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A biomarker is a biological molecule found in blood, other body fluids, or tissues that is a sign of a normal or abnormal process, or of a condition or disease. A biomarker may be used to see how well the body responds to a treatment for a disease or condition. Also called molecular marker and signature molecule.
Inactive gene may explain higher incidence of prostate cancer in African-Americans compared to Caucasians

Inactive gene may explain higher incidence of prostate cancer in African-Americans compared to Caucasians

Study examines biomarkers for response to erlotinib in glioma

Study examines biomarkers for response to erlotinib in glioma

Finding could provide targets for diagnosis, prognosis, therapy of prostate cancer

Finding could provide targets for diagnosis, prognosis, therapy of prostate cancer

Exercise and weight control reduces odds of developing breast cancer

Exercise and weight control reduces odds of developing breast cancer

Diagnostic test for Lou Gehrig's disease

Diagnostic test for Lou Gehrig's disease

Don’t skip your next mammogram

Don’t skip your next mammogram

Pharmaceutical industry faces multiple challenges - future lies in drug pipeline sustainability

Pharmaceutical industry faces multiple challenges - future lies in drug pipeline sustainability

Researchers have isolated two biomarkers for interstitial cystitis (IC)

Researchers have isolated two biomarkers for interstitial cystitis (IC)

Genetic biomarker that may improve quality of life during treatment for colorectal cancer

Genetic biomarker that may improve quality of life during treatment for colorectal cancer

Discovery may pave way for immunotherapies for prostate cancer

Discovery may pave way for immunotherapies for prostate cancer

Drug lowers inflammatory markers associated with risk for heart attack

Drug lowers inflammatory markers associated with risk for heart attack

Broken bones may reduce risk of ovarian cancer

Broken bones may reduce risk of ovarian cancer

Many lives may be saved by new blood test for ovarian cancer

Many lives may be saved by new blood test for ovarian cancer

Breakthrough technology that identifies molecular markers in early lung cancer

Breakthrough technology that identifies molecular markers in early lung cancer

Breakthrough technology to detect cancer

Breakthrough technology to detect cancer

A simple spit test could predict cancers

A simple spit test could predict cancers

Protein studies may lead to new Alzheimer's test

Protein studies may lead to new Alzheimer's test

New approach to fighting cancer, based on nanoscale particles

New approach to fighting cancer, based on nanoscale particles

Faster, more accurate diagnostic test for Sjogren's syndrome

Faster, more accurate diagnostic test for Sjogren's syndrome

New blood test improves the ability to diagnose or exclude congestive heart failure

New blood test improves the ability to diagnose or exclude congestive heart failure