Bracing for Biomarkers

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Biomarkers travel a long distance between their conception in a basic research lab and their eventual use as a clinical diagnostic. As chair of the clinical labs department at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Martin Fleisher spends a good amount of time thinking about biomarkers and the route they take to get to the clinic. GT’s Jeanene Swanson caught up with Fleisher to ask about how to spot a good biomarker, the rigors of validation, and more.

Genome Technology: What types of biomarkers are currently being used in clinical diagnostic labs?

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