
Toshihiro Kushibiki, Takeshi Hirasawa, Shinpei Okawa and Miya Ishihara
Department of Medical Engineering, National Defense Medical College, Japan

Accumulation of Phase-Shift Nanoemulsions to Enhance MRGuided Ultrasound-Mediated Tumor Ablation In Vivo
Jonathan A. Kopechek, Eunjoo Park, Chang-Sheng Mei, Nathan J. McDannold and Tyrone M. Porter
Boston University, USA

Applications of Nanotechnology in Bladder Cancer Therapy
Jong-Wei Hsu and Michael R. King
Cornell University, USA

Chemothermal Therapy for Localized Heating and Ablation of Tumor
Zhong-Shan Deng and Jing Liu
Chinese Academy of Sciences, China/Tsinghua University, China

Low Probability Activation of Bax/Bak Can Induce Selective Killing of Cancer Cells by Generating Heterogeneity in Apoptosis
Subhadip Raychaudhuri and Somkanya C Das
University of California, USA

Statistics-Based Prediction Analysis for Head and Neck Cancer Tumor Deformation
Maryam Azimi, Ali K. Kamrani and Hazem J. Smadi
Lenovo Corporation, USA/University of Houston, USA/King Saud University, Saudi Arabia/Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
The Effects of Interruptions on Oncologists’ Patient Assessment and Medication Ordering Practices
Patricia L. Trbovich, Melissa C. Griffin, Rachel E. White, Venetia Bourrier, Dhali Dhaliwal and Anthony C. Easty
University Health Network, Canada/University of Toronto, Canada/Cancer Care Manitoba, Canada


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