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University Of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Discovers Proteins Linked To Colon Cancer

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October 10, 2002
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University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center
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Findings published in this month's issue of Clinical Cancer Research and featured on the journal's cover, may bring researchers one-step closer to the development of tumor markers to detect colon cancer early, before it has had a chance to spread and when it is easier to cure, say researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI). These tumor markers – elevated levels of proteins or other substances in the blood, urine or tissue that indicate the presence of cancer – also could help identify which patients with colon cancer are more likely to develop recurrent disease.

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 7 – Findings published in this month's issue of Clinical Cancer Research and featured on the journal's cover, may bring researchers one-step closer to the development of tumor markers to detect colon cancer early, before it has had a chance to spread and when it is easier to cure, say researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI). These tumor markers – elevated levels of proteins or other substances in the blood, urine or tissue that indicate the presence of cancer – also could help identify which patients with colon cancer are more likely to develop recurrent disease.


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