Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Detection of breast cancer recurrence possible with simple blood test

Washington University, St. Louis, November 2, 2005
A new study that describes a biomarker seems to offer a specific and sensitive method to monitor breast cancer recurrence. Mammaglobin, a protein secreted by breast tumor cells, can readily be detected in the blood serum of patients with metastatic breast cancer using an inexpensive, reliable clinical test.

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