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Current status of proteomics of soft tissue sarcomas

Tadashi Kondo

Introduction: Proteomics has been used in soft tissue sarcoma (STS) research in the attempts to improve the understanding of the disease background and develop novel clinical applications. Using various proteomics modalities, aberrant regulations of numerous intriguing proteins were identified in STSs, and the possible utilities of identified proteins as biomarkers or therapeutic targets have been explored. STS is an exceptionally diverse group of malignant diseases with highly complex molecular backgrounds and, therefore, an overview of the achievements and prospects of STS proteomics could enhance our knowledge of the possibilities and limitations of cancer proteomics.

Areas covered: This review examines all STSs that have been examined using proteomics modalities, discussing unique aspects, limitations, and possible improvements of individual reports. To contribute to the current progress in cancer treatment development using novel anti-cancer drugs, proteomics plays a central role in linking cutting-edge technologies, application of proteogenomics, patient-derived cancer models, and biobanking system.

Expert commentary: Therefore, proteomic-based STS research will be developed as an interdisciplinary science. STS proteomics will be further developed based on the interaction of oncologists with basic researchers in various fields, aimed at obtaining an enhanced understanding of the biology of the disease and achieving superior clinical outcomes for patients.

Publisher URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14789450.2017.1394190

DOI: 10.1080/14789450.2017.1394190

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