Identifying biomarkers gives doctors known targets to treat many cancers

A biomarker is any measurable indicator of a person’s health, like blood pressure or blood sugar. When it comes to cancer, it’s a little more complex.

Biomarkers can be found in blood, urine or stool tests and play multiple roles in cancer treatment, including diagnostic, prognostic and predictive. Oncologists may now be able to use these findings to target a specific mutation or potentially even stop cancer growth.

Learn more about the roles they play and how it’s changing the way we are able to treat cancer patients because of them.

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