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Biobanking - Innovations

Rebeca Pérez-Cabeza De Vaca

Institute for Social Security and Services for State Workers

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Biobanks (and especially oncobiobanks or tumor sample banks) are centers of complex biological resources, organized and oriented to collect and store various types of biological materials (tissues, cells, serum, etc.) and clinical and epidemiological information associated to patients who voluntarily decide to donate samples to these collections. In recent decades, biobanks became a valuable resource for research development and innovation in disease treatments, aimed at the identification of biomarkers and the discovery of new therapeutic agents, contributing to the strengthening of personalized medicine, significantly improving clinical outcomes and, consequently, improving services and care for patients.
The implementation of a biobanks should provide support to scientific research projects, clinical protocols, as well as of specialists and students, thus contributing to a higher quality of generated research and the consolidation and advancement of synergies with other institutions and countries.
For the implementation of an institutional biobank, national legislation should be considered, international suggestions for its management and organization.
Biobanks should always be accompanied by technology and systems for classifying and preserving samples that are historically invaluable. Biobanking is a part of a relevant infrastructure for hospital and reserach institutes representing a new way of obtaining and distributing samples and sharing discoveries worldwide.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: August 14th 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: November 3rd 2019

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: January 22nd 2020

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

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Expected publication date: March 22nd 2020

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About the editor

Rebeca Pérez-Cabeza De Vaca

Institute for Social Security and Services for State Workers

Dr. Pérez-Cabeza De Vaca obtained her Pharmaceutical Biological Chemistry degree at Faculty of Chemistry, UNAM and her Biochemical Sciences Masters and PhD at Institute of Cellular Physiology, UNAM. She received "Young Investigator Award ISCHS" in Osaka, Japan in 2014, the 1st place in the Basic Research Category of the CANIFARMA Prize and the Medical Research Recognition of the Miguel Alemán Valdés Foundation, and National Award for Young Researchers with the 2nd place granted by ISSSTE. She possesses experience technologies and promotion, patenting and innovation. Her fields of interest also include immune response, inflammation, cirrhosis and cancer and is currently working in research at the National Medical Center "November 20, ISSSTE" on Oncoimmunology and innate immune response and inflammation on diverse diseases.

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