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Discovery Of Genetic Biomarker Could Improve Diagnosis And Treatment Of Cancer Of The Esophagus

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November 21, 2000
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University Of Maryland Medical Center
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Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the University of Southern California have discovered a genetic biomarker that may help doctors to better diagnose and treat cancer of the esophagus, one of the most aggressive and deadly forms of cancer. The biomarker is an altered gene that can be detected and measured in the tumor itself and in the patient's bloodstream.

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the University of Southern California have discovered a genetic biomarker that may help doctors to better diagnose and treat cancer of the esophagus, one of the most aggressive and deadly forms of cancer. The biomarker is an altered gene that can be detected and measured in the tumor itself and in the patient's bloodstream.


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