Publications in: “30/05/2018”

Detection of cancer: biomarkers in the blood

A group of researchers from John Hopkins and other scientists from an international collaboration applied a cancer diagnostic test to 1,005 patients with non-metastatic cancer and compared them with 812 healthy controls. The authors designed a 61-amplicon panel of 16 gens to seek for cancer-associated mutation of circulating cell-free DNA from plasma and evaluating 8 already known proteins, which present altered levels in individuals with cancer. Results using this algorithm to detect some cancer types were remarkable: almost 100% for colorectal […]