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Protein Patterns May Identify Ovarian Cancer

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February 14, 2002
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National Cancer Institute
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Scientists from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) report today, in a special fast-tracked release in The Lancet*, that patterns of proteins found in patients' blood serum may reflect the presence of disease. In the study, scientists used serum proteins to detect ovarian cancer, even at early stages. They report that this new diagnostic concept is potentially applicable to any type of disease.

Scientists from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) report today, in a special fast-tracked release in The Lancet*, that patterns of proteins found in patients' blood serum may reflect the presence of disease. In the study, scientists used serum proteins to detect ovarian cancer, even at early stages. They report that this new diagnostic concept is potentially applicable to any type of disease.


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